• Congressman and climate change activist awarded JFK honor

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    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Florida congressman and the leader of a national campaign to address climate change have been named recipients of this year's John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards.

    U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo and May Boeve, executive director of 350.org, will be presented the awards on Nov. 16 at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

    The awards were created to honor Americans under the age of 40 who are changing their communities and the country through public service. They were inspired by Kennedy's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in 1960 when he said, in part, "We stand today on the edge of a New Frontier."

    Kennedy's grandson, Jack Schlossberg, said Boeve and Curbelo answered his grandfather's call by taking on the "greatest challenge facing the world today - climate change."

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