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Monday, July 26, 1999 Published at 11:09 GMT 12:09 UK

World: Americas

Special report: The Kennedy tragedy

The loss of John F Kennedy Junior, son of the assassinated US president, is one of a series of tragedies to befall the family often referred to as America's royals.

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Last of the Kennedys
The BBC's Charles Wheeler on the week when John F Kennedy Junior, his wife and sister-in-law were buried at sea, following their tragic death in a plane crash.

  Jane Hughes: New Yorkers describe JFK Jnr's iconic status

Read users' views on the tragedy here

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Born into fame and tragedy
JFK Jnr, heir to the family's legacy, had been in the limelight since his father was killed.

  Jon Kay reports on JFK Jnr's career
  Tim Maby: "Very much his father's son"

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Investigating the Kennedy crash
The investigation into how John F Kennedy Jnr's plane crashed into the ocean off the holiday resort of Martha's Vineyard will take up to nine months to complete.

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