John F. Kennedy

Conflict & Justice

Ken Feinberg's curriculum vitae

Kenneth Feinberg's history of mediation made him a logical choice to administer the $20 billion escrow fund for victims of BP's oil spill. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story has been following Feinberg's career for some time.

Conflict & Justice

Eunice Kennedy's Legacy

88-year-old Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy and former Senator Robert F. Kennedy, died early this morning. She was also the founder of the Special Olympics. The Takeaway speaks to Brady Lum, president of the Special Olympics.

Global Politics

President Obama's place in history

President Obama has been compared to several great American leaders. But in a forthcoming piece in The New York Times Magazine, writer Matt Bai argues that the danger of looking back at history for parallels is that you fail to look forward.

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Global Scan

What might have happened if Kennedy had lived?

The Cuban missile crisis had an epilogue that few know — the Kennedy administration was in secret talks with Cuba around a reconciliation. In current news, several women in London have been held in slavery for years, Europe contemplates its own NSA-proof cloud computing facility, and we visit Ford Nation — the Toronto mayor's fans who insist they'll vote for him again. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Science & Technology

12 lesser-known facts about the Apollo 11 mission

Fifty years ago, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar Module and took their first steps on the Moon. Hundreds of millions of people around the world watched history taking place. You've probably seen the famous pictures, but here are some lesser-known facts about the historic mission.

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