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DEC 20, 2014 - The Week

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Read JFK's 1961 letter to a little girl promising that the Soviets won't stop Santa Claus

’Tis the season…for thermonuclear conflict?Such was the concern of one 8-year-old Michelle Rochon in 1961; she wrote a letter to President John F. Kennedy asking if Soviet nuclear tests at the North Pole would disrupt Santa Claus' schedule for Christmas deliveries.Fear not, JFK responded, saying that while he was concerned, too, he had talked to Santa only a day before, ...

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DEC 20, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Soviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK in 1961

BOSTON (AP) — The Kennedy Presidential Library wants to remind the world that not even the threat of thermonuclear conflict can stop Santa Claus from making his rounds. The library has republished the text of a 1961 letter from President John F. Kennedy reassuring a little girl who was worried about possible Soviet nuclear tests at the North Pole.

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DEC 19, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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AP WAS THERE: US breaks relations with Cuba

EDITOR'S NOTE — When the United States severed its diplomatic relationship with Cuba on Jan. 3, 1961, it kicked off a year in which CIA-funded counterrevolutionaries would try to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, and after that, the withdrawal or ouster of almost all American and European media from the island, including The Associated Press' American staff. WASHINGTON ...

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DEC 12, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Director mourns 'Side Show' closing on Broadway

On the same day that the Broadway musical landed a coveted spot on the "Today" show, it announced it was closing. The musical, about a pair of conjoined twins during the vaudeville era, opened this fall at the St. James Theatre, but has struggled at the box office, earning just $483,000 last week from a $1.2 million potential. The show ...

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DEC 11, 2014 - New York Times

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William P. Wilson, Kennedy’s TV Aide for Historic 1960 Debate, Is Dead at 86

Mr. Wilson negotiated the terms of the televised debate that John F. Kennedy later said “turned the tide” in the election campaign against Richard M. Nixon.

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