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JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

BROOKLINE, Mass. – A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth came to close Wednesday, exactly 54 years after his assassination. National park rangers …


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Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. A new president, Nov. 24, 1963


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:41 p.m.

13,200 more Kennedy assassination records released

The National Archives on Thursday released more than 13,200 records – some hundreds of pages long – related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 6:41 p.m.

Botulism pills, the CIA, the mob and the JFK assassination

WASHINGTON – Botulism pills. Conspiracy theories. What the government might have known and still won’t say about Lee Harvey Oswald. The release of thousands of records relating to the assassination …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

JFK files: Thousands released but Trump holds back others

Scholars and sleuths are waiting – and waiting – to leap on the release of John F. Kennedy assassination files.


On eve of release of new JFK assassination details, former press agent says she’s found her answers

Sue Vogelsinger, 81, said she’ll likely touch base with old friends in Washington, D.C. on Thursday after new documents are released in the death of her former boss, President John …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

What could be in the long-secret JFK files?

For decades, the existence of secret government files linked to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination has helped fuel conspiracy theories that others besides Lee Harvey Oswald were involved in his …


Speedboat fetches $75K at auction of Kennedy-era memorabilia

A mahogany speedboat that belonged to John F. Kennedy sold for $75,000, and a flight suit that belonged to CIA operative Francis Gary Powers sold for $2,750 Saturday at a …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:10 p.m.

Will Trump allow release of secret JFK assassination papers?

The anticipated release of thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination has scholars and armchair detectives buzzing. Now, they’re waiting to see whether President Donald …


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Michael Gerson: Quick library trip would aid Trump

What Trump may need most at this moment is a geography lesson. The White House library is in the basement, right next to the main stairs.


UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

Thousands turn out to remember JFK on 100th birthday

Americans turned out by the thousands Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the day he would have turned 100.


New John F. Kennedy stamp marks centennial of his birth

The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth.


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Marilyn Monroe dress for JFK birthday song sold – $4.8 million

Officials say a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe as she famously sang “Happy Birthday” to President John. F. Kennedy has sold for nearly $5 million at a Los Angeles auction.


The secret history of presidential disease, sickness and deception

In his second term as president, Dwight Eisenhower looked like an old man. He’d had a serious heart attack in 1955, requiring extensive hospitalization. Ike later suffered a stroke. In …


UPDATED: Mon., May 2, 2016, 11:37 a.m.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Bernie Nation shedding its dignity

It comes, then, to this. The extreme left now mirrors the extreme right, each reflecting the anger and unbending rigidity of the other.


‘Antiques Roadshow’ appraisers deliver surprise, disappointment

“Antiques Roadshow” on PBS is all about possibilities. Is Great-Grandma’s brooch worth some serious money or is its worth measured only in sentimental value? Thousands of people got opportunities to …


At Antiques Roadshow in Spokane, a $300,000 painting and more

Thousands of people got the opportunities to learn more about their treasures Saturday as Antiques Roadshow set up shop in the Spokane Convention Center for the day.


Shawn Vestal: Deer Park man’s study rebuts JFK single-shooter finding

Robert Forman was a sociology professor in Oshkosh, Wis., when the Warren Commission report came out in 1964, asserting that a single gunman had killed President John F. Kennedy. The …


Paul Turner: Readers share the moment they learned of JFK’s death

The ranks are thinning. But there is still no shortage of Americans who remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news 50 years ago.


Witness to history: Spokane’s ‘Hank’ Buller was usher at Kennedy’s funeral

Knowing his 6-foot-5-inch frame might block views of the momentous scene unfolding in Washington, D.C.’s, St. Matthews Cathedral on Nov. 25, 1963, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Henry Buller positioned …


Doug Clark: Cheering at Mississippi school added to JFK assassination horror

I wasn’t surprised by the many responses I received following my Tuesday column on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which hits the half-century mark on Friday. If there’s …


Obama honors Clinton, Oprah, others with freedom medal

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on more than a dozen prominent Americans 50 years after the death of the award’s founder, President John …


Doug Clark: JFK autopsy photo too much for tabloid

I’ve never been much for censorship. If adults want to get their hair cut or their coffee served to them by some nearly nude chick with self-esteem issues, well, so …


Executive assistant

Sue Vogelsinger first learned of her boss’s death while reviewing one of his upcoming speeches. The place was Dallas. The date was Nov. 22, 1963. Her boss was President John …


Most Retailers and Public Services Close Monday

Most Spokane retail business and public service operations will be at a standstill Monday as the city mourns the death of President John F Kennedy.


Kennedy Ceremonies Announced

Thousands of Spokane and Inland Empire citizens will pay homage to the late president John F. Kennedy in numerous ceremonies scheduled today and Monday.


City Expresses ‘Profound Shock’

The assassination of President Kennedy brought deep shock and grief to people of Spokane Friday. Businessmen, secretaries, shoppers, students – people from all walks of life express sorrow and amazement.


Noise, Laughter Disappear From Halls of Schools Here

Students in Spokane area public and private schools were shocked into silence today at the news of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.