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JFK’s image shines on despite contradictions

In this July 25, 1960 file photo , Sen. John F. Kennedy, D-Mass., sits with wife, Jacqueline, as she reads to their daughter, Caroline, at Hyannis Port, Mass. (AP Photo) by Hillel ItalieAssociated Press Writer BOSTON (AP) — Four days a week, David O’Donnell leads a 90-minute “Kennedy Tour” around Boston that features stops at government buildings, museums, hotels and meeting halls. Tour-goers from throughout the United States and abroad, who may see John F. Kennedy as inspiration, martyr or Cold War hero, hear stories of his ancestors and early campaigns, the rise of the Irish in state politics, the odd fact that Kennedy was the only president outlived by his grandmother. Yet at some point along the tour, inevitably, questions from the crowd shift from politics to gossip.

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Today in History Aug. 5

South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela is pictured outside of Westminster Abbey in 1962 — this trip, without permission from the South Africa government, led to his indictment and arrest on August 5, 1962; it was the beginning of 27 years of imprisonment. Today is Monday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2013. There are 148 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 5, 1953, Operation Big Switch began as remaining prisoners taken during the Korean War were exchanged at Panmunjom.