President John F. Kennedy was in office less than three years before his tenure came to an abrupt and bloody end. He didn't live to see the impact of his presidency, or to fulfill all he set out to accomplish when he entered the White House in 1961.
For that reason, certain aspects of his legacy remain disputed. Since his death in 1963, scholars and writers have clashed over everything from his responsibility for the U.S. military’s long entanglement in Vietnam to his role in the Civil Rights Movement—some arguing that Kennedy stifled the movement, others arguing that he expedited its progress.
Other remarkable aspects of Kennedy's presidency, however, lent themselves to consensus. Besides being the first Catholic and the youngest president elected (at the age of 43) he was different in spirit than those who preceded him. Succeeding Dwight Eisenhower, the oldest president elected since James Buchanan in 1857, Kennedy brought a dose of youthfulness and energy to the job that captivated the nation and made him, despite his early stumbles, an extraordinarily popular president.
As a consequence of timing too, Kennedy had his hands in some of the most significant events of the 20th century. He came into office at a dynamic time, both at home and abroad. Though he was the first peacetime president in more than two decades, Kennedy inherited Cold War tensions, a sluggish economy and simmering social unrest.
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Shares of Best Buy surged more than 20 percent Thursday after the company posted unexpected sales growth in same store locations.
Best Buy is a retail anomaly because it's an enjoyable place to shop, CNBC reported.
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Authorities are investigating after a body found on a beach in Hollywood, Florida, earlier this week was identified as a federal prosecutor from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami.
Hollywood Police confirmed that the body of Beranton J. Whisenant Jr., 37, was found Wednesday.
Police said they're investigating the cause of death. A source told NBC 6 that he may have suffered trauma.
May 25th is Red Nose Day, which helps children living in poverty, and has attracted some big names to the cause. This year, the charity is debuting a long-awaited sequel to a beloved movie to help raise money.
A last-minute assault charge against a congressional candidate jolted many people in the nation who were viewing the election Thursday as a referendum on President Donald Trump's young administration.
Now, it's become a test of whether a candidate's behavior is more important than partisan leanings.
Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat, was charged with misdemeanor assault on May 24, 2017, for allegedly body-slamming a reporter. The reporter, Ben Jacobs of...
The owner of a Michigan restaurant says U.S. immigration agents who were conducting enforcement at the business ate breakfast before arresting three workers.
The Ann Arbor News and WJBK-TV report the men arrested Wednesday at Sava's Restaurant remain in custody. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say agents were doing "a targeted enforcement action" at the Ann Arbor restaurant.
Queen Elizabeth of England visited young survivors of the Manchester bombing on Thursday, four days after 22-year-old Salman Abedi killed 22 people and injured 59 others with a bomb at Manchester Arena...
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An Illinois nurse taken hostage at a Kane County hospital was raped and tortured at gunpoint before she saved staff and patients from the gunman, attorneys and a new lawsuit claim.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of two nurses taken hostage May 13 at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, blames the incident on alleged violations by an officer guarding an inmate whose elaborate escape attempt turned into a deadly barricade situation. The suit also names the Kane County Sheriff's Department and the hospital's security firm as defendants, claiming they failed to properly monitor and secure the Kane County inmate.
Facebook's CEO returned to Harvard to speak to its graduating class on Thursday, telling them it is up to their generation to create a purpose for today's world, to care about others, to fight inequality and strengthen the global community.
Mark Zuckerberg received an honorary doctorate degree from the university, 12 years after dropping out to focus on Facebook.
Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman has withdrawn his name from the running for FBI director.
The confirmation comes after reports that President Donald Trump is expected to retain Marc Kasowitz as a private attorney on matters related to the Russia investigation.
Lieberman and Kasowitz are senior partners at the same firm and Lieberman's letter to President Donald Trump, which NBC News obtained, says he thinks it would be best to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above-normal 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, with between 11 and 17 named storms.
NOAA is giving a 45 percent probability for an above-normal season, with a 35 percent probability for a near-normal hurricane season and a 20 percent probability for a below-normal season.
Between five to nine hurricanes are predicted, along with two to four major hurricanes.
The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten's fur — all because it's comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz.
For that reason, and many others, it was selected this year as the best beach in America by a professor who's made a career ranking and studying beaches around the United States.
If the Republican health reform plan becomes law, states trying to save money on health insurance are likely to seek cuts on services like maternity care, mental health and dentist visits for kids, the Congressional Budget Office found Wednesday.
NBC News reports that health care advocates find the lack of an "essential health benefits" coverage requirement in the bill, passed by the House before the CBO score was released, will leave many patients without adequate coverage.
"Women and their families will pay higher costs and receive less coverage, especially for maternity care, under the American Health Care Act," said Stacey Stewart, president of the March of Dimes, which funds research to prevent birth defects.
Essential benefits requirements from "Obamacare" are very popular with American voters. The CBO predicted that some states will opt out of them, so they can seek lower premiums, leaving some people living there likely priced out of the market.
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Police said a man is dead after leading authorities on a chase through four North Texas counties in a recreational vehicle with two children inside after shooting a woman early Thursday.
Arlington police said Hunt County Sheriff’s deputies received a 911 text from a 33-year-old woman who said she was inside the RV and had been shot. She added that she had been kidnapped and that her two children were inside as well.