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Kennedy assassination: Memory and myth refuse to die after 50 years

These days, it is only the world’s grandparents who can tell you where they were when they heard John F Kennedy was dead. For decades that was a staple of the global collective memory, a question that could be asked in Berlin or London as readily as New York or…

Final sketch drawn by JFK goes up for auction

A sketch of a boat, done by president John F. Kennedy the day before he was assassinated, is among some 200 JFK items on sale Thursday in an online auction. The pencil drawing, doodled on stationary from Houston’s Rice Hotel, will fetch an estimated $30,000 to $40,000, said the RR…

New JFK film about ordinary people, not conspiracies

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, director Peter Landesman transports the viewer behind the scenes to witness the chaos, panic and grief of the infamous event in his new movie “Parkland,” which premiered in Venice Sunday. “The film is not about conspiracies. We chose to tell a truthful story,…

Cardinal Dolan on secularism: Santorum had ‘good point’ about vomiting

The archbishop of New York on Sunday agreed that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum had a “good point” when he said that John F. Kennedy’s speech about the separation of church in state made him want to “throw up.” In a 1960 speech, Kennedy had assured Southern Baptist leaders that…

Santorum: JFK’s secularism ‘makes me throw up’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said on Sunday that former President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to the separation of church and state made him “throw up.” In a 1960 speech, Kennedy had assured Southern Baptist leaders that as the nation’s first Catholic president, he would not take orders from the…

New audio tape sheds light on JFK assassination

WASHINGTON — Long-lost audio recordings of the aftermath of president John F. Kennedy’s assassination have been made public, captivating historians and stirring fascination about that fateful day. Almost 50 years after the November 22, 1963 assassination, a two hour and 22 minute reel was found among the personal effects of…

JFK saw ‘tough day’ on eve of assassination

NEW YORK — In an unintentionally ominous prediction, John F. Kennedy said ahead of a trip to Dallas, where he would be assassinated, that he was expecting a “tough day,” secret recordings reveal. The John F Kennedy Presidential Library on Tuesday released 45 hours of recordings that Kennedy made of…

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