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Sen. Edward Kennedy was released Monday from Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina after recovering from brain surgery, CNN has learned.

Kennedy, 76, will return to his home in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, after undergoing a 3-hour operation on June 2 to remove the majority of a malignant glioma from his left parietal lobe.

In a statement from the Massachusetts Democrat's office, Kennedy was said to be "thankful for the care of the doctors and nurses at Duke, and also for the continued prayers and well wishes from the people of Massachusetts and all over the country." Read full article »

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