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.

We'll post updates below as things happen. Just click the "play" button and our additions will flow in automatically.

There are, of course, many ways to follow along, including on the cable news networks. Boston's WBUR is also live-blogging.'s coverage begins here.

Update at 8:30 p.m. ET: The day's historic events have concluded. If you missed any of it, or want to see our minute-by-minute live-blogging, just click the "play" button below.

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5:07 - August 29, 2009