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Obama To Eulogize Kennedy At Funeral Mass

BOSTON -- President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy for Sen. Edward Kennedy at a funeral Mass this morning in Boston.

The service is expected to draw mourners from across the political spectrum and stations of life.

The Roman Catholic Mass will be presided over by no fewer than seven priests, 11 pallbearers and 29 honorary pallbearers.

Tenor Placido Domingo will sing, accompanied by cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Joining Obama and nearly 1,500 other invitees at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica will be former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, as well as 58 current members of the U.S. Senate, 21 former members and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, once an aide to Kennedy.

Following the service, Kennedy's body will be flown to Andrews Air Force Base before being driven to the U.S. Capitol then along the National Mall and into Arlington Cemetery.

There, as evening falls, he will be buried on a hillside grave site near his two slain brothers.


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