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Ted Kennedy Jr. announces run for Connecticut state senate seat

By Richard Weizel BRANFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - Ted Kennedy Jr., son of the late Democratic senator from Massachusetts, Edward Kennedy, announced on Tuesday that he would run for a seat in the Connecticut state senate, his first run for political office. Kennedy, also the nephew of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, declared his candidacy at the Blackstone Library in Branford, Connecticut, the town near New Haven where he has lived with his family for more than two decades.

Ted Kennedy Jr. to seek seat in Connecticut state legislature

(Reuters) - Ted Kennedy Jr., the son of the late Democratic Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy, will run for a seat in the Connecticut Senate, a Democratic source familiar with his plans said on Monday. Kennedy, 52, is expected to declare his candidacy on Tuesday at a library in Branford, Connecticut, the town near New Haven where he lives. It will be his first try for political office. Kennedy is also a nephew of assassinated President John F. Kennedy. The Democrat who represents the district, Edward Meyer, is retiring.

Flirting with N.H. Senate run, Scott Brown quits law firm job

BOSTON (Reuters) - Former Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown, who last month said he was exploring a run for Senate in New Hampshire, has quit his job at a Boston law firm, the firm confirmed on Thursday. "We enjoyed having Scott as a member of our team," said Andrew Glincher, managing partner of the Boston law firm Nixon Peabody. "We wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

Tufts University offers financial aid for students' year off

BOSTON (Reuters) - Tufts University will launch a program next autumn to help cash-strapped students take a year off to travel and perform public service before starting their undergraduate classes. The program puts Massachusetts-based Tufts among a handful of American colleges offering to pay for a 'gap year' to explore the world and absorb different cultures after high school, a tradition that is more common in Europe.

Scott Brown readies another US Senate bid

He's finally in -- well, almost. After months of teasing supporters, plotting strategy and moving from one state to another, Republican ex-senator Scott Brown announced Friday he is readying another run, one that could help his party snatch a seat from rival Democrats. This time, the former Massachusetts lawmaker will be launching his campaign from the neighboring state of New Hampshire, where he has long owned a vacation home, in order to run against freshman Senate Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

Former Republican Senator Scott Brown to explore New Hampshire run

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, who has been flirting with running for a New Hampshire Senate seat since moving north last year, will step into the spotlight on Friday when he addresses a conservative group in that New England state. Brown, a moderate Republican, is enough of a concern for his potential general election rival, first-term Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, that her campaign has been raising his potential candidacy in fund-raising e-mails.

Kennedy niece acquitted of drugged driving

A niece of assassinated US president John F. Kennedy was acquitted of drugged driving by a six-member jury on Friday, closing a trial that has captivated the tabloid press. Kerry Kennedy gave herself a round of applause after the verdict was read out in a New York county court, media reported, where she was joined by her mother Ethel and other supporters. "She was found not guilty," a court official confirmed to AFP. The jurors took around an hour to reach their verdict. According to US media, she faced up to a year in jail if convicted.

Kennedy niece acquitted of drugged driving

A niece of assassinated US president John F. Kennedy was acquitted of drugged driving by a six-member jury on Friday, closing a trial that has captivated the tabloid press. Kerry Kennedy gave herself a round of applause after the verdict was read out in a New York county court, media reported, where she was joined by her mother Ethel and other supporters. "She was found not guilty," a court official confirmed to AFP. The jurors took around an hour to reach their verdict. According to US media, she faced up to a year in jail if convicted.

Kennedy niece acquitted of drugged driving

A niece of assassinated US president John F. Kennedy was acquitted of drugged driving by a six-member jury on Friday, closing a trial that has captivated the tabloid press. Kerry Kennedy gave herself a round of applause after the verdict was read out in a New York county court, media reported, where she was joined by her mother Ethel and other supporters. "She was found not guilty," a court official confirmed to AFP. The jurors took around an hour to reach their verdict. According to US media, she faced up to a year in jail if convicted.

Well-known father-son pair to bow out after Boston Marathon

BOSTON (Reuters) - A 73-year-old man who has run the Boston Marathon pushing his wheelchair-bound son for the past 31 years plans to make this year's edition of the event his last. Dick Hoyt, whose 52-year-old son Rick suffers from cerebral palsy, had planned to make the 2013 race his last but decided to run one more time after the duo was stopped along with thousands of other athletes at the 25-mile marker because of the twin pressure-cooker bombs that killed three people and injured 264.
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