Utah lowers flags for Sen. Kennedy

Utah lowers flags for Sen. Kennedy

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered flags lowered at all state offices in honor of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

Kennedy died late Tuesday of brain cancer. He was 77.

The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Sunday.

Herbert, a Republican, hailed the Massachusetts Democrat, who served 47 years in the Senate and often collaborated with Republican Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Herbert called Kennedy passionate, tireless, selfless and unwavering in his devotion to the country.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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