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Kennedy Events Running Late

Just a quick update: It looks like things are running at least an hour late as the body of Sen. Edward Kennedy, who died Tuesday at the age of 77, makes its way from Boston to his final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

The senator's funeral procession had been scheduled to pause outside the Capitol Building at 4:30 p.m. ET, but has yet to arrive there. And the burial service, which had been set for 5:30 p.m. ET, looks likely to be delayed as well.

We'll put up a fresh post once things get going.

The Boston Globe now says the burial service won't begin until 7:30 p.m. ET. But the Globe also says the event at the Capitol won't happen until 6:30 p.m. ET — which seems like a long time from now given the more than 1,000 people, including some elderly members of Congress, who have already been called to gather there. Perhaps things will move along a little faster than the Globe projects. Stay tuned.

While we wait, here is some video from the funeral service earlier today in Boston:

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