JFK’s day in Dallas: friendly-fire?

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Nearly 50 years after the assassination of JFK, conspiracy theories — and documentaries about them — refuse to die.

The Trib’s Lou Kilzer last year discussed in detail how Secret Service agents were out drinking in the wee hours on Nov. 22, 1963.

The story of the booze-filled evening will be taken further in a TV program this fall … Continue reading

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Funny money

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Jane Austin purists put their tea cups down with a clunk this week when the Bank of England displayed a mockup of the planned 10 pound note that will honor the author. It’s the quotation from Pride and Prejudice on the bill that’s left them aghast: “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!”

The Guardian calls it a blunder. … Continue reading

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Mideast compared to the Balkans

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Just as the Balkans provided the match for World War I, the Middle East is “a pile of tinder that could ignite a much wider conflict,” writes retired Adm. James Stavridis in Foreign Policy.  “The Syrian civil war is ground zero, with Iran, Russia, and China on one side, and the United States, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and much of NATO on the other,” the former Supreme Allied Commander in  Europe says. It’s impossible, Stavridis writes, to ignore the possibility … Continue reading

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