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  • R. Sargent Shriver, 1 of last links to JFK White House, dies

    JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press

    BETHESDA, Md. — R. Sargent Shriver, the exuberant public servant and Kennedy in-law whose career included directing the Peace Corps, fighting the War on Poverty, ambassador to France and, less successfully, running for office, died Tuesday. He was 95. Shriver, who announced in 2003 that he had Alzheimer's disease, had been hospitalized for several days. The family said he died surrounded by those he loved. Another blow to Kennedy family One of the last links to President Kennedy's administration, Shriver's death comes less t...

  • Parcel addressed to Napolitano ignites in DC

    BEN NUCKOLS JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press

    BEN NUCKOLS,Associated Press JESSICA GRESKO,Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A package an official said was addressed to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano ignited Friday at a Washington postal facility, a day after fiery packages sent to Maryland's governor and transportation secretary burned the fingers of workers who opened them. Authorities were bracing for more packages to surface. "Right now we don't have any other packages, but we're not taking anything for granted," D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. I...

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