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Highlights from President Kennedy’s Press Conference

Aug. 22, 1962 - Following are some highlights from President’s news conference today:

Space — He said that anybody who attempted to suggest that the U.S. was not behind in space exploration was misleading the American people, but that current efforts should put the U.S. ahead by the end of the 1960s.

Congress — He urged Congress to seize the opportunity of writing an impressive record by passing bills of great importance that would come before it in the next few weeks.

Submarines — He announced that two U.S. nuclear-powered submarines entered the Arctic Ocean from opposite ends and held a rendezvous under the ice.

Khrushchev — He said he hoped to meet the Soviet Premier if he came to the U.N. this fall.

Senate — He said that confirmation of Thurgood Marshall as a Federal judge had been delayed too long.

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