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Originally posted 11/22/2013 11:15AM
On this bittersweet anniversary, the Kennedy family has reason to celebrate: The first photos of its youngest member have emerged, 50 years after the death of President John F. Kennedy.
Nora Kara Kennedy was born on Nov. 19, joining the ranks of a family that includes one president, three senators, four members of the House of Representatives and one ex-boyfriend of Taylor Swift. Her father, former U.S. representative Patrick Kennedy, is the son of longtime senator Ted Kennedy, which (if you're keeping track) makes her the great-niece of JFK.
Originally posted 11/19/2013 09:00PM
Former congressman Patrick Kennedy and his wife, Amy, welcomed a daughter – Nora Kara Kennedy – on Tuesday.
Weighing 6 lbs., 11 oz. and measuring 18¼", the newest member of the Kennedy clan was born at 3:11 p.m. at the Atlanticare Regional Medical Center in New Jersey, where the family now lives.
The couple, who wed in 2011, already have a son, Owen, 18 months, while Amy has a daughter Harper, 5, from a previous marriage.
Originally posted 01/21/2009 02:05PM
Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy was released from the hospital a day after suffering a seizure during Congressional inaugural luncheon.
Kennedy's office confirmed to the Associated Press Wednesday that the 76-year-old left the hospital, where had been resting overnight for observation. A spokesman added that he was in good spirits.
Doctors blamed fatigue for Tuesday's seizure, which struck Kennedy, who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor last May, at Barack Obama's post-swearing-in ceremony gathering in National Statuary Hall.
Originally posted 08/26/2008 08:15AM
The cheers were explosive as Sen. Ted Kennedy, still recovering from brain surgery in June, took the stage Monday night at the Democratic National Convention.
The iconic "Lion of the Senate," 76, was expected to sit out this convention, perhaps his last. Though battling a malignant tumor in his left parietal lobe, he made a last-minute decision to fly from Massachusetts to Denver with his wife, Victoria.
With his signature white mane slightly thinning in spots but his bulky frame as stalwart as ever – and with his wife at his side – Kennedy strode onstage unassisted as the 4,400 delegates in the hall rose from their seats to deliver their unrestrained cheers and screams.
Originally posted 06/09/2008 10:10AM
One week after his surgery to treat a malignant brain tumor, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy is expected to be released from North Carolina's Duke University Medical Center on Monday, his son, Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), tells the Providence Journal-Bulletin.
The 76-year-old is then due to rest at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, on Cape Cod.
"I know he's planning for the future," the younger Kennedy said of his father, "and being chairman of the committee that will consider the health-care legislation when [Barack] Obama is president."
The operation, his son added, "went better than anyone expected."
– Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 06/02/2008 03:00PM
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's surgery for his malignant brain tumor was successful and "accomplished our goals," his doctor at Duke Medical Center said Monday afternoon, according to a Kennedy family spokesperson.
A statement from the Massachusetts Democrat's office also said the operation was being performed by one of the nation's top neurosurgeons, Dr. Allan Friedman. He is "one of the thought leaders" and a giant in the field of neuro-oncology, Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, tells the Associated Press.
Originally posted 06/02/2008 09:00AM
Sen. Edward Kennedy, diagnosed last month with a malignant brain tumor, announced in a statement from his office that he would undergo surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday.
Kennedy's statement went on to say that the operation would be followed by chemotherapy and radiation at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, reports Reuters. The senator checked into Duke on Sunday.
The surgery, to be performed by Dr. Allan Friedman, chief of neurosurgery at Duke, was scheduled for around 9 ET and was expected to last about six hours. The senator, 76, said he anticipated remaining hospitalized at Duke for about a week.
Originally posted 05/23/2008 09:25AM
While not mentioning his cancer diagnosed earlier this week, a contemplative yet outdoorsy looking Sen. Edward Kennedy said Thursday it was "good to be home" at his family's place in Hyannis Port, calling Cape Cod "the best place on earth."
In a video aired in Boston and then shown nationwide on CNN, Kennedy also acknowledged the "incredible amounts of wonderful notes and letters from friends and colleagues in the Senate, as well as from people here in outpouring of support," which he called "very uplifting and touching."
He added that he was "enormously grateful."
Originally posted 05/21/2008 10:15AM
U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy was expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., traveling to the Kennedy family
compound in Hyannis Port following his brain tumor diagnosis, MSNBC reports.
The longtime Democratic senator from Massachusetts, diagnosed Tuesday with a malignant brain tumor, will rest at the family home in Cape Cod while awaiting further test results and treatment options over the Memorial Day weekend, doctors say.
Originally posted 05/17/2008 01:40PM
Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy fell ill at his home in Hyannis Port early Saturday morning and was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital before being taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston by helicopter, CNN reports.
The politician, 76, suffered an apparent seizure, his family said.
"He is undergoing a battery of tests at Massachusetts General Hospital to determine the cause of the seizure. Sen. Kennedy is resting comfortably, and it is unlikely we will know anything more for the next 48 hours," a statement from his office said.
"He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital briefly this morning and then he was transferred to a Boston hospital," confirms Cape Cod Hospital spokesperson David Riley, who wouldn't comment on Kennedy's symptoms.
In October, Kennedy underwent surgery to clear his carotid artery but recovered quickly.
The senator, whose brother was late President John F. Kennedy, is one of only six in history to serve in the Senate for more than 40 years.
– Molly Lopez
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