Today in history

...leader Hugh Scott died in Falls Church, Virginia, at age 93.In 1999, Navy divers found and recovered the bodies of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, in the wreckage of Kennedy's plane in the...
Author Joe McGinniss dies at age 71

...politics. Having lost the 1960 election in part because of his pale, sweaty appearance during his first debate with John F. Kennedy and aware of his reputation as a partisan willing to play dirty, Nixon had restricted his public outings and presented...
Photo: JFK flags

Flags fly at half mast in front of the Dimond Courthouse on the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy on Friday.
No public benefit if state funds private schools

...My family paid for my Catholic education and would never have expected the government to pay.In 1960, President John F. Kennedy, the first and only Catholic president, declared in a speech about religion: "I believe in an America where the...
Book details escaping Papa Pilgrim trip 'to hell'

...brief, strange encounter with Judith Campbell, who was reportedly connected both to the Chicago mob and President John F. Kennedy, and an even stranger chance meeting with Charles Manson.He moved to New Mexico and then to Alaska in 1988 with...
50 years later: Majority in US still believe JFK assination was a conspiracy

A clear majority of Americans still suspect there was a conspiracy behind President John F. Kennedy's assassination, but the percentage who believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone is at its highest level since the mid-1960s...
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Debates a shot at finding that 'defining moment'

...bored-looking George H.W. Bush checking his watch, or Richard Nixon appearing clammy and tired next to a tanned and rested John F. Kennedy in the first televised debate in 1960."Whether it's sighing or looking at your watch, people will remember that...
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Juneau to honor fallen officers on May 15, National Police Memorial Day

...National Police Week this year is taking place from May 12 to 18. It has been a tradition since 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation declaring May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, according to Its intent...
UPDATE: Juneau runners safe; Bomb blasts kill three at Boston Marathon, injure 144

...Committee on Homeland Security.A few miles away from the finish line and around the same time, a fire broke out at the John F. Kennedy Library. The police commissioner said that it may have been caused by an incendiary device but that it was not clear...
Auto bailout could be key if there's an Obama campaign victory in Ohio

...close and both campaigns are in overdrive. No Republican has ever won the White House without carrying Ohio, and John F. Kennedy's 1960 campaign was the last Democratic effort to win the presidency without it. Voters here are bombarded with...
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