Obama meets Kennedy widow

President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the street to the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel for a private meeting with the Kennedy family in Boston.

Obama emerged from his hotel in central Boston, surrounded by Secret Service agents, wearing a coat to ward off the rain, and walked across the road to the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, to meet Vicki Kennedy.
He retraced his steps just over 10 minutes later and the White House confirmed that he met with Kennedy's widow, ahead of the funeral set to draw scores of politicians and public figures at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston.

The president left the east coast resort of Martha's Vineyard late yesterday where he had been vacationing, to ensure that bad weather unleashed by weakening tropical depression Danny would not thwart his plans to be at the funeral.
Obama has said he was "heartbroken" by the loss of Kennedy, who he viewed as a friend and political mentor.
The president is expected to return to Martha's Vineyard, weather permitting, later today, before leaving for Washington as scheduled for tomorrow.

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