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For Kirk, ‘sobering, emotional’

Taking over for Kennedy poses challenges, stirs feelings on first day for newcomer

Paul Kirk was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden yesterday as Kirk’s wife, Gail, looked on. The Kirks also visited the Kennedys’ graves. Paul Kirk was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden yesterday as Kirk’s wife, Gail, looked on. The Kirks also visited the Kennedys’ graves. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By Joseph Williams and Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / September 26, 2009

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Paul G. Kirk Jr. stepped decisively into his four-month stint as Massachusetts’ junior senator yesterday, intent on putting the controversy of his appointment behind him and taking on a new challenge: to continue the work of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy. (Full article: 986 words)

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