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Kennedy Suffers Seizure at Inaugural Luncheon

WASHINGTON — Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who is ill with brain cancer, collapsed at the Inauguration Day luncheon honoring President Obama, casting a pall over what had been a glorious celebration.

Details of Mr. Kennedy’s condition were not known immediately, except that he was stricken and taken by an emergency medical crew to a Washington hospital.

But Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat from Connecticut, told reporters that Mr. Kennedy had appeared to have a seizure but seemed fine as he was put into the ambulance.

"The good news is, he’s going to be fine," Mr. Dodd said.

Shortly before 3 p.m., CNN reported that Mr. Kennedy, 76, had suffered a seizure and been taken from Statuary Hall in the Capitol in a wheelchair. The senator’s brain tumor was discovered last spring after he suffered a seizure.

President Obama spoke briefly of Mr. Kennedy’s latest health p


Added: Jan-20-2009 Occurred On: Jan-20-2009
By: Smitten_Kitten
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