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John F. Kennedy Lived With More Pain Than We Realised

A re-evaluation of JFK’s health history and medical records paints a portrait a man who had to endure a surprising amount of physical discomfort throughout his short life. As president, he did his best to hide his misery from the public—no small miracle, given just how much pain he was forced to endure. Read More >>

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The Story Behind That JFK Quote About Destroying the CIA

John F. Kennedy campaigning in Indiana on October 5, 1960 (Photo by Sven Walnum)
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I Accidentally Found a New JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory

I’ve never been one for JFK assassination conspiracy theories. But I do love studying what movies the presidents watched. So while compiling the list of films that President Kennedy viewed while in the White House I was surprised to stumble on what seems like fuel for a new conspiracy theory. How did President Kennedy watch a home movie of his son’s birthday a week after he was killed? Read More >>

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Researchers Have Finally Disproved a Conspiracy Theory About This Famous Lee Harvey Oswald Photo

There’s a lot of speculation about who really killed President John F. Kennedy. Was it the Cubans? The mafia? The CIA? Or was it a lone gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald? And if Oswald was just a patsy, as he claimed before he himself was killed, could his most famous image be a fake? Researchers have now shown through 3D modeling that the photo is almost certainly real. Read More >>

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Every Public Place in the World Named in Memory of JFK

Friday was the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, and Slate investigated just how many streets, schools, parks and other public places are named in honour of the 35th US president. The tributes go far beyond their own borders. Read More >>

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JFK’s Brain May Have Been Stolen by His Brother

His assassination was one of the most well-documented tragedies of modern times, leading to numerous conspiracy theories. Though many have been debunked, President John F Kennedy's death still holds at least one mystery; what happened to his brain? Read More >>