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Marina Oswald, 1977 (Credit: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Beyond Dallas: The Assassination’s Key Players After Nov. 22, 1963

Fifty years after the Kennedy assassination, find out what happened to eight figures whose lives became entwined with the events in Dealey Plaza.

Daniel Meader of John McInnis Auctioneers holds J.F.K.'s 1962 Air Force One Bomber Jacket at the John McInnis Presidential Auction at an auction on February 17, 2013 in Amesbury, Massachusetts. (Credit: Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

JFK Artifacts Fetch Hefty Sums at Auctions

Buyers are spending big money to own a piece of Kennedy history, from nearly $600,000 for the president’s leather jacket to $318,000 for a car he once rode in.

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Lee Harvey Oswald: Plan, Chaos or Conspiracy?

In an excerpt from his new book, author Steven M. Gillon details the final hours of Lee Harvey Oswald’s life.

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JFK: Final 100 Days

As the world remembers the presidency of John F. Kennedy, here’s a look back at his final 100 days in office.

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JFK Tells West Berliners That He Is One of Them, 50 Years Ago

President John F. Kennedy thrilled a huge West Berlin crowd 50 years ago by declaring, “Ich bin ein Berliner.”

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A First Lady Brings a French Icon to American Shores

Fifty years after one of history’s most famous art exhibits, find out how two enigmatic women—Jackie Kennedy and the Mona Lisa—came together to captivate the nation.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Cuban Missile Crisis

On the 50th anniversary of the start of the Cuban Missile Crisis, explore 10 surprising facts about the Cold War’s most dangerous moment.

Barack Obama and John McCain take part in the first debate of the 2008 presidential election. (Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

7 Things You May Not Know About U.S. Presidential Debates

As the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates finally meet face to face, explore seven surprising facts about the history of presidential debates.

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8 Historic Handshakes

As people around the globe celebrate World Handshake Day, explore eight of history’s most famous handshakes.

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‘Happy Birthday, Mr. President’ Turns 50

Marilyn Monroe serenaded John F. Kennedy 50 years ago with a sultry version of “Happy Birthday.”

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Jackie Through the Ages: Slideshow

Explore the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis—wife, mother, first lady, trendsetter, preservationist, arts patron, editor and American icon.

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Arlington Oak, Which Shaded JFK’s Grave, Fell Victim to Hurricane

The historic tree, located in Arlington National Cemetery, was uprooted last weekend by Hurricane Irene.