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John Hinckley Jr. (L) is escorted by police in Washington, D.C., following his arrest after shooting and seriously wounding then US president Ronald Reagan. A federal judge ruled 17 December 2003 Hinckley can make local visits with his family from St. Elizabeth's Hospital in D.C., where he has been held. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Reagan Shooter Granted More Time to Leave Mental Hospital, Visit Mother in Va.

A judge has ruled that the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will get to spend more time outside a mental hospital where he has been confined for most of the past three decades.

12/20/2013

President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy minutes before he was assassinated as his car passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas. (credit: Bettmann/Corbis)

JFK Assassination Anniversary: A Younger Generation Reflects

A half-century later, the memory of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination still resonates for those who remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard the unthinkable news. But for those born decades later, it may be difficult to see the president’s death on Nov. 22, 1963 as more than a fact in a history book.

11/22/2013

US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signs the order of naval blockade of Cuba (Photo credit: /AFP/Getty Images)

50 Years On, Finding Profit In ‘Truth’ On JFK Case

On the very day John F. Kennedy died, a cottage industry was born. Fifty years and hundreds of millions of dollars later, it’s still thriving.

05/12/2013

The tomb of Iraq's deceased dictator Saddam Hussein was damaged in clashes between militants from the Islamic State radical group and government soldiers in his hometown, according to local officials Tuesday. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Documentary: Israeli Intel Agency Tried To Kill Saddam Hussein With Book Bomb

A new documentary reveals that an Israeli intelligence agency tried to kill former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein with an exploding book.

11/13/2012

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