Tributes Pour in for Late US Senator Edward Kennedy
U.S. President Barack Obama says the United States has lost a great leader in Senator Edward Kennedy, who died Tuesday night at his Massachusetts home at the age of 77. In a statement released early Wednesday morning by the White House, Mr. Obama said he and his wife, Michelle, are heartbroken about Kennedy's passing. The president paid tribute to the legendary lawmaker's work over nearly five decades in the U.S. Senate, on such issues as civil rights and health care.