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Mary Jo Kopechne
Kennedy Admits Personal 'Frailties,' Vows to Fight On

In an effort to restore his damaged political standing, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) accepted responsibility Friday for "faults and frailties" in his private life and pledged to reform his lifestyle so that it will not interfere with his work. Kennedy, in a painful mea culpa speech at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, indirectly apologized to friends and supporters for his unusually subdued demeanor at the recent confirmation hearings for new Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. But he vowed to "fight the good fight" for them in the years ahead. And without going into details about allegations of heavy...

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