Some happy news came Tuesday for the Kennedy family in a week when they are dealing with the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death, and the death this week of Victoria Kennedy’s father, Edmund Reggie (obituary, Page B13). Former Rhode Island congressman Patrick Kennedy and his wife, Amy, announced the birth of their daughter, Nora Kara Kennedy. “As we celebrate the birth of our daughter alongside our wonderful families, we honor the memories of those never far from our thoughts and turn a bittersweet time a whole lot sweeter,” a family statement said.

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