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# JFK

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2022
# Award
Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy gets John F Kennedy award for defending democracy
The award is named after Kennedy’s 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles In Courage.
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# JFK
Biden delays release of long-classified JFK assassination files
He said the remaining files “shall be withheld from full public disclosure” until 15 December next year.
# Tragic accident
Body found in search for JFK's grand-niece who disappeared during canoe trip with her young son
Maeve Kennedy McKean’s son Gideon (8) is still missing.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: Kennedy vs Markey could be the last throw of the dice for the Irish American dynasty
The Kennedy vs Markey battle is the distraction from Covid-19 we all need, says Larry Donnelly.
# John F Kennedy
An 8-year-old girl wrote to JFK in 1961 worried Russia would bomb the North Pole. Here's what he wrote back
“You must not worry about Santa Claus,” President Kennedy told the young girl on 28 October 1961.
# JFK
Hillary Clinton posts parody JFK letter mocking Trump's message to Turkey
“Don’t be a d**k, ok? Get your missiles out of Cuba,” starts the letter pretending to be from president Kennedy.
# Apology
Airline says sorry for forgetting two corpses in New York
Pakistan International Airlines apologised for the error, saying it was “caused due to negligence”.
# JFK
US release trove of secret files on JFK assassination - but 300 are delayed on national security grounds
Kennedy scholars have said the documents were unlikely to contain any bombshell revelations.
# the grassy knoll
Donald Trump says he'll release all of the secret JFK assassination files
Reports in the US had indicated that certain files were set to be held back when the entire trove is opened to the public this coming Thursday.
# national treasures
10 truly priceless Irish objects discovered by the lovely National Treasures project
Torcs and lanulas are great, but what about an Italia 90 tea tin?
# War of Words
'The British don't care that every strand of the Good Friday Agreement is undermined by Brexit'
Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said her party want to be in government on both sides of the border.
# Terrorism
Refugees detained at airports after Trump bans them from entering US
Trump has barred all refugees from entering the country for three months — and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely.
# kuwait airways
Man dies after emergency landing at Shannon Airport
The man was reportedly travelling under medical supervision.
# energy independence
BAI upholds complaint against the 'Power to Power Ourselves' wind energy ad
A complainant said the ad, which features a haunting voiceover speech by JFK on Ireland’s destiny, ran foul of a ban on political advertising.
# Conspiracy Theory
Donald Trump claims his rival's father helped the man who assassinated JFK
Trump repeated a tabloid claim that Rafael Cruz handed out leaflets with Lee Harvey Oswald
# Naas Road
Dublin Fire Brigade dealt with this multi-vehicle fire last night
The fire was successfully extinguished.
# VS025
London to New York flight forced to turn around after laser is pointed at it
Police are investigating the incident.
# history for sale
Furniture from JFK's 'Winter White House' has just been sold off in Florida
The various furnishings, including a massage table and several beds, were sold for $400,000 (€370,000).
# Technical Difficulties
Aer Lingus plane makes emergency landing at JFK
No one was injured.
# New York
Plane escorted by jets after 'anonymous chemical weapon threat'
The flight landed at JFK without incident.
# Morbid
You can now lie in a box and relive what Diana's death smelled like
A Dutch university has recreated the smell and sounds of celebrity deaths.
# anything sharp?
JFK airport reveals all the crazy things confiscated from carry-on bags
Did you pack this yourself?
# Health Screening
JFK airport has started screening passengers for Ebola
The New York airport is the first of five American airports to start the screening.
# penpals
Unsold!: Jackie Kennedy letters to Irish priest withdrawn from auction
The disputed correspondence was due to fetch a multi-million euro figure.
# burundi
From massacres and malnutrition to hope and healing - Burundi and Rwanda 20 years on
Deo Niyizonkiza survived a massacre in Burundi – escaped to New York – but returned to his native country with a plan to help thousands.
# JFK
Pardew sad to see Kinnear leave Newcastle
The much-maligned director of football was sacked this week.
# JFK
Joe Kinnear resigns as Newcastle director of football
The 67-year old left the club this evening.
Voices
Column: Let's recognise and appreciate the fine men and women who have served Ireland
The 50th anniversary of the death of JFK elicited understandable emotion here… but we must also appreciate our home-grown peace brokers, inspiring figures, and everyday heroes, writes Colm Bergin.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
Everybody’s talking about looming strike action at ESB, the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, and the passing of Father Alec Reid.
# jfk50
Here is the moment CBS News announced JFK's death
Walter Cronkite was already an American icon on 22 November 1963, but these words etched him into history.
# JFK
Pics: JFK assassination remembered in Dublin and Wexford
In Dublin, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore laid a wreath at the US Embassy in Ballsbridge where the American flag was lowered to half mast.
# jfk50
New documents show how the Irish Ambassador viewed America after Kennedy's death
Just nine days after JFK’s funeral, the Irish Ambassador to the US penned a report to Seán Lemass and the Government, outlining the differences between Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson.
Voices
Column: Some day we might have an Ireland that truly meets the aspirations of JFK
Fifty years ago, JFK said Ireland had something to give to the world. That’s still true, writes Ben English.
# jfk50
The History Channel is livetweeting JFK's fateful trip to Dallas today
Watch the events of 50 years ago unfold in real time via Twitter.
# Famous words
My favourite speech: Micheál Martin
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death, Micheál Martin picks the former US president’s 1962 address to students at Rice University in Texas.
# jfk50
The Kennedy Assassination: Timeline of the day
50 years ago today, the world was altered indelibly. Here’s how it unfolded.
# you get a medal
Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey among those awarded US's highest civilian honour
The Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony was lent added poignancy as the award was first minted by John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago this week.
# lost leaders
Parnell and JFK: Parallels up for discussion
Parnell Summer School offering scholarships to third-level students to come to the August seminar.
# JFK
In photos: JFK visits Ireland in 1963
Ahead of the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland, the Taoiseach described the relationship between Ireland and America as being one of “hope and history”.
# huddled masses
Exhibition brings Irish emigration stories to life
Irish emigration to America is explored in a new exhibition in Dublin’s Little Museum.