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Biden Evokes JFK Moonshot Challenge in Cancer Fight

Initiative aims to cut deaths from the disease in half in 25 years

(Newser) - Sixty years to the day after President John F. Kennedy's famous speech about Americans reaching the moon, President Biden delivered an update on his plan to battle cancer that he likens to the challenge issued in 1962. "This cancer moonshot is one of the reasons why I ran...

Caroline Kennedy Meets Kids of Islanders Who Rescued JFK
They Delivered
JFK's Distress
Note on a Coconut.
Now, Thanks
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They Delivered JFK's Distress Note on a Coconut. Now, Thanks

US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy meets with kids of Solomon Islanders who saved her dad in WWII

(Newser) - In August 1943, during World War II, a 26-year-old John F. Kennedy and his crew were shipwrecked in the Solomon Islands after a Japanese destroyer rammed into their patrol boat during the Battle of Guadalcanal. On Monday, his daughter, Caroline Kennedy, now a US ambassador to Australia, met with and...

Biden Has Job Lined Up for Caroline Kennedy

Former envoy to Japan picked for Australia post, according to CNN

(Newser) - President Biden plans to nominate Caroline Kennedy—a friend, donor, and experienced envoy—as US ambassador to Australia, reports CNN . The daughter of President John F. Kennedy, she served as ambassador to Japan during President Obama's administration. White House officials have not officially confirmed Kennedy's selection, saying that...

Jackie Kennedy's Refuge Goes on the Market for $65M

(Newser) - Check your couch cushions, kids, because you're gonna need every penny for this one: Jackie Kennedy Onassis' estate on Martha's Vineyard has hit the market with a hefty $65 million pricetag, reports CBS News . "Now that our children are grown, it is time for them to spread...

Jackie's Dallas Packing List Emerges, Sort of

4-page note remains buried at JFK's presidential library, but not for long

(Newser) - "Pink + Navy Chanel Suit, Navy Shoes, Navy Bag, White Kid gloves"—a simple packing list, but the date was Nov. 22, 1963, and the writer was the first lady of the United States, about to embark on the fateful trip to Dallas that claimed John F. Kennedy'...

JFK's Only Grandson Steps Into Spotlight

Jack Schlossberg makes live TV debut

(Newser) - Might we soon see a JFK heir in politics? John F. Kennedy's only grandson—John “Jack” Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy—made his live TV debut on Today Friday and said he's "inspired" by and "proud of" his family's "legacy of public service....

Japan Busts Guy in Threats Against Caroline Kennedy

Mitsuyoshi Kamiya also called in bomb threat on US Embassy

(Newser) - Japanese police have arrested a man for allegedly making bomb threats against the US Embassy in Tokyo, and say he is also a possible suspect in death threats against Ambassador Caroline Kennedy. Public broadcaster NHK said today that Tokyo police arrested Mitsuyoshi Kamiya, a resident of the southern island of...

New Ambassador Kennedy Heads to JFK-Friendly Japan

Sworn in by John Kerry; leaves US tomorrow

(Newser) - Caroline Kennedy is the US ambassador to Japan following a swearing-in ceremony at the State department yesterday. After John Kerry administered the oath, the new ambassador, the secretary of state, and others headed to the Japanese ambassador's residence for a reception, the Washington Post reports. "My husband and...

Caroline Kennedy Reveals How Much She's Worth

Between $250M and $500M, according to newly filed documents

(Newser) - Caroline Kennedy is rolling in the Benjamins—a lot more of them than previously believed, according to newly released documents. Fresh off her nomination to become the next ambassador to Japan , Kennedy was required to file financial information with the US Office of Government Ethics. What the paperwork reveals: a...

Obama Nominates Caroline Kennedy as Ambassador to Japan

She would be the first woman in the job

(Newser) - Caroline Kennedy is finally getting a high-profile thank-you for all the help she has given President Obama over the years: He nominated her to be the next ambassador to Japan today, reports CNN . Assuming the Senate goes along, JFK's 55-year-old daughter will become the first woman to hold the...

New Ambassador to Japan: Caroline Kennedy

She was big Obama backer in 2008

(Newser) - Japan is getting another big-name ambassador from the US. Caroline Kennedy's name had been floated for the post; now she's got the job, the Washington Post reports. She follows in a line of famous ambassadors to the island nation, including former VP Walter Mondale and former Senate majority...

Giffords to Get JFK Courage Award

Caroline Kennedy will present it in May

(Newser) - Gabby Giffords has been named this year's recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award for her advocacy on reducing gun violence . JFK daughter Caroline Kennedy will present the award to Giffords at a May 5 ceremony. "Instead of retreating following the tragic shooting that ended...

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