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Robert F. Kennedy

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  • Friends rally to Kennedy's side

    Stricken with a cancerous brain tumor in the autumn of his storied political career, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was facing a daunting treatment regimen with "good spirits," his doctors here said Tuesday, while his family and political friends struggled with...
  • 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour': The Best of Season 2

    'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour': The Best of Season 2
    Widely recalled as the most consistently controversial comedy-variety series ever aired on broadcast television, the CBS show fronted by siblings Tom and Dick yields another DVD collection that they had a hand in assembling themselves. Among the guests...
  • 'After 1968' has a new generation looking back

    'After 1968' has a new generation looking back
    The year 1968 was a transformative one in American history, marred by the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, bringing new dimension to the long-running civil rights struggle. "After 1968," a traveling exhibit on view at the...
  • U. of I. ends admissions clout

    Hoping to end a "sorry chapter" in University of Illinois' history, new board chair Christopher Kennedy and other trustees voted Thursday to eliminate all preferential admissions practices that led to a massive scandal at the state's most prestigious...
  • Karen Bass: Madame Speaker

    Since California added term limits to the political rule book in 1990, the piece of furniture occupied by the speaker of the California Assembly has become both a musical chair and an ejector seat. We've had nine speakers in 14 years. Karen Bass is the...
  • Massachusetts Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy Dies At 77

    Massachusetts Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy Dies At 77
    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat and icon of American liberal politics who was the last surviving brother of a legendary political family, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass., his family announced. He was 77. Kennedy...
  • Obama receives Kennedy blessings

    Declaring that "it is time for a new generation of leadership" in America, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president Monday, wrapping the young politician in the mantle of America's best-known political dynasty. He was joined in a...
  • Friends and colleagues remember Ted Kennedy's life of service

    Friends and colleagues remember Ted Kennedy's life of service
    Praise for Sen. Edward M. "Ted'' Kennedy, the last of three Kennedy brothers who captured the American's public imagination in the 1960s and who dominated the Washington debate through the final decades of his nearly 47-year career in the Senate, rolled...
  • RFK Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Moved to New Prison

    RFK Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Moved to New Prison
    LOS ANGELES - An attorney for the man who assassinated Robert F. Kennedy said Monday his client was transferred from a prison that houses high-risk offenders to a new facility where his life could be in danger. Attorney William F. Pepper said Sirhan...
  • Ted Kennedy's milestones and missteps

    Ted Kennedy's milestones and missteps
    For once, the extravagant elegies for a departed public figure are appropriate. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, in President Obama's words, was "the greatest United States senator of our time," at least for those who shared his passion for an activist federal...
  • Gibson retiring; Sawyer taking over 'World News'

    Gibson retiring; Sawyer taking over 'World News'
    Another anchorman steps down. Another anchorwoman steps up. ABC News has announced that Charles Gibson, anchor of the evening World News since May 2006, will leave the chair at year's end and retire from the network. Taking his place: Diane Sawyer...