By Mark Memmott
The long, rich, sometimes tragic and sometimes controversial story that was the life of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy -- Teddy -- is reaching it conclusion.
The 77-year-old Democratic icon, youngest sibling in one of the nation's most storied families, is being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. He died Tuesday after a year-long battle with brain cancer.
His funeral procession will pause outside the U.S. Capitol to give his current and former staffers, as well as members of Congress, a chance to pay their respects.
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