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  • This Man Is America’s Best Hope for Near-Term Climate Action

    05/13/2015 9:59:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Slate ^ | May 13, 2015 | Eric Holthaus
    Conservative climate champions are often laughed off or ignored. But what’s happening within the American political right could change everything, and fast.Each year since 1989, the JFK Library bestows its Profile in Courage award to a public servant who takes a principled but unpopular position. This year,the award went to Bob Inglis, a former congressman from South Carolina who’s turned into America’s best hope for near-term climate action. Oh, he’s also a Republican.As you might expect, Inglis wasn’t always a climate campaigner. In his acceptance speech last week at the JFK Library in Boston,he described how and why he changed...
  • JFK Presidential Library Closed ‘Indefinitely’ for Investigation Into Fire After Marathon Bombings

    04/17/2013 5:54:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 23 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | James Warren
    JFK Presidential Library closed ‘indefinitely’ for investigation into fire after marathon bombings SNIPShortly after the marathon bombings, a fire broke out near a new entrance at the library, which is several miles from the marathon finish. Some employees insist they heard a loud blast as a fire ensued that damaged a conference room and auditorium.SNIP
  • Preliminary investigation at JFK Library plays down possibility of explosion [Pre-3 p.m. fire]

    04/16/2013 10:51:08 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 6 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 15, 2013 | James Vaznis
    A fire and possible explosion this afternoon at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum prompted a full-scale investigation by local, state, and federal authorities to determine whether the incidents were linked to the deadly Boston Marathon blasts. This afternoon, Police Commissioner Edward Davis said a preliminary investigation indicated that the JFK incident may not have been an explosion. The fire broke out shortly before 3 p.m. — around the same time as the Marathon blasts several miles away — in an HVAC system in a section of the complex opened in 2011 that houses offices, a classroom, and...
  • FBI takes over investigation as Boston cares for the wounded; ...Apt raided by FBI....

    04/15/2013 9:27:46 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:41 pm on April 15, 2013 | by Mary Katharine Ham
    I saw many in my Twitter feed objecting to the terrorism/not terrorism debate today. While I can understand objecting to political posturing and sniping based on semantics, the terrorism designation has real legal meaning and news value. This investigation has been handed over to the FBI: The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken control of the investigation into the blasts, officials announced Monday night at a joint press conference between local, state, and federal authorities. Though President Obama did not use the word “terrorism” in his address, which came just hours after the attack, White House officials have called it...
  • Backtracking on reports of bomb at JFK Library

    04/15/2013 3:13:38 PM PDT · by Maceman · 8 replies
    Two Boston news stations, NECN (New England Cable News) and WBZ are now saying that there may not have been a bomb at the JFK Library. They are reporting that there has been a fire, but that it may have something to do with an electrical problem in the building that caused some kind of meeting there to be cancelled earlier today. Plus, nobody there has reported hearing any explosions. Both stations are suggesting that the JFK Library fire at this point seems unlikely to be related to the Marathon attacks on Boylston St.
  • Authorities believe third explosion at JFK Library related to bombing near finish line

    04/15/2013 2:12:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Boston police say there’s been a third explosion in the city, following two blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed two people and injured many others. Police Commissioner Edward Davis says authorities aren’t certain that the explosion at the JFK Library was related to the other blasts, but they’re treating them as if they are....
  • Boston police commissioner: 3rd explosion at JFK Library

    04/15/2013 2:03:53 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 5 replies
    BOSTON — Boston police commissioner: 3rd explosion at JFK Library.
  • Boston Chief of Police Reports Third Explosion at JFK Library

    04/15/2013 2:05:08 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 49 replies
    The Boston Chief of Police reports a third explosion at JFK Library, some distance from the Marathon finish. No injuries reported.
  • BREAKING: FIRE AT JFK Library in Boston – Police Investigating

    04/15/2013 1:23:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Gateway ^ | April 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    There is a fire at JFK Library in Boston, Massachusetts. The JFK Library incident is reportedly unrelated to the explosions at the Boston Marathon. ... police are investigating video footage to see if the fire was caused by a bombing. ... A third bomb was detonated by police near the finish line of the marathon.
  • Sen. Kennedy to lie in state at JFK Library

    08/26/2009 11:03:33 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 53 replies · 2,223+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/26/09 | Laura Crimaldi and Dave Wedge
    U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy will lie in state at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum tomorrow and Friday followed by a funeral Mass the next day in Boston. The funeral Mass will be held at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Mission Hill in Roxbury, the church said today. That ceremony will be held on Saturday, Kennedy officials told the Herald today. The church referred all other questions to Kennedy’s senate staff.
  • Annan, former Illinois mayor, and Sept. 11 heroes get Profile in Courage Awards

    05/06/2002 4:26:41 PM PDT · by GeneD · 7 replies · 164+ views
    AP via ^ | 5/6/02 | Theo Emery
    <p>BOSTON (AP) U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, the heroes of Sept. 11 and a former Illinois mayor who spoke out against anti-Muslim bigotry were honored Monday with the 2002 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Awards.</p> <p>The John F. Kennedy Library presents the award to people who have stood up against opposition to follow their conscience.</p>