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Poll: Scott Brown pulling even with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire

Poll: Scott Brown pulling even with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H., Aug. 22 (UPI) --A new poll puts former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown in a statistical tie with Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire.
Frances Burns
Man wearing Captain America shirt breaks into Kennedy compound

Man wearing Captain America shirt breaks into Kennedy compound

HYANNIS PORT, Mass., July 16 (UPI) --James Lacroix, 53, arrested for allegedly breaking into the Kennedy compound because he was "looking for Katy Perry."
Evan Bleier
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 20, 2014
By United Press International
Scott Brown moves one state north as he seeks return to U.S. Senate

Scott Brown moves one state north as he seeks return to U.S. Senate

NASHUA, N.H., March 15 (UPI) -- Scott Brown has launched a bid to return to the U.S. Senate, this time from New Hampshire, with a speech at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference.
Scott Brown launches exploratory committee for NH Senate

Scott Brown launches exploratory committee for NH Senate

March 14 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Scott Brown is officially considering a run in New Hampshire.
Gabrielle Levy

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
By United Press International
Obama nominates Vicki Kennedy, Ted Kennedy's widow, for USPS board

Obama nominates Vicki Kennedy, Ted Kennedy's widow, for USPS board

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The president has tapped Ted Kennedy's widow to serve on the U.S. Postal Service's Board of Governors.
Kate Stanton

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
By United Press International

Caroline Kennedy sworn in as U.S. ambassador to Japan

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Caroline Kennedy was sworn in Tuesday as U.S. ambassador to Japan in a ceremony in Secretary of State John Kerry's office in Washington.
Joe Biden congratulates wrong Marty Walsh

Joe Biden congratulates wrong Marty Walsh

BOSTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A man who shares his name with Boston's mayor-elect said the mistaken congratulations he received included a call from Vice President Joe Biden.

Caroline Kennedy 'humbled' by ambassador nomination

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Caroline Kennedy told a U.S. Senate panel Thursday she was "humbled" by her nomination to serve as U.S. ambassador to Japan.
Panel: Diplomatic security must be priority at U.S. State Department

Panel: Diplomatic security must be priority at U.S. State Department

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A panel said U.S. diplomatic facilities face an increasing threat of terrorist attacks and diplomatic security must be a priority at the State Department.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
By United Press International
Author Robert Tanenbaum still dedicated to principles of justice

Author Robert Tanenbaum still dedicated to principles of justice

Robert K. Tanenbaum is still an unabashed idealist who believes in the principles on which the United States was founded.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Caroline Kennedy nominated ambassador to Japan

Caroline Kennedy nominated ambassador to Japan

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday appointed Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of assassinated President John Kennedy, to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan.
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Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-MA, participates in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the situation in Iraq Capitol Hill on April 8, 2008. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)
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Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. Serving almost 47 years, he was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and is the fourth-longest-serving senator in U.S. history. For many years the most prominent living member of the Kennedy family, he was the last surviving son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.; the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassination, and Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., killed in action in World War II; and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.

Kennedy entered the Senate in a November 1962 special election to fill the seat once held by his brother John. He was elected to a full six-year term in 1964 and was reelected seven more times before his death. The controversial Chappaquiddick incident on July 18, 1969, resulted in the death of his automobile passenger Mary Jo Kopechne; Kennedy pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, and the incident significantly damaged his chances of ever becoming President of the United States. His one attempt, in the 1980 presidential election, resulted in a Democratic primary campaign loss to incumbent President Jimmy Carter.

Kennedy was known for his charisma and oratorical skills. His 1968 eulogy for his brother Robert and his 1980 rallying cry for modern American liberalism were among his best-known speeches. He became recognized as "The Lion of the Senate" through his long tenure and influence. More than 300 bills that Kennedy and his staff wrote were enacted into law. Unabashedly liberal, Kennedy championed an interventionist government emphasizing economic and social justice, but was also known for working with Republicans to find compromises between senators with disparate views. Kennedy played a major role in passing many laws, including laws addressing immigration, cancer research, health insurance, apartheid, disability discrimination, AIDS care, civil rights, mental health benefits, children's health insurance, education and volunteering. In the 2000s, he led several unsuccessful immigration reform efforts. Over the course of his Senate career and continuing into the Obama administration, Kennedy continued his efforts to enact universal health care, which he called the "cause of my life."

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