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Juicy Handwritten Letter from JFK to Former Mistress Surfaces in New Online Auction

Juicy Handwritten Letter from JFK to Former Mistress Surfaces in New Online Auction

Originally posted 06/02/2016 03:50PM

A handwritten love letter from President John F. Kennedy to his alleged mistress Mary Pinchot Meyer has surfaced in an online auction from Boston's RR Auction.

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Patrick Kennedy Opens Up About His Family's History of Alcohol Abuse and Mental Illness

Originally posted 10/05/2015 11:35AM

Patrick Kennedy, the son of Senator Ted Kennedy, has opened up about the alcoholism and mental illness that he says plagued his famous family for decades – and the "code of silence" that bound him to secrecy.

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Natalie Portman to Play Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie

Natalie Portman to Play Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie

Originally posted 05/14/2015 01:10PM

Jacqueline Kennedy was the epitome of dignity amid unspeakable pain in the days following her husband's assassination in Dallas in 1963. And now, an Oscar-winning actress has been tapped to relive that historic time in a new movie about the woman who still enchants the nation.

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From LIFE: Candid Photos and Classic Portraits of John F. Kennedy

From LIFE: Candid Photos and Classic Portraits of John F. Kennedy

Originally posted 11/22/2014 03:50PM

LIFE.com features a series of photographs taken during the decade and a half when JFK was on his way to becoming, for a time, the most powerful person on earth

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John F. Kennedy Library Releases Letters to Jackie After Assassination | Kennedy Assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, John F. Kennedy, Kennedy

John F. Kennedy Library Releases Letters to Jackie After Assassination

Originally posted 01/15/2014 09:00AM

A series of condolence messages sent after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago, on Nov. 22, 1963, was released Tuesday from the personal papers of his widow, including a letter from the mother of one of four girls killed in the bombing of a Baptist church in Alabama during the civil rights movement.

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Kennedy Memorial Ceremony: Bells, Speeches, Somber Mood in Dallas | Kennedy Assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, John F. Kennedy, Kennedy

Kennedy Memorial Ceremony: Bells, Speeches, Somber Mood in Dallas

Originally posted 11/22/2013 01:40PM



In Dallas, somber and thoughtful ceremonies were set for Friday afternoon to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, who was gunned down on Nov. 22, 1963, as his open-air motorcade traveled through the city.

Bells were expected to toll throughout Dealey Plaza, where sniper Lee Harvey Oswald fired upon Kennedy, who was traveling with his wife, Jacqueline, and Texas Gov. John Connally and his wife, Nellie. The death of Kennedy, the nation's youngest president, plunged the word into mourning, and even today he continues to remain a figure of hope and unity.

Historian David McCullough was scheduled to read passages from Kennedy's speeches, including his much-repeated call to service made during his 1961 inaugural address: "Ask not what your country will do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."

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How the Man Who Filmed Kennedy's Assassination Became a Part of History

Originally posted 11/22/2013 01:15PM



Abraham Zapruder's footage of President John F. Kennedy's assassination may be the most famous home movie in American history. It's also the most chilling.

In this video, journalist Richard Stolley (who later became PEOPLE magazine's founding editor) recounts how he tracked down Zapruder, an amateur film-buff, and purchased the 26-second clip for Life magazine.

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Meet Nora, the Adorable New Kennedy Family Addition

Meet Nora, the Adorable New Kennedy Family Addition

Originally posted 11/22/2013 11:15AM

On this bittersweet anniversary, the Kennedy family has reason to celebrate: The first photos of its youngest member have emerged, 50 years after the death of President John F. Kennedy.

Nora Kara Kennedy was born on Nov. 19, joining the ranks of a family that includes one president, three senators, four members of the House of Representatives and one ex-boyfriend of Taylor Swift. Her father, former U.S. representative Patrick Kennedy, is the son of longtime senator Ted Kennedy, which (if you're keeping track) makes her the great-niece of JFK.

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