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Obamas to attend Edward M. Kennedy Institute dedication in Boston

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute was seen from the air this month, adjacent to the JFK Library.David L Ryan/Globe staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is planning to attend the dedication of the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston later this month.

Kennedy widow and institute co-founder Victoria Reggie Kennedy announced Monday that the president, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden all plan to attend the ceremony on March 30.

The institute is being built on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The centerpiece is a full-scale representation of the U.S. Senate chamber.

Ted Kennedy died in 2009 from brain cancer after serving 47 years in the Senate. Kennedy’s endorsement helped Obama win the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.