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Attorney General Eric Holder to step down

Attorney General Eric Holder to step down

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) --Eric Holder will announce his plans to step down as Attorney General Thursday, and will depart the Department of Justice as soon as his successor is confirmed.
Gabrielle Levy
Newlyweds Cheryl Hines, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. buy Malibu mansion

Newlyweds Cheryl Hines, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. buy Malibu mansion

MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 23 (UPI) --Newlyweds Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. have bought a $4.9 million, nearly 3,000-square-foot home in Malibu, Calif.
Charlene Pacenti
Chad to become 37th African state to ban homosexuality

Chad to become 37th African state to ban homosexuality

N'DJAMENA, Chad, Sept. 22 (UPI) --Government ministers of the West African nation of Chad voted Monday to make same-sex relations a crime, the 37th African nation to enact such a law.
Ed Adamczyk
Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's divorce will finally be finalized

Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's divorce will finally be finalized

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) --Three years after they announced the end of their 25-year marriage, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver will soon, finally be divorced.
Gabrielle Levy
Politicians partake in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Politicians partake in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Members of Congress and politicians around the country joined in the viral video trend by dumping buckets of ice over their head to raise awareness of ALS.
Aileen Graef
Ethel Kennedy dares President Obama to take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ethel Kennedy dares President Obama to take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

HYANNISPORT, Mass., Aug. 12 (UPI) --Ethel Kennedy welcomes President Obama to Cape Cod by nominating him to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Evan Bleier
Al Gore, Kennedys attend funeral of longtime editor John Seigenthaler

Al Gore, Kennedys attend funeral of longtime editor John Seigenthaler

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) --Former Vice President Al Gore and members of the Kennedy family attended the funeral of longtime Tennessee-based newspaper editor John Seigenthaler.
Gabrielle Levy

Entertainment reporter Bob Thomas dead at 94

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Reporter Bob Thomas, who spent more than 60 years covering the entertainment beat for the Associated press, has died at his Los Angeles home. He was 92.
Kennedy found not guilty after four-day DUI trial

Kennedy found not guilty after four-day DUI trial

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- After a four-day trial, a New York jury deliberated only about an hour Friday before acquitting Kerry Kennedy of driving under the influence of a drug.
Kerry Kennedy accidentally took sleep aid, defense claims

Kerry Kennedy accidentally took sleep aid, defense claims

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Defense attorneys for Kerry Kennedy said she fell asleep at the wheel after accidentally taking sleep aid Ambian, rather than another prescribed medication.
Gabrielle Levy
Kick Kennedy to make off-Broadway debut in 'Antigone'

Kick Kennedy to make off-Broadway debut in 'Antigone'

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Kick Kennedy, the granddaughter of the late U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, is to make her off-Broadway debut in "Antigone," producers announced.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
By United Press International
50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination: UPI reported it first

50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination: UPI reported it first

Nov. 22, WASHINGTON (UPI) -- UPI's White House Correspondent Merriman Smith was four cars behind the president's open limousine, on the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
UPI staff
Eyewitness account of John F. Kennedy assassination

Eyewitness account of John F. Kennedy assassination

It was a balmy, sunny noon as we motored through downtown Dallas behind President Kennedy. The procession cleared the center of the business district and turned into a handsome highway that wound through what appeared to be a park.
MERRIMAN SMITH, UPI White House Reporter

Michael Skakel posts $1.2 million bail, freed after decade in prison

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Bail was set at $1.2 million Thursday for Michael Skakel, the Kennedy cousin sent to prison in 2002 for killing a neighbor in Greenwich, Conn., years earlier.
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Clutching his rosary beads, Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies wounded on the floor of the Ambassador Hotel, after being shot by assailant Sirhan Bashira Sirhan on June 5, 1968, following his victory speech in the California primary election. Kennedy's wife Ethel is at lower left. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK, was an American politician, a Democratic senator from New York, and a noted civil rights activist. An icon of modern American liberalism and member of the Kennedy family, he was a younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and acted as one of his advisors during his presidency. From 1961 to 1964, he was the U.S. Attorney General.

Following his brother John's assassination on November 22, 1963, Kennedy continued to serve as Attorney General under President Lyndon B. Johnson for nine months. In September 1964, Kennedy resigned to seek the U.S. Senate seat from New York, which he won in November. Within a few years, he publicly split with Johnson over the Vietnam War.

In March 1968, Kennedy began a campaign for the presidency and was a front-running candidate of the Democratic Party. In the California presidential primary on June 4, Kennedy defeated Eugene McCarthy, a U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Following a brief victory speech delivered just past midnight on June 5 at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan. Mortally wounded, he survived for nearly 26 hours, dying early in the morning of June 6.

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