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Family, Doctors Watch Sen. Kennedy's Condition

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Family, Doctors Watch Sen. Kennedy's Condition

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Family, Doctors Watch Sen. Kennedy's Condition

Family, Doctors Watch Sen. Kennedy's Condition

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Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) had a scare this morning. He fell ill, suffering a seizure in his Cape Cod home.

Initially, the news seemed dire — Kennedy was taken to Cape Cod Hospital in nearby Hyannis, and then airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after his doctors became concerned the 76-year-old Democrat might have suffered a stroke.

But by later in the day, a Kennedy spokesman said the senator was conscious, talking and joking with family.

Doctors say they are testing to see if they can discover and treat the underlying cause of the seizure.