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May 17, 2008
Ted Kennedy rushed to hospital
by Mark Tran
Saturday May 17 2008
Senator Edward Kennedy, one of America’s last unashamedly liberal politicians, was rushed to hospital today, reportedly suffering from “stroke-like” symptoms.
Kennedy, 76, was rushed from the Kennedy compound at Hyannisport, Massachusetts, where the family holidays, to Cape Cod Hospital at 9am local time (2pm BST), a hospital spokesman told Reuters. He was then airlifted to a Boston hospital, the spokesman said.
CNN reported that Kennedy, who recently angered the Clintons by throwing his support behind Barack Obama for the presidential elections in November, was taken to the hospital on Cape God with symptoms of a stroke, citing an unnamed prominent local Democratic politician.
Edward Kennedy taken to hospital
18:25 GMT, Saturday, 17 May 2008 19:25 UK
US Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy is resting and undergoing tests in a Boston hospital after experiencing what his office says was a “seizure”.
Mr Kennedy, 76, had been rushed from his family compound at Hyannisport to Cape Cod Hospital before being flown to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Earlier reports said he was suffering stroke-like symptoms.
The youngest brother of assassinated President John F Kennedy, he is one of the best-known Democratic politicians.
He has been an active supporter of Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination for US president.
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