John F. Kennedy

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton

Obama to honor Clinton, Oprah with freedom medal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will bestow the nation’s highest civilian honor on Oprah Winfrey and former President Bill Clinton. Clinton and Winfrey will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year at the […]

08/08/2013

John F Kennedy

50 years after JFK, Dallas sheds shadow of history

DALLAS (AP) — Anger seethes from the letter mailed to City Hall on Nov. 23, 1963, the day after the tragedy, raging that this city “virtually invited the poor insignificant soul who blotted out the […]

07/13/2013

US President Barack Obama delivers speech to the people of Berlin, Germany in this White House video posted on YouTube.

Obama urges ‘bold’ nuclear cuts in Berlin speech

BERLIN (AP) — Summoning the harsh history of this once-divided city, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cautioned the U.S. and Europe against “complacency” brought on by peace, pledging to cut America’s deployed nuclear weapons by […]

06/19/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on the Equal Pay Act in this White House video posted on YouTube.

Obama observes 50th anniversary of Equal Pay Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that 50 years after enactment of the Equal Pay Act, the nation still faces gender wage disparities that must be fixed. “This is the 21st century,” he declared. […]

06/10/2013

Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. (AP Photo)

Measuring the loss of WWII generation in 7 days

(AP) – The solemn ritual plays out dozens of times every day with a neatly folded flag, a crisp salute and one more goodbye to a fast-fading generation of soldiers, sailors and Marines. These were […]

05/26/2013

State of the Union

Obama’s speechwriter: from intern to top wordsmith

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama decided to attend a memorial service in Arizona for victims of a deadly mass shooting that severely injured then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, he needed a speech. And fast. The […]

05/25/2013

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Dallas exhibit reunites art JFK saw before death

DALLAS (AP) — Artist Jack Zajac said learning earlier this year that his bronze sculpture was among the last works of art ever seen by President John F. Kennedy left him feeling “reverential.” Zajac’s small […]

05/22/2013

PBS logo (AP Photo)

JFK retrospective, Latino history on PBS schedule

LOS ANGELES (AP) — PBS’ fall schedule will examine President John F. Kennedy’s life and his death 50 years ago through a modern lens, part of the network’s increased emphasis on relevance, its programming chief […]

05/09/2013

The Newseum in Washington D.C.

Objects from JFK assassination go on display in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some never-before-seen artifacts from the minutes and hours following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination are going on display Friday, along with an extensive collection of photographs of the young president’s family.

04/11/2013

John F Kennedy

JFK memorabilia fetches about $2M at auction

AMESBURY, Mass. (AP) — A collection of John F. Kennedy memorabilia fetched almost $2 million at auction, including $570,000 for the former president’s Air Force One leather bomber jacket.

02/19/2013

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