Senator Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died Tuesday night at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a battle with brain cancer. He was 77.
Mr. Kennedy was the last surviving brother of a generation of Kennedys that dominated American politics in the 1960s and that came to embody glamour, political idealism and untimely death. Politics became the family business for this clan and Sen. Kennedy left his mark on legislation devoted to civil rights, education, labor and health care.
More on his legacy tonight.
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