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Former Congressman to Lobby Against Legalized Marijuana

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Former congressman Patrick Kennedy says he has established a group to lobby against legalized marijuana. The former eight-term representative from the northeast U.S. state of Rhode Island says efforts to legalize marijuana are well-intentioned but misguided. He says his group “Project SAM” – for Smart Approaches to Marijuana – will instead lobby for increased treatment […]

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World to Remember JFK on 49th Anniversary of Assassination

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Thursday is the 49th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy — a crime that brought the world to a standstill. Admirers of the president will gather at the assassination site in Dallas, Texas to reflect and hold a moment of silence. The city of Dallas will officially mark next year’s 50th […]

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Estranged Wife of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Found Dead

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The estranged wife of lawyer and environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has been found dead. An attorney says police discovered the body of 52-year-old Mary Kennedy in her home in Bedford, north of New York City. Police have released no other details. Mary Kennedy was Kennedy’s second wife. The two filed for divorce in 2010 […]

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Presidential Recordings Shed Light on Final Kennedy Days

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Newly released recordings reveal many of President John F. Kennedy’s private conversations and meetings during the final months of his administration. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston on Tuesday declassified the final 45 hours of White House audio recordings the president secretly taped. The tapes include meetings with then Russian Foreign […]

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Kennedy Center Honors Celebrate Music, Movies, and Broadway

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Caroline Kennedy led the 34th annual Kennedy Center Honors celebration Sunday to honor those who have influenced American culture through the arts. This year’s honorees were cellist Yo-Yo Ma, actress Meryl Streep, singer Neil Diamond, jazz great Sonny Rollins, and Broadway singer Barbara Cook. Caroline Kennedy hosted the program in […]

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Remembering President John F. Kennedy

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Tuesday marks 48 years since the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated. President Kennedy served less than three years in office, but he made a strong mark. Here, we reflect on some of the most notable moments of his presidency. January 20, 1961: Mr. Kennedy is sworn in as president […]

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New Book Marks 48th Anniversary of U.S. Kennedy Assassination

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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As U.S. citizens reflect on the 48th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a former member of the agency responsible for guarding the U.S. president tells VOA that the shooting exposed weaknesses in the security detail. Former U.S. Secret Service agent Gerald Blaine says a lack of manpower contributed to Mr. Kennedy’s […]

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Candid Audio Tapes Reveal Private Kennedy Life

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Decades-old audio tapes of former U.S. first lady Jacqueline Kennedy are providing a rare glimpse of her life, opinions and marriage to the young president John F. Kennedy. The hours-long interviews on the tapes were recorded months after the 1963 assassination of her husband. She talks candidly, saying the time she and her husband were […]

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