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Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy's death came as Congress was in recess. Even on a quiet summer morning in the district, signs of his death were everywhere.

Senator Kennedy's roots in D.C. went deep. For about the last decade, Senator Kennedy lived at this stately cream-colored two-story home in the Kalorama neighborhood of northwest--when he was in the district. This morning, the home looked empty, with just a single light on inside, in a hallway behind the front door, fronted by two marble columns.

Down on Capitol Hill, few Congressional staffers were walking into the Russell Senate Office building, where Kennedy's office is located. Flags had been lowered to half-staff at all senate and house office buildings. Workers were busy lowering American flags at many other buildings across the district.

On Massachusetts Avenue, named for Kennedy's home state, flags were lowered at the headquarters of the SEIU, and the Johns Hopkins University campus.

Matt Bush reports...

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