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Artists celebrated at Obama’s final Kennedy Center Honors gala

Washington - President Barack Obama attended his last Kennedy Center Honors gala, making some of his final goodbyes to celebrated artists before leaving office next month.

Sirhan Sirhan denied parole for 1968 slaying of Robert Kennedy

San Diego - Jordanian immigrant Sirhan Sirhan might not have fired the shot that killed U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-New York) in a Los Angeles hotel on the night of the 1968 California presidential primary.

Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan denied parole

Los Angeles - Authorities on Wednesday denied parole for the 15th time to Sirhan Sirhan, the man behind the 1968 assassination of US presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.

Op-Ed: New Yorkers told to stay off roads, transit as blizzard strikes

New York City - There was a time, not too long ago, when the U.S. Post Office took great pride in delivering the mail to every American, six days a week without fail.

Sting, Tom Hanks, Al Green feted at Kennedy Center Honors

Washington - An Englishman in New York was the toast of Washington as British pop star Sting was feted with fellow recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors.

Op-Ed: 50 years, on, who killed JFK and why?

Dallas - At the 50-year anniversary of the assassination of JFK few people question his "greatness" but would his legacy have stood the test of time had he served one or two full terms in office? That question plus who killed him and why remain elusive.

Op-Ed: 10 reasons to stop believing JFK conspiracy nonsense

There's an old joke about a conspiracy theorist who dies and comes face-to-face with the Almighty Himself. “All right,” the theorist thinks, “now I finally get to find out the truth!” So he asks God: “Who shot John F. Kennedy?”

Unpublished interview with now-deceased reporter Helen Thomas Special

Washington - Legendary White House reporter Helen Thomas died today at the age of 92. She achieved many "firsts" in her career, including opening up the White House Correspondents' Dinner to women. Thomas shared some details of that event with this reporter.

Review: After Camelot reveals an untouched look at the Kennedy family Special

For anyone who thought they knew everything there was to know about the Kennedys, a new novel by J. Randy Taraborrelli brings to light many unknown facts.

Kennedy took my virginity at 19, writes former White House intern

Marion "Mimi" Alford, a 69-year-old grandmother, in her new book, tells the story of her 18-month sexual affair (June 1962 to November 1963) with former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, when she was a 19-year-old intern in the White House.

Op-Ed: Caroline's Tough, Beautiful Change Special

Toronto - The production of Caroline, or Change currently running in Toronto made me wonder why Tony Kushner’s work isn’t produced more often in Canada.

Daughter of Ted Kennedy dies at 51

Washington - Kara Kennedy, 51, the eldest child of Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy from Massachusetts, died Friday after collapsing at a Washington health club.

Bobby Kennedy Jr. sues wife of 16 years for divorce

White Plains - The Kennedy saga continues with yet another divorce. The son of Attorney General Bobby Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has filed for his second divorce from his latest wife. The couple has four children.

Whites-only legal notice has Massachusetts residents furious

New Bedford - A law firm ran an ad for a foreclosed property recently that stated "whites only" in the property description which has set off a flurry of protests and complaints from both blacks and whites who were offended by the illegal, racist and discriminatory ad.

FBI reveals Edward Kennedy lived under death threats

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released documents on the late Senator Edward Kennedy of Mass. that reveal that he lived under death threats for decades.

Cops stake out rooftops at Dunkin Donuts for Special Olympics

Normal - Illinois police officers were staking out Dunkin' Donuts this weekend to raise money for Special Olympics. They started before daylight and with ladders in hand the cops climbed on the rooftops at the popular donut chain across the state.

Favorable Breeze Finally Blows for U.S. Cape Wind Project

The Cape Wind farm has received approval from the Obama Administration’s Department of the Interior. The much-disputed offshore wind farm, the first of its kind in the U.S., will be located in Massachusetts’ Nantucket Sound.

Lawyer beats client with bat then uses 'Kennedy plea' Special

A Charleston, WV attorney plead guilty to attacking a client with a baseball bat. Joshua Robinson will be sentenced for the unlawful wounding charge at his hearing in May.

Op-Ed: L Stands For Liberal Left And Loony

The far left had two very extreme cases of complete meltdown this past week. First there was Eric Massa. He was forced to resign his congressional seat last Monday over allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct before the House Ethics Committee.

Representative Kennedy (D-RI) won't seek re-election

Patrick Kennedy, the youngest son of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, will not seek re-election as a Rhode Island Congressman.

Scott Brown Projected Winner in Massachusetts

The Republicans posted a victory in Massachusetts Tuesday, according to three different media sources. This would be the first time that a Republican has held the Senate seat in Massachusetts since 1972.

TMZ photo a hoax, does not show JFK

The Smoking Gun, Playboy, Fox News, USA Today and others are reporting that TMZ's exclusive - a picture purporting to show JFK relaxing on a yacht with four naked ladies - is not a picture of the late president. TMZ was punk'd.

Race for Kennedy Senate Seat: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

The campaign to choose a successor to the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts seems to have fallen off the radar of voters and the news media alike

No Surprises, Low Turnout Mark Race for Kennedy Seat

Despite its political importance and historical significance, yesterday’s primary to choose a successor to the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy drew little voter interest and yielded no surprises.

Race for Kennedy Seat Generates More Yawns Than Heat

Considering the rough-and-tumble of Massachusetts politics, the campaign to see who will succeed the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has been an uncharacteristically quiet affair, generating more yawns than heat.

Kennedy: Nation could turn violent over health care debate

As a new poll shows record low support for President Obama's health care proposals, Democratic Congressman Patrick Kennedy expressed concern over the prospect for violent upheaval on the issue.

Massachusetts names its second Senator

The former head of the DNC has been appointed by Massachusetts Governor Duval Patrick to replace the recently deceased Edward Kennedy.

Massachusetts Senate Gives Go Ahead for Interim Pick

In a vote of 24 to 16 the Massachusetts State Senate passed a bill Tuesday to allow Governor Deval Patrick to appoint an interim replacement for the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

Ted Kennedy's wish comes true, Mass. Senate votes to fill seat

A bill to fill Senator Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat, as an interim appointment, has passed in the House and Senate chambers in Massachusetts. Gov. Patrick is expected “to sign the bill quickly.”

Former Red Sox Pitcher Schilling Pondering Senatorial Run

Registered independent and outspoken Republican supporter Curt Schilling has expressed interest in running for the seat held by Edward Kennedy. The former pitcher won the allegiance of Bostonians by leading the Red Sox to two World Series titles.
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