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  • Bells shatter a November morning

    SACRAMENTO — Five bells rang, followed by the clack-clack of paper spewing from the Teletype. It was a bulletin. "Dallas, Nov. 22 (UPI)—Three shots were fired at President Kennedy's motorcade today in downtown Dallas." Five bells for a...
  • 'Girl in Blue,' now working in Scranton, was eyewitness to JFK assassination

    'Girl in Blue,' now working in Scranton, was eyewitness to JFK assassination
    She is known as the "Girl in Blue." For years, the schoolgirl in the blue jacket who perched atop a stone pedestal in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 22, 1963 - and documented in grainy photographs and film clips - tantalized historians...
  • History relives the week of JFK's assassination on Twitter

    It was 50 years ago this week that President John F. Kennedy made his fateful trip to Dallas where he was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald and America's course in the 1960s was altered forever. It's events like this that a cable channel dedicated to...
  • History Launches 'JFK Twitter Takeover' For 50th Anniversary of Assassination

    Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, the ways the public shares information are now vastly different. History is highlighting this by Tweeting play-by-play accounts Kennedy's final days as it builds up to the shooting's 50th...
  • Even after 50 years, JFK conspiracy theories abound

    "The moment that changed America" reads Time magazine's Nov. 25 edition -- speaking of JFK's assassination. So the conventional wisdom is that news magazines are finished and useless. I suggest you look at Time's two stories by David Von Drehle ("...
  • Cop at JFK killing searched depository, called out, 'Here's a rifle'

    DALLAS — Back in 1963, Dallas Sheriff’s Deputy Eugene Boone rushed to the scene of the shooting of President John F. Kennedy. As the 50th anniversary of the assassination approaches, Boone, 75 and living in Abilene, Texas, shared memories of...
  • Officer J.D. Tippit's widow recalls JFK assassination, legacy

    DALLAS — On Friday, the city will mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination with a ceremony in Dealey Plaza. Among those planning to attend is Marie Tippit, widow of J.D. Tippit, the Dallas police officer shot and killed...
  • The book that cured me of JFK conspiracies once and for all

    The book that cured me of JFK conspiracies once and for all
    For a few years after seeing Oliver Stone’s 1991 political thriller "JFK," I was an assassination buff. I bought one of the books on which the film was based: “On the Trail of the Assassins” by Jim Garrison. I reread “Libra,”...
  • A Little Boy's Plan To Save The President

    If they get me to Dallas, I can save the president. Those were my thoughts as I stared at the black and white Zenith TV sitting in the corner of my parent's living room. On the screen was the picture of President John F. Kennedy along with the dates:...
  • Obama pays tribute to John F. Kennedy

    Obama pays tribute to John F. Kennedy
    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday placed a wreath at President Kennedy's grave, marking 50 years since the assassination that helped shape the presidency and every man who has held the office since. Obama was just 2 years old, a babbling...
  • Critic's Notebook: 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...