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Kennedy Cousin Granted Bail

Michael Skakel expected to be released shortly

(Newser) - The Kennedy cousin convicted of murdering his neighbor in 1975 will soon be free on bail. Michael Skakel was granted bail of $1.2 million today, and he was expected to be freed shortly, the AP reports. He'll have to stay in Connecticut and wear a GPS tracker, the... More »

Kennedy Cousin Denied New Murder Trial

Connecticut Supreme Court rejects Michael Skakel's new argument

(Newser) - The Connecticut supreme court has again upheld Michael Skakel's 2002 murder conviction in the 1975 killing of the Kennedy cousin's neighbor. Skakel, 49, is serving 20 years to life for beating 15-year-old Martha Moxley to death with a golf club. The state's high court also upheld his conviction in 2006,... More »

FBI Opens Probe Into 'Stolen' Jackie O Letter

Kennedy plumber's son sold it to dealer for $6K

(Newser) - The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into a condolence letter written by Jackie Kennedy on the day after Robert Kennedy died, the Dallas Morning News reports. Sent to Ethel Kennedy, the two-page letter soon disappeared—and turned up 10 years ago in the home of the Kennedy family plumber.... More »

Kennedy Scion's Book Probes Catholic Tension

Attempts to reconcile faith's teachings with modern life baffle many

(Newser) - Kerry Kennedy—the seventh of Bobby's 11 children—is taking on everything from clergy abuse to hierarchy in the Catholic Church in a book out tomorrow, the Boston Globe reports. In Being Catholic Now, the churchgoing 49-year-old interviews prominent Catholics like Nancy Pelosi, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Sheen about common... More »

Ted Kennedy in Denver; Plans to Speak Tonight

Determined to address convention tonight

(Newser) - Democratic titan Ted Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer, is in Denver and plans to address the Democratic National Convention tonight, reports the Boston Globe. The Kennedy clan is gathering for what is certain to be an emotionally powerful and highly symbolic moment. Doctors are concerned that Kennedy's immune system... More »

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