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Ex-RI Rep. Kennedy, wife welcome baby girl in NJ


POMONA, N.J. (AP) — Former Rhode Island congressman Patrick Kennedy and his wife are celebrating the birth of a daughter.

Nora Kara Kennedy was born Tuesday at a hospital in Pomona, N.J.

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Jennifer Tornetta says the baby weighs 6 pounds and 11 ounces and measures 18 1/4 inches long. She says mother Amy Kennedy and the baby are doing well.

Patrick Kennedy is the son of the late Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago Friday.

He says this has been a bittersweet week for his relatives as they remember his uncle. But he says his daughter’s birth has made the time “a whole lot sweeter.”

The Kennedys have an 18-month-old son, Owen. Amy Kennedy has a 5-year-old daughter, Harper, from a previous marriage.