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May 29, 2001 | AARON ZITNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. J. Joseph Moakley of Massachusetts, an ardent Democrat and the longest-serving House member from New England, died Monday at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. He was 74 and had been suffering from leukemia. Moakley, in his 49th year of elected office, had been hospitalized since May 21, when he was admitted for a blood transfusion. "He was a bridge to the original New Deal in politics and was inspired by those Democratic leaders," said Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.
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May 29, 2001 | AARON ZITNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. J. Joseph Moakley of Massachusetts, an ardent Democrat and the longest-serving House member from New England, died Monday at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. He was 74 and had been suffering from leukemia. Moakley, in his 49th year of elected office, had been hospitalized since May 21, when he was admitted for a blood transfusion. "He was a bridge to the original New Deal in politics and was inspired by those Democratic leaders," said Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.
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May 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Rep. John Joseph Moakley was in grave condition, comforted by family and friends at the hospital where he has spent nearly a week. The 74-year-old Massachusetts Democrat has incurable leukemia. He has been at Bethesda Naval Hospital since May 21, when he was admitted for a routine blood transfusion that typically lasts a day or two. Moakley announced Feb. 12 that he had an incurable form of leukemia and would not run for a 16th term.
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September 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Massachusetts voters went to the polls to choose the top two candidates in the rough-and-tumble race to replace the late Rep. John Joseph Moakley. Seven Democrats and two Republicans battled in separate primaries in the heavily Democratic 9th Congressional District. The winner of the Democratic primary is considered the favorite in the Oct. 16 special election to serve the remaining year of Moakley's term.
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June 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush flew to the Camp David, Md., presidential retreat for a weekend with his parents and his twin daughters, who were cited this week for allegedly violating Texas alcoholic beverage laws. The White House said it was a long-scheduled family get-together. Bush spent part of the day in Boston at the funeral of Rep. John Joseph Moakley (D-Mass.). He was accompanied by his parents--the former president and former First Lady Barbara Bush. On returning to Washington, they flew to Maryland.
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June 2, 2001 | From Reuters
South Boston paid its final respects Friday to long-time Democratic Rep. John Joseph Moakley at a funeral that drew the country's political elite, including President Bush and his predecessor, Bill Clinton. Bush and Clinton sat in the same pew along with the man Bush defeated in last year's election, former Vice President Al Gore, during the funeral Mass at St. Brigid Church. Bush and Clinton shook hands after the service. Moakley died Monday at age 74 of leukemia.
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May 14, 1999 | From Associated Press
Two U.S. lawmakers urged the administration Thursday to release documents that could aid a wrongful death lawsuit against two retired Salvadoran military officers, now living in Florida, who are accused of involvement in the killings of four American women in 1980. "Nineteen years is too long for anyone to wait for the truth about their loved ones' deaths," Reps. John Joseph Moakley and James P. McGovern, both Massachusetts Democrats, wrote in a letter to President Clinton.
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May 29, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
In a day of tribute to the nation's military, President Bush signed legislation at the White House to create a memorial to American World War II veterans, and saluted the nation's war dead during ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and in Arizona. The president began the Memorial Day holiday by signing the measure that will establish the World War II memorial.
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June 21, 1997 | GUY GUGLIOTTA, THE WASHINGTON POST
The House brushed aside Democratic complaints of a partisan "witch hunt" and voted Friday to give its chief investigator the power to subpoena sworn depositions in his investigation of financial abuses during the 1996 political campaign. The 216-194 vote, mostly along party lines, ended a week of contentious debate between Republicans eager to move their investigation forward and Democrats who charged that they were being unfairly targeted by Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1999
The U.S. Army opened the School of the Americas in Panama in 1946, just as the Cold War was beginning to cast a shadow over Eastern Europe. With Moscow's forces consolidating the Soviet bloc, Washington sought to exercise some control over the armies of Latin America through a program of professionalized training. The program also aimed to instill democratic values in rising military officers. In many cases, that's not the way it worked out.
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April 17, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
BOSTON - An hour after the federal courthouse here was evacuated, a man in a blue uniform emerged from it and waved a large green flag. Gary Wente, a circuit executive at the John Joseph Moakley courthouse, came out to tell reporters that the courthouse had been secured.  “We had a bomb threat," Wente said. "The building has been cleared.” Among those reentering were employees and jurors. FULL COVERAGE: Boston Marathon attack Earlier, law enforcement officers had sent young children from a day-care center, employees, jurors and private citizens out of the building.
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