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R. Sargent Shriver remembered for heritage, hugs

Published 01/22/2011, Associated Press

R. Sargent Shriver, who fulfilled his brother-in-law John F. Kennedy's campaign promise by starting the Peace Corps, developed the aid organization into an international force. He also was George McGovern's running mate in the 1972 Democratic Party's bid for the presidency. Philanthropists and politicians who have worked to help others through charities were among hundreds honoring Shriver at a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, the Shriver family's church in Potomac, Md.

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