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Ted Kennedy’s FBI Files Released

The Federal Bureau of Investigation today released over two thousand pages of its files on former U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, who died last

year after a battle with brain cancer.

According to the bureau, the bulk of the material in the file, made public under the Freedom of Information Act, is related

to “threats of

violence and other extortion claims against Senator Kennedy and other

public officials.” The files also include information about Kennedy’s 1968

car accident at Chappaquiddick Island when Mary Jo Kopechne was

killed; information the bureau collected on Kennedy’s travels; and

material related to the Kennedy family’s place in American politics.

Kennedy was interviewed

multiple times by Big Think

during his final years, speaking on a

variety of issues, including globalization,

philanthropy,  how he was shaped by his childhood,

and his vision of the American




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