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As It Happened: The 'Celebration Of Life' Memorial Service For Sen. Kennedy

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy is being remembered this evening at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston. The 77-year-old "lion of the Senate," died Tuesday after a year-long battle against brain cancer.

Among those speaking at tonight's service: Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn.; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; and Kennedy's niece Caroline, daughter of the nation's 35th president.

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Update at 10:20 p.m. ET. The service just concluded. Click "play" and you'll see our minute-by-minute coverage:



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