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From now until July 31st, you can request free tickets online to "The 50th." The ceremony will honor the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.

Anyone who requests a ticket will be placed into a random database. About 5,000 people will be chosen at random and a waiting list will form the same way. 

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An iconic Texas lawman in a white hat was honored at Dallas Police headquarters Tuesday. Former Dallas police detective James Leavelle was recognized 50 years after the assassination of President John Kennedy catapulted him into history. 

It's hard to overstate what a crucial year 1963 proved to be. The Atlantic's In Focus blogger, Alan Taylor, takes a look back at 50 indelible photos of an indelible year. From the March on Washington to Vietnam. From Beatlemania to the crowning of "America's Junior Miss," 17-year-old Diane Sawyer. And, of course, those searing images from Nov. 22 and the days after, which transfixed a nation and haunted a city.

The Nasher Sculpture Center announced today that it, too, is commissioning a piece of music to mark the assassination anniversary, joining the Dallas Symphony. David Mackey (below) is writing the Nasher's piece; 18-year-old Conrad Tao is working for the DSO.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A free ride for the Dallas Museum of Art, Davy Rothbart finds love on Think at noon, extra days to shop and more.

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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is asking the entire nation to join Dallas in a moment of silence November 22n , 2013 at 12:30pm. That's when Dallas will go silent, then hold its memorial of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: JFK 50, Walmart walk-offs, Museum Tower shines on and more.

Updated, 2:58 p.m.: Dallas will mark the 50th anniversary next year of one of its darkest moments, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, with a solemn ceremony narrated by historian David McCullough.

Study: U.S. Economy Has Nowhere to Go But Up

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Poverty in the U.S. could be slowing after a rough 2011 that saw a slow rebound from the Great Recession. 

Fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the secret service agent assigned to Jacqueline Kennedy from 1960 to 1964 has written a book about the First Lady he knew.

Dallas, TX – Today marks the 48th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination in downtown Dallas. As always on this date, Dealey Plaza draws more tourists than usual. KERA's Bill Zeeble talked to some of them, and also has more on plans for the 50th anniversary.

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