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Politics

A year in, Rep. Kennedy charts his own course

Content to wait his turn, form alliances in House

WASHINGTON — For 90 minutes, the 33-year-old rookie representative with the shock of red hair bided his time as an endless stream of senior lawmakers asked lengthy questions about the crisis in South Sudan. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III stroked his chin as he waited his turn.

Kennedy finally got time for two questions, but the long wait made him late for his next appointment.

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