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'What Have We Done to You, Rosie?' Distraught Rose Kennedy on the Lobotomized Daughter She Didn't See for 20 Years

'What Have We Done to You, Rosie?' Distraught Rose Kennedy on the Lobotomized Daughter She Didn't See for 20 Years

Originally posted 09/02/2015 02:20PM

Rose Kennedy always worried about her eldest daughter Rosemary, who was born mentally disabled in 1918. Rose and her husband Joe P. Kennedy consulted with specialists, enrolled Rosemary in schools where she would be cared for and nurtured and always made sure her eight siblings tried to include her. But after Rosemary's disastrous lobotomy in 1941 that left her with the mental capacity of a young child, Rose did not see her daughter for two decades.

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The Untold Story of JFK's Sister Rosemary & the Lobotomy Ordered by Her Father

The Untold Story of JFK's Sister, Rosemary Kennedy, and the Disastrous Lobotomy Ordered by Her Father

Originally posted 09/02/2015 08:00AM

"Darling Daddy," 22-year-old Rosemary Kennedy wrote in a 1940 letter to her father Joseph P. Kennedy, then serving as U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain. "I am so fond of you. And I love you so very much."

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J.K. Rowling Celebrates Hogwarts Day by Wishing Harry Potter's Son a Good First Day of School

J.K. Rowling Celebrates Hogwarts Day by Wishing Harry Potter's Son a Good First Day of School

Originally posted 09/01/2015 10:20PM

For Harry Potter fans, Sept. 1 marks the anniversary of the day the series protagonist first left the Muggle world behind him and boarded the Hogwarts Express: at 11 a.m. sharp at London's Kings Cross Station.

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Bestselling Author Brad Meltzer Helps Save Former Teacher's Life by Finding Her a Kidney Donor

Bestselling Author Brad Meltzer Helps Save Former Teacher's Life by Finding Her a Kidney Donor

Originally posted 09/01/2015 08:10PM

Almost 30 years after graduating from high school, bestselling author Brad Meltzer set out to find a way to thank his beloved 11th grade history teacher, Ellen Sherman.

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Pamela Anderson on Men: 'I'm Not Dating Until Christmas'

Pamela Anderson on Men: 'I'm Not Dating Until Christmas'

Originally posted 09/01/2015 12:25PM

After 20-plus years in the spotlight, three wild marriages and two teenage sons, Pamela Anderson has been known to break the rules – especially when it come to her love life.

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Pamela Anderson Says Ex-Husband Tommy Lee 'Was The Love of My Life'

Pamela Anderson Says Ex-Husband Tommy Lee 'Was The Love of My Life'

Originally posted 08/29/2015 11:35AM

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee – who were married from 1995 to 1998 – had one of the wildest rock and roll marriages of all time. Now, 17 years after their divorce, Anderson tells PEOPLE that Lee was her true love.

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Lisbeth Salander Returns in The Girl in the Spider's Web: Review

Lisbeth Salander Returns in The Girl in the Spider's Web: Review

Originally posted 08/27/2015 06:25PM

Swedish author Stieg Larsson may have died far too young, but his two beloved characters – punk hacker goddess Lisbeth Salander and rumpled but tenacious investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist – happily live on.

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After Living with Hepatitis C for 16 Years, Pamela Anderson Now Says 'I Could Be Cured Within a Month'

After Living with Hepatitis C for 16 Years, Pamela Anderson Now Says 'I Could Be Cured Within a Month'

Originally posted 08/27/2015 03:35PM

In 2002, Pamela Anderson revealed that she was diagnosed with Hepatitis C, something she hasn't spoken about in depth.

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Pamela Anderson: 'I Feel Like I'm Getting Younger All the Time'

Pamela Anderson: 'I Feel Like I'm Getting Younger All the Time'

Originally posted 08/26/2015 12:50PM

More than two decades after her curves helped turn Baywatch into a cultural phenomenon, Pamela Anderson says that approaching 50 – she turned 48 last month – is really no big deal

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President Obama's Summer Reading List Revealed: All the Light We Cannot See and More

President Obama's Summer Reading List Revealed: All the Light We Cannot See and More

Originally posted 08/13/2015 05:35PM

It's summertime, the living is easy and President Obama is finally getting caught up on his reading.

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