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  • Rochus Misch dies at 96; Hitler's bodyguard was unrepentant

    Rochus Misch never expressed regret over his wartime service or doubts about the man he and his comrades called "the boss." Misch was Adolf Hitler's bodyguard, messenger and telephone operator. He had tea and cookies with Hitler's sister in Vienna. He...
  • Andy Warhol's 'Jackie' works were his 'Guernica'

    Andy Warhol's 'Jackie' works were his 'Guernica'
    For art, the 1963 murder of a president became America's Guernica. In style, emotional tenor and generation, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol were very different artists. But both made paintings that spoke to an epic social trauma of their day. And both...
  • JFK was arts patron in chief

    JFK was arts patron in chief
    Three days after Lee Harvey Oswald's bullet inconsolably blackened the mood of America, Leonard Bernstein tried to lift the nation's spirits by focusing on a special legacy — one that is getting too little attention in the commentary around Friday's...
  • Re-enactment spotlights legal legacy of Mormon church founder Joseph Smith

    Re-enactment spotlights legal legacy of Mormon church founder Joseph Smith
    Constantly in and out of courtrooms until killed by a mob outside a jail in Carthage, Ill., Mormon church founder Joseph Smith spent much of his adult life as a wanted man. On Monday, three lesser known legal battles that kept Smith a free man will come...
  • Dallas 50 years later

    Dallas 50 years later
    Ronald Fuller was bleeding after a fall. Carl Tanner was complaining of chest pain. In all, 23 people were being treated in the emergency room of Parkland Memorial Hospital at lunchtime on Nov. 22, 1963. None of the doctors or nurses caring for everyday...
  • Dallas' Sixth Floor Museum gives bigger picture of JFK assassination

     Dallas' Sixth Floor Museum gives bigger picture of JFK assassination
    DALLAS — It's a site, and sight, both eerie and fascinating. Peering through thick glass, I see a collection of scuffed boxes up against a corner window, the sniper's nest from which Lee Harvey Oswald is said to have shot President John F....
  • In Dallas, events mark the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination

     In Dallas, events mark the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination
    DALLAS — The city's official commemoration event, "The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy," will be Nov. 22 in Dealey Plaza and includes historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough reading excerpts from some of...
  • Home where Oswald slept night before Kennedy assassination now museum

    Home where Oswald slept night before Kennedy assassination now museum
    DALLAS (Reuters) - The suburban Dallas home where Lee Harvey Oswald spent the night before he assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy opened as a museum on Wednesday ahead of the 50th anniversary of the shooting later in November. Oswald stored the...
  • Dallas to mark JFK assassination with wide array of events

    DALLAS — The city is preparing to mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination with events designed to celebrate his legacy and show how far Dallas, and the country, have come since that fall day in 1963. In addition to a city-...
  • JFK assassination reporter recalls Zapruder saying, 'I know he's dead'

    JFK assassination reporter recalls Zapruder saying, 'I know he's dead'
    Darwin Payne, 76, of Dallas, was among the crowd of reporters dispatched to cover the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  Now a professor emeritus of communications at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Payne discussed...
  • John F. Kennedy was too complicated to be idolized

    John F. Kennedy was too complicated to be idolized
    When I was 13, my seventh-grade history teacher upbraided me in front of the entire class for being rude and disrespectful to our Founding Fathers. My crime? I had asked how she squared her (rather alarming) passion for Thomas Jefferson with the fact that...