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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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John F. Kennedy

Nov 22, 2013 — As the nation pauses to reflect on what happened in Dallas 50 years ago, we look back at his "ask not" speech. Watch the video and read his words.
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Jan 20, 2011 — JFK could stand up to the Soviet Union in his speech, but apparently not segregationists.
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Jan 20, 2011 — "Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country," the young president said. Watch again as he delivered the words that would inspire many.
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Dec 20, 2010 — The coffin that first held presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald should have been destroyed, not auctioned, Oswald's brother Robert said Monday.
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Nov 22, 2010 — It's been 47 years since the president was killed.
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Nov 8, 2010 — On November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy won a close presidential election against Richard Nixon.  To mark the occasion, Life.com today released more than thirty previously unpublished photos of the campaign.
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Nov 1, 2010 — Ted Sorensen was John F. Kennedy's intellectual alter ego. He said presidents and their staffs must constantly keep in mind "how far out in front of the country you can move." The current occupants of the White House could learn from him.
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Oct 22, 2010 — On Oct. 22, 1962, President Kennedy announces a quarantine of Cuba, blocking additional Soviet warships from delivering missiles to the island.  It becomes the leading issue of the 1962 midterm elections.
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Jul 23, 2010 — On this day in 1962, President Kennedy, at his regular news conference, lashed out at congressional Republicans for opposing his agenda and vowed to campaign against them this fall in the midterm elections.
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Jul 16, 2010 — On this day in 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the Democratic nominee for president, names Sen. Scoop Jackson of Washington to head up the DNC.  He also names his brother Robert as his campaign manager.
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