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The co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane was treated for suicidal tendencies "several years ago", before he received his pilot's licence, German prosecutors said Monday. "In the ensuing years and up until recently, he had doctors' visits and was written off sick but showed no sign of suicidal tendencies or aggression towards others," said Ralf Herrenbrueck, spokesman for the prosecutor's office in the western city of Duesseldorf. He said in a statement that prosecutors would "not take part in speculation about the deceased co-pilot's motives". Herrenbrueck said based on the evaluation of medical documents and the testimony of people who knew the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, there was still no indication that he had told anyone of his plans or left behind a suicide note.
BOSTON (AP) — The late "liberal lion" Sen. Edward Kennedy was hailed by political leaders from across the country and political spectrum Monday at the formal dedication of an institute named for him in Boston featuring a full-size replica of the Senate chamber.