Kennedys giving Obama Profile in Courage Award

/ May 8, 2017

Kennedys giving Obama Profile in Courage Award

Former President Barack Obama returns to the spotlight Sunday to accept an award for political courage from the John F. Kennedy family, days after House Republicans won passage of a bill dismantling much of Obama's signature health insurance law. The Democrat has made few public ...

'Jackie': More pomp than circumstance

/ Mar 22, 2017

'Jackie': More pomp than circumstance

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There's a scene near the end of "Jackie" where the just-widowed first lady Jacqueline Kennedy (played by Natalie Portman) is talking with her priest (John Hurt) about the meaning of life and asks, somewhat bitterly, "Is that all there is?" In my head, all I ...

Rediscovered tape details JFK-King contact

Jan 20, 2014

Rediscovered tape details JFK-King contact

As Americans reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., an audiotape of an interview with the civil rights leader discovered in a Tennessee attic sheds new light on a famous phone call John F. Kennedy made to King's wife more than 50 ...

Reverent memorials to mark 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

Nov 22, 2013

Reverent memorials to mark 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, thousands will mark the day with a solemn ceremony in Dealey Plaza, through which the president's motorcade passed when the shots rang out. Friday's event will feature brief remarks by ...

Nov 16, 2013

Fifty years later, conspiracy theories live on

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"Any concerted plan that placed Lee Harvey Oswald in the gunner's seat," wrote Norman Mailer in "Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery," "would have had to have been built on the calculation that he would miss." Yet Mailer, whose research took him back to the ...