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JFK’s memorabilia up for grabs in Massachusetts

Slain US President John F Kennedy’s (JFK) memorabilia is set to be auctioned off in a small town of Amesbury in northern Massachusetts on Sunday.

world Updated: Feb 15, 2013 22:44 IST

Slain US President John F Kennedy’s (JFK) memorabilia is set to be auctioned off in a small town of Amesbury in northern Massachusetts on Sunday.

The collection of more than 2,000 images and other items belonged to David Powers, a close friend of Kennedy and his personal assistant from his first congressional campaign in 1946 to his death in Dallas in November 1963, the Independent reported.

Amesbury auctioneers John McInnis said that Powers, who died in 1998, left, “an extraordinary collection,” behind, which his family only discovered last year, while they were preparing to sell their family home.

Among the things going under the hammer are Kennedy’s Air Force One leather bomber jacket and a previously unseen picture of the President, his wife Jackie and sister-in-law Ethyl Kennedy. ANI

Nixon advised Clinton on post-cold war tactics
Washington: In the final months of his life, disgraced ex-US President Richard Nixon quietly advised President Bill Clinton on navigating the post-Cold War world, newly declassified documents have revealed.

The documents also revealed that Nixon even advised Clinton to serve as a conduit for messages to Russian President Boris Yeltsin and other officials.

The memos and other records are part of an exhibition at the Nixon Presidential Library, the New York Daily News reports.ANI

One in five reptile species faces extinction threat
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But the risk of extinction was found to be unevenly spread throughout the extremely diverse group of animals.

According to the paper, 50% of all freshwater turtles are close to extinction, possibly because they are traded on international markets.

The study, published by the Zoological Society of London is the first of its kind at the global level.GNS

Wide-faced men tend to be more aggressive
London: Wide-faced men tend to act more aggressively and also make racist remarks, says a new study. This facial shape has been shown to indicate higher than average testosterone levels, linked to more aggressive behaviour.

Researchers from the University of Delaware, US, led by Eric Hehman, believe that wide-faced men are less likely to bow to social pressure, the journal Psychological Science reports.

The results revealed that men who had wider and shorter faces were more likely to express racially prejudiced remarks. IANS