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"Rose Kennedy" With Barbara Perry

She was the formidable matriarch of America's most iconic political dynasty; among her nine children were President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Ted Kennedy. As the daughter, wife, and mother of prominent politicians, Rose Kennedy carefully curated her family's public image, helping win votes later on. A new biography sheds light on her life and legacy.

Life And Legacy Of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Excerpted from "Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch by Barbara A. Perry." Copyright © 2013 by Barbara A. Perry. With permission of the publisher, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

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Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

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He Used To Live On The Streets Of Mumbai. Now, His Cafe Welcomes Everyone

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All Mixed Up: What Do We Call People Of Multiple Backgrounds?

The share of multiracial children in America has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years. It's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me.
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A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

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