Jamie McNicoll

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"Then, realising there had been an assassination attempt, he requisitioned a novelty pencil from a little boy (giving the lad two quarters for it), found two utility bills in his pocket to write on, and he was in business." The story of the one reporter who saw President John F Kennedy assassinated fifty years ago: http://fw.to/e38KQVF Photo: Rex Features

The Compulsive Mr. Jefferson And America's Obsessive Origins

While waiting for his draft of the Declaration of Independence to come to the floor of the Second Continental Congress for a history-making vote—Thomas Jefferson was thinking about the weather. More specifically, he was thinking about a list that would comprehensively capture variations in the …

Edward Snowden Also Wasn't on the Bolivian Presidential Plane

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Bolivian President Evo Morales indicated on Tuesday that he might be interested in giving NSA …

Egyptian army ready to die in 'final hours' as President Mohamed Morsi remains defiant

Egypt's army commander and Islamist President Mohamed Morsi each pledged his life to defy the other as the hour approached on Wednesday that will trigger a military takeover that was prompted by mass demonstrations.<p>The military chiefs issued a call to battle in a statement headlined "The Final …

Mohamed Morsi