This man visited the Soviet embassy in Mexico City while Lee Harvey Oswald was in Mexico in 1963. Officials thought it might be Oswald.
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In 1967 a Mexican reporter told the CIA he had met Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico City just before the JFK assassination. New research and recently declassified intelligence pokes a hole in his story.
Rewatching the 1991 film classic JFK shows the intricate choreography of montage — and the line between fact and truth still being navigated today.
The technology isn’t the problem.
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The technology isn't the problem – conspiracy theories were around long before the internet.
President John F. Kennnedy personally bid the first Peace Corps volunteers farewell.
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The agency's earliest ad campaigns emphasized youthful idealism, patriotism and travel opportunities. That was an easier sell than urging Americans to enlist in an anti-communist operation.
Jackie Kennedy leaving the US Capitol after viewing John F. Kennedy lying in state.
The process of coming to terms with a loss is central to these films, which are aching and inventive renderings of complex feelings and moments.
Then – as now – Americans found themselves transfixed by the news.
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During our current bout of collective trauma, many of our coping strategies have mimicked the ways Americans responded to the Kennedy assassination.
John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech inspired the modern consumer rights movement.
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JFK pushed consumer rights to the top of the national agenda in 1962, leading to a raft of new laws offering new protections. But without enforcement, such rights are meaningless.
Women earn less than men in most occupations, including soccer.
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A decade ago, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the latest legislative effort to close the persistent gap between how much women and men earn. Here's why it hasn’t made much of a difference.
Coal miner photographed on the job near Richlands, Virginia, in 1974.
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In the abstract, this near-mythic figure represents bravery, hard work and manliness.
The immediate aftermath of the shooting of President Kennedy in November 1963.
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Applying actual science to forensic investigations can yield substantially different results from the findings of standard methods in the field.
What was lost, other than a life, on Nov. 22, 1963?
In the minds of many, the assassination remains a tragedy cloaked in mystery. How does this lack of closure – and the general distrust it fomented – resonate in American culture and politics today?
Will the files show who was really behind the assassination of John F. Kennedy?
It's been a good year for conspiracy theorists, so they say.
Rostow, front right, visited Vietnam in 1961.
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Walt Rostow argued communism was incompatible with economic development and was influential in persuading Presidents Kennedy and Johnson to get more involved in Vietnam.
Secretary of State Dean Rusk, President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.
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Was Vietnam 'a quagmire' or a 'stalemate machine'? Understanding this 50-year-old debate can shed light on why the US is currently locked into a 'forever war.'
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Hoover abused his power as FBI director to serve presidents' interests. The reforms that followed were set up to prevent it from happening again.
JFK remains among the most charismatic presidents in US history.
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A century after his birth, John F Kennedy's celebrity shines as brightly as ever.
President John F. Kennedy watches as planes conduct anti-sub operations during maneuvers off the North Carolina coast in April 1962.
Reagan, Clinton, Obama and Trump would all pull from the Kennedy playbook, from mastering the media to exuding masculine vitality.
President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on Dec. 15, 1961.
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy consistently ranks as one of America's most popular leaders. A presidential historian argues that didn't just happen – it was the result of an effort to create an image.
Trump made saving U.S. manufacturing jobs, and bringing back those lost, a centerpiece of his campaign.
Trump wouldn't be the first occupant of the Oval Office to try to bend companies to his will to achieve an objective, be it economic or merely political. JFK tried it with U.S. Steel in 1962.
Senator John F. Kennedy speaks to supporters at Chicago Stadium four days before the 1960 election.
While it's unprecedented to call an election 'rigged' before voting has even taken place, there is a history of candidates crying foul after suspicious results.