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  • The Supreme Court's other shoe

    So why has there been a steady stream of lower court decisions in the year since Windsor was decided that have rejected that reasoning and the Court's explicit statement that the holding in Windsor was confined to same-sex marriages made lawful in a particular State?

  • This undated photo released by the Boston Fire Department via Twitter shows firefighter Michael R. Kennedy, killed Wednesday, March 26, 2014, when trapped the basement while fighting a fire in an apartment building in Boston. Kennedy, 33, a Marine Corps combat veteran was assigned to Ladder 15, and had been a firefighter for more than six years. (AP Photo/Boston Fire Department)

    Firefighter killed in blaze had aided NH colleague

    One of the two Boston firefighters killed in a Wednesday blaze came to the aid of an injured New Hampshire firefighter just three weeks ago.

  • MLK discusses Kennedys' role in his prison release

    Here's an excerpt from the 1960 audiotape of Martin Luther King Jr. discussing the Kennedys' role in his release from Georgia State Prison.

  • Column: A nation grieves and the NFL plays on

    Americans grieved in front of their television sets on a brutally grim Sunday afternoon 50 years ago as a horse-drawn caisson took the body of President Kennedy from the White House to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda.

  • John F. Kennedy

    White House won't weigh in on JFK conspiracy theories

    Secretary of State John Kerry believes there may have been a conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy, but it's unclear where President Obama stands on the issue.

  • ** FILE ** President Obama is embraced by the Rev. Al Sharpton after Mr. Obama spoke about immigration reform on Thursday, July 1, 2010, at American University in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Al Sharpton: Obama 'is the new Kennedy because of Dr. King'

    The Rev. Al Sharpton praised President Obama on MSNBC on Wednesday, saying that he is the John F. Kennedy "of today" and that he was elected to office all because of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • D.C. police Officer Ken Collins stands behind the left shoulder of Martin Luther King Jr. as King delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech Aug. 28, 1963. (associated press)

    SIMMONS: White officer made history with Dr. King

    Like most Americans, Ken Collins had no idea of the rising winds of change on Aug. 28, 1963.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    TYRRELL: Colorblind justice

    For four decades, the American people have been perplexed by affirmative action, quotas, and all the circumlocutions that have accumulated around them. Reading about them is painful. Living with them is worse.

  • Illustration: Cancer cure by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times.

    BILBRAY AND REED: 'We choose to end cancer'

    On Sept. 12, 1962, President Kennedy delivered his famous "We choose to go to the moon" speech to launch the U.S. lunar space program. This was a bold challenge to a nation whose record in space exploration, until that point, had been marked with very public failures against the Soviet Union's success.

  • Religious statues and American flags mark the grave to which Mary Richardson Kennedy's body was moved in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Centerville, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Mary Kennedy reburied away from Kennedy family

    Seven weeks after she hanged herself, Mary Richardson Kennedy was reburied in a Cape Cod cemetery 700 feet from her original grave near other Kennedy family members.

  • Developer getting loan for horses on Newton estate

    Amid a court battle over their stalled development plan, a company planning to turn entertainer Wayne Newton's Las Vegas estate property into a tourist attraction told a state court judge it will borrow $1 million for upkeep of the "Danke Schoen" crooner's 51 Arabian horses.

  • Space shuttle Atlantis is towed to the Orbitor Processing Facility for decommissioning at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Thursday, July 21, 2011. The landing of the spacecraft marks the end of NASA's 30-year shuttle program. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    EDITORIAL: Sun sets on lunar glory

    On Thursday morning the space shuttle Atlantis landed at Cape Canaveral, marking the end of the U.S. manned space program. The date coincided with the 42-year anniversary of mankind's first steps on the moon. Now the eagle has landed for good.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Berlin 1961'

    With President Kennedy permanently glorified for history by a battalion of hagiographers (Arthur M. (Schlesinger Jr., Theodore C. Sorensen and uncountable other droolers) debunkers of his mythology face a serious public-opinion obstacle.

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  • "When I place my hand on the Bible and take the oath of office, that oath becomes my highest promise to God. If I am fortunate to become your president, I will serve no one religion, no one group, no one cause and no one interest. A president must serve only the common cause of the people of the United States," he said.

    Romney notes 'common creed' →

  • Fortunately, since Mr. Kennedy sat down to write, upstate New York has been buried in snow measuring in the "feet," signaling an end to the state's asparagus crop.

    Inside the Beltway →

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