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Colleagues react

In D.C., a moment of anguished silence

Lawmakers, fighting tears, express support

Democratic senators Chris Dodd, John Kerry, and Harry Reid choked up as they expressed support for Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Kerry praised his friend's 'big heart' and asked his colleagues to help Kennedy as the senator has helped others. Democratic senators Chris Dodd, John Kerry, and Harry Reid choked up as they expressed support for Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Kerry praised his friend's "big heart" and asked his colleagues to help Kennedy as the senator has helped others. (Kevin Lamarque/reuters)
By Susan Milligan
Globe Staff / May 21, 2008

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WASHINGTON - The man who has enraged, impressed, frustrated, and inspired his colleagues in both parties for more than 45 years in the Senate drew but one bipartisan reaction yesterday as the news emerged that he is fighting a brain tumor: stunned silence, followed by tears. (Full article: 696 words)

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