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August 26, 2009
Posted: 1837 GMT

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The last of the Kennedy brothers is dead and today marks the death, perhaps, of the Camelot mystique and of a Kennedy political dynasty.

Senator Ted Kennedy lost his battle with brain cancer. We'll go live to Hyannis Port in Massachusetts with a report from outside the Kennedy compound.

We'll also discuss Kennedy's political career as the senior senator from Massachusetts, his contributions to healthcare reform, his role in the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, his involvement in finding a peaceful resolution in Northern Ireland and what happens next in the Senate and in his home state.

We will then go live to Baghdad for a report on the death of top Shiite leader Abdel Aziz Al Hakim. What does this mean for Iraq and its internal political battles? Plus, Iraq and Syria are still ensconced over suspects in last Wednesday's truck bombings in Baghdad. There are developments on that front and we will bring them to you.

Also, we have some good economic numbers to report. New home sales figures came in better than expected. French unemployment numbers also beat expectations. Despite all that, stocks are lower in Europe and struggling on Wall Street. We'll tell you why.

Plus, and I didn't know this, but there are apparently more "dangerous" celebrities than others online. These are celebrity names that can lead you to websites that will damage your computer with viruses or spyware. Nicole Lapin will join us live to talk us through the list.

See you on TV!

Hala

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Sayan Majumdar   August 27th, 2009 11:29 am ET

Senator Edward Kennedy should also be remembered for his awareness initiatives and strong protests during the systematic genocide carried on by the Pakistani government on its eastern enclave during 1970-71. It is a story “retold” to me as my parents migrated as minority Hindu refugees from East Pakistan (presently Bangladesh) during the “Great Divide” of India at the twilight of British Rule (1946-47).

The incidents of 1970-71 were equally horrific and Edward Kennedy had displayed his strength of character through his initiatives and protests even standing up against the “official position” of his own United States government driven by compulsions of Cold War adjustments.

Sayan.

Dave Mooney   August 29th, 2009 3:27 pm ET

As an American Expat in Turkey i was very much disappoınted in CNN for not covering the funeral in Boston of Sen Ted Kennedy. After programming went to "Inside Africa" I had to switch to BBC who had the whole funeral. I think someone in the news division should take another look at programming prıorıtıes.

Zakaria   September 2nd, 2012 4:08 am ET

While the redesign of the site is cute, there hiesght responsibility is to the information they broadcast to the largest audience. That is still TV. And I must say that CNN is increasingly incomplete and unsatisfactory on their coverage of the news. I am actually a big fan of the content available online for there Latino in America series. However what they broadcasted for the largest audiences was terribly incomplete and unoriginal. Cute site, but substance is king. so far I will judge them as a bit of smoke and mirrors.

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