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President John F. Kennedy, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Texas Gov. John Connally ride through the streets of Dallas, Texas on Nov. 22, 1963. Photo: Corbis via Getty Images

The Biden administration published almost 1,500 documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.

Why it matters: The National Archives' release of the internal memos, cables and other files concerning the U.S. government's investigation into Kennedy's death follows a long campaign by advocates to have all documents connected to his killing declassified, the Washington Post notes.

Driving the news: The release is in keeping with a federal statute on the publication of such government files.

  • President Biden had set the deadline for the Kennedy files' release after publishing was delayed due to the pandemic's impact on the agencies staffed with reviewing the publication.

Between the lines: It'll likely take days to examine the trove of documents and although no significant revelations were immediately clear, some of the redacted CIA files offer glimpses into Lee Harvey Oswald's visits to the embassies of the Soviet Union and Cuba in Mexico City in the months before the assassination.

What they're saying: JFKFacts.org editor Jefferson Morley, who's among the journalists and researchers spending the next few days examining the documents, noted Wednesday that the National Archives has announced plans to "digitize the entire JFK records collection."

  • "In terms of public understanding, this is probably more important than any documents released today," he tweeted.

Background: Former President Trump had in 2017 ordered the release of thousands of secret files relating to the assassination while withholding others on national security grounds.

What's next: Further documents related to Kennedy's killing are expected to be released next year.

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Trump accuses Jan. 6 panel of "seeking evidence of criminal activity"

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Former President Trump's legal team on Wednesday accused the House committee investigating the Capitol riot of seeking to uncover evidence that would support a criminal referral against him.

Why it matters: The brief asked the Supreme Court to consider committee chair Bennie Thompson's (D-Miss.) interview with the Washington Post as part of its effort to block the release of records to the committee, WashPost reported.

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Computer model projection showing the intense storm off of Cape Cod on Jan 29, 2022, with heavy snow and strong winds lashing the coastline. (Weatherbell.com)

Blizzard warnings are in effect for 11 million people from coastal Virginia to eastern Maine as a historic winter storm is set to slam the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast beginning Friday.

Why it matters: The storm will bring hazards ranging from zero visibility amid hurricane force wind gusts and heavy snow, to coastal flooding that will erode vulnerable beaches and threaten property from the Jersey shore to coastal Massachusetts.

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