Cancer in Remission, Kennedy Set for June Return

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2009 2:46 PM CDT
In this May 21, 2009, file photo, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., walks out of at the Massachusetts General Hospital with his wife, Vicki, right, and niece Caroline Kennedy, center right.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sen. Ted Kennedy should be back at work after the body’s Memorial Day recess, Majority Leader Harry Reid said today after hearing from Kennedy’s wife that the 77-year-old’s brain cancer is in remission. Kennedy has spent much time at home in Massachusetts since the diagnosis last May, the Hill notes; his return should coincide with health initiatives near to his heart.