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Lee Harvey Oswald

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The Sixth Floor Museum

Lee Harvey Oswald’s wedding ring is now on display at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

Nate D. Sanders Auction House

A judge says the original casket in which Lee Harvey Oswald was buried belongs to Oswald's brother, not the funeral home that auctioned it off for more than $87,000.

Nate D. Sanders Auction House

Five stories that have North Texas talking: there’s a big fight over Lee Harvey Oswald’s casket; Greg Abbott meets the press; the U.S. Border Patrol is looking for a few good female agents; and more.

Dallas Municipal Archives/Portal to Texas History

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lee Harvey Oswald's brother sued a funeral home; have you watched "North Dallas Forty?;" Dallas has its own Biennial; and more:

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IRA FLATOW, HOST:

This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. Those of us of a certain age can remember exactly what we were doing on a Friday this hour 50 years ago when we heard the news. President Kennedy's assassination horrified and transfixed the nation. It was murder in plain sight, seemingly the easiest kind of crime to solve. But 50 years later the basic facts of the case are still debated.

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Throughout November, KERA will mark the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination by taking a closer look at that fateful day, what it meant to the country, how it changed Dallas, and more.

Today, we take a look at one of Jack Ruby's most prominent dancers.

National Weather Service

Five stories that have North Texas talking: It's getting cold out there, UT-Austin battles Ryan O'Neal over a Farrah Fawcett portrait, one man says that Lee Harvey Oswald was his friend, and more:

RR Auction

Throughout November, KERA will mark the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination by taking a closer look at that fateful day, what it meant to the country, how it changed Dallas, and more.

Today, we look at JFK (and Oswald) auctions.

RR Auction

Lee Harvey Oswald's gold wedding band has sold at auction for $108,000.
 
RR Auction said the ring sold to a buyer from Texas who wished to remain anonymous. The ring that once belonged to the assassin of President John F. Kennedy was among almost 300 items linked to Kennedy's life and death that went up for auction Thursday in Boston.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: John Connally's clothes will soon be displayed, some Oswald documents are released for the first time, restoring the grand Baker Hotel, and more.

If NSA leaker Edward Snowden is allowed to leave the Moscow airport and enter Russia, as some news reports suggest, he'll join a fairly small group of Americans who have sought refuge there.

So how did it work out for the others?

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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. 

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The Oak Cliff apartment building where Lee Harvey Oswald and his wife once lived is a pile of rubble.

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Plans for the first new construction in five years in Dallas’ West End – an apartment building –  got a green light at City Hall this morning, while the storied Oak Cliff apartment building where Lee Harvey Oswald once lived is officially on its way down.