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# penpals
Unsold!: Jackie Kennedy letters to Irish priest withdrawn from auction
The disputed correspondence was due to fetch a multi-million euro figure.
# Poignant
Ever flown through JFK airport? This is the moment it got its name.
On Christmas Eve 50 years ago, the New York International Airport paid a poignant tribute to the fallen US president.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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The Kennedy Assassination: Timeline of the day
50 years ago today, the world was altered indelibly. Here’s how it unfolded.
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How JFK killing put TV at centre of homes
The assassination 50 years ago unfolded in real time in people’s homes as coverage went on uninterrupted for days.
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John F Kennedy assassination: the conspiracy theories
With the 50th anniversary of the assassination just days away, we look at some of the theories about who was responsible.
# Diplomacy
Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Japan
The nomination, which requires Senate confirmation, marks the biggest foray into public service for Kennedy, who was an early supporter of Obama.
# Moneygall
Moneygall to get a 'Barack Obama Plaza', creating 60 new jobs
The owners of Supermacs have announced plans for a €6 million plaza at the ancestral home of the US President.
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JFK's 1963 Ireland visit marked with year of events
It has been 50 years since the late JFK visited Ireland – so his ancestral home of Wexford has unveiled a year of events to mark the historic occasion.