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John F. Kennedy

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  • Launch and recovery systems contract awarded for John F. Kennedy carrier

    Launch and recovery systems contract awarded for John F. Kennedy carrier
    General Atomics announced Wednesday it has received an initial contract for systems to launch and recover aircraft for CVN 79, the aircraft carrier to be named for John F. Kennedy. Kennedy will be the second Gerald R. Ford-class carrier to be built at...
  • Liberia gives experimental Ebola drug to three African doctors

    Liberia gives experimental Ebola drug to three African doctors
    Health care workers in Liberia have administered three doses of the rare, experimental drug ZMapp to three doctors suffering from Ebola, two medical workers in Monrovia told Reuters. Liberia, the West African country with the highest death toll from...
  • Eroni Kumana dies at 93; helped rescue JFK and his PT-109 crew

    Eroni Kumana dies at 93; helped rescue JFK and his PT-109 crew
    On a moonless night in the summer of 1943, a Japanese destroyer tore through a U.S. Navy patrol-torpedo boat guarding the waters around the Solomon Islands. The boat was PT-109, skippered by a young lieutenant from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy....
  • Gold Kennedy coin a draw at Rosemont show

    Gold Kennedy coin a draw at Rosemont show
    Chicago-area coin buyers had dibs Tuesday on a new gold half dollar, with eager numismatists forming a three-block line in hopes of adding to their collections, organizers said. The special half dollar, which depicts President John F. Kennedy and...
  • Theater listings for greater Annapolis and D.C.

    Theater listings for greater Annapolis and D.C.
    City Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 143 Compromise St. http://www.summergarden.com or 410-268-9212. •"Spamalot," through Aug. 31. 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. $20. St. John's College, Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. 410-...
  • Presidential overreach is in eye of the beholder

    Presidential overreach is in eye of the beholder
    As the battle intensifies over how much authority President Barack Obama has to take executive measures in the face of congressional inaction, James Madison and Richard Nixon provide the frames of reference. The Republican-controlled House is planning...
  • James Brady and the case for gun safety laws

    James Brady and the case for gun safety laws
    Jim Brady spent more than 30 years in a wheelchair, but he was one of the tallest men in Washington. The press secretary to Ronald Reagan was gravely wounded in the gunfire that also struck the president as he was leaving a Beltway hotel only a couple...
  • 'The Guns of August' are still echoing

    There's a human weakness for seeing history as a procession of anniversaries. But it's impossible not to heed the one that passed last week – 100 years since the first blast of what historian Barbara Tuchman called "The Guns of August." Those guns...
  • What's the secret of Nixon's unpopularity?

    Most American presidents' reputations improve after they leave office. In the warm light of history, once-derided chief executives seem to gain retroactive stature. The most vivid example is Harry Truman, who left the White House during the Korean War...
  • Martin Dyckman: Times change, and politicians can also

    Our texts today are not Biblical, but they are definitely topical. A wise man changes his mind often, a fool neverĀ -Spanish proverb. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divinesĀ –...
  • Campaign for Sweetened California Incentives Receives Hollywood Push

    With a key legislative vote looming in Sacramento, backers of improving California's production tax credit have honored 32 Emmy-nominated shows for shooting in Los Angeles rather than going to incentive-rich locations. In a Thursday gathering at the 1600...
  • U.S. Mint suspends sales of JFK gold coin at Rosemont expo

    U.S. Mint suspends sales of JFK gold coin at Rosemont expo
    Coin collectors like those bringing sleeping bags and waiting in line outside a convention center in Rosemont, eager to get their hands on a new gold half dollar, will now have to turn to cyberspace to get one, officials said. Organizers on Thursday...