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President Obama hailed Sen. Edward M. Kennedy as "a champion for those who had none, the soul of the Democratic Party and the lion of the U.S. Senate" at a funeral Mass for the late lawmaker Saturday.

A virtual who's who of American politics gathered to pay respects to Kennedy at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in the Mission Hill section of Boston, Massachusetts.

Former Presidents Carter, Clinton and George W. Bush were among the dignitaries who attended. Read full article »

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