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After a losing presidential campaign, it became clear to Edward "Ted" Kennedy that his true calling was to help shape the country's political future from the U.S. Senate.

The turning point came in 1980 when Kennedy unsuccessfully challenged President Carter in the Democratic primaries.

But Kennedy's loss was not necessarily such a bad thing, a top political historian notes. Read full article »

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