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Shortened Term Limited JFK's Accomplishments, But Not His Contributions

Fresh Air's Dave Davies discusses John F. Kennedy's abbreviated term in office with presidential historian Robert Dallek, who finds that while you can make an argument that Kennedy accomplished little, he represents something special in the American experience. Dallek's latest book is Camelot's Court: Inside The Kennedy White House.
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Insomnia Could Raise Risk Of Heart Disease And Death In Men

Missing out on good quality sleep has emerged as a real medical issue. Now Harvard researchers say men who had trouble falling asleep were more likely to die prematurely than men who said they could doze off easily. There's no proof sleeplessness caused an increase in mortality, but the association was strong.
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Why Did That Jet Land At The Wrong Airport? Well, It Happens

A huge cargo plane touched down at a small municipal airport in Wichita. That sort of thing happens, experts say, when pilots fly into an area with multiple airfields and trust that the first one they see is the one they want. Fortunately, no damage was done and the jet was able to depart later.
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Jose Canseco 'Goated' Into Pulling Over

After former pro baseball player Jose Canseco and his girlfriend picked up some goats, Canseco live-tweeted the ride home. Writing: "just got pulled over with goats in the car. The cops laughed."
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Wal-Mart Food Drive Unwittingly Fuels Talk Of Minimum Wage Hike

Advocates for low-wage workers are using a Wal-Mart store's food drive for its own employees as an example of why the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour should be increased to help keep up with inflation.
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Remembering JFK By Rewatching His Inaugural Address

As the nation pauses to reflect on what happened in Dallas 50 years ago, we look back at his "ask not" speech. Watch the video and read his words.
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Dallas To Commemorate Anniversary Of Kennedy Assassination

This is the 50th anniversary of one of the most shocking moments in our nation's history. As President John F. Kennedy's motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza, shots were fired from the Schoolbook Depository building in Dallas. Kennedy was struck, and pronounced dead within the hour.
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FEC: Tea Party May Not Shield Donors

The Federal Election Commission has rejected a bid by conservatives to weaken the campaign-finance disclosure law. A Tea Party group had asked for a precedent-changing decision to keep its donor lists secret. It said members are being targeted for harassment and intimidation.
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California Will Not Extend Canceled Health Policies

California has rejected President Obama's offer to extend canceled health insurance policies. The board that oversees the state's health insurance marketplace voted unanimously Thursday to let canceled policies expire. The board said it didn't want to confuse consumers and disrupt the state's surge in enrollment.
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Charter Schools In Philadelphia: Educating Without A Blueprint

A few short years ago, Simon Gratz in North Philadelphia was among the state's most troubled, violent and academically underachieving high schools. Today, now a charter school, Gratz is very much on the rebound. But critics say Philadelphia can't charter its way out of its school crisis.

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