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Kennedy to have Boston funeral, Arlington National burial


BOSTON (AP) -- It's a farewell tour for Sen. Ted Kennedy.

His body, and members of his family, will travel for at least two hours from his Cape Cod home to Boston. A family spokesman says Kennedy's body will leave his Hyannis Port compound around lunchtime and pass through sites that were significant to him.

The hearse will head to Boston and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, where the body will lie in repose for two days. Members of his family, including his wife, Vicki, are expected to greet well-wishers filing past his casket.

A memorial service will be held at the presidential library Friday evening. On Saturday morning, President Barack Obama will deliver a eulogy at a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica. It's the same church where Kennedy prayed daily while his daughter, Kara, successfully battled cancer.

Kennedy will be laid to rest later in the day near his brothers at Arlington National Cemetery.

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