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The Martha’s Vineyard estate of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is being sold to a pair of nonprofits that plan on turning the property into conservation land open to the public, officials said Thursday.
Jean Kennedy Smith, who was the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy and who as a U.S. ambassador played a key role in the peace process in Northern Ireland, has died, relatives said Thursday. She was 92.
On May 27, 1960, the Washington state Democratic convention drew speeches from Lyndon Johnson and John F. Kennedy. The convention was held at the Spokane Memorial Coliseum, which had been built seven years earlier.
In the throes of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was planning to test a massive nuclear bomb in the Arctic Circle. But in a letter to then-President John F. Kennedy, a young Michigan girl was most concerned about the North Pole’s most famous resident.
Jim Leavelle, the longtime Dallas lawman who was captured in one of history’s most iconic photographs as he escorted President John F. Kennedy’s assassin as he was fatally shot, has died. He was 99.
Eastern Washington University has spent nearly $1 million this year to mitigate air contamination in its John F. Kennedy Library.
(Editor’s note: These are the remarks of President Lyndon B. Johnson at the lighting of the nation’s Christmas Tree in 1963):
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 laid a wreath outside Kennedy’s childhood home in Brookline, Massachusetts, and there were speeches from officials, such as former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis. The event also included a 21-gun salute by an honor guard.
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. A new president, Nov. 24, 1963
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.
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 of President John F. Kennedy hasn’t settled the best-known, real-life whodunit in American history. But the record offered riveting details of the way intelligence services operated at the time and are striving to keep some particulars a secret even now.
Scholars and sleuths are waiting – and waiting – to leap on the release of John F. Kennedy assassination files.
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 F. Kennedy.
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 murder. Now the public is going to get a deeper look at the collection.
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 New York auction of Kennedy-era memorabilia.
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 Trump will block the release of files that could shed light on a tragedy that has stirred conspiracy theories for decades.
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. War bonds – Sept. 29, 1918
In a break with tradition, President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center arts awards to “allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction,” the White House announced Saturday.
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.
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. What do you consider JFK's legacy?