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Don't write Iraq off yet

Don't write Iraq off yet

Harlan Ullman: The opportunity lies in quiet, almost Kissinger-like secret diplomacy with Iran, Saudi Arabia and Israel. A grand bargain is the goal.
Harlan Ullman
Who exactly is Dave Brat?

Who exactly is Dave Brat?

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --Despite grabbing national headlines with his upset primary victory over Eric Cantor, tea party upstart Dave Brat remains mostly unknown to mainstream Americans.
Matt Bradwell
Democrats join Benghazi committee with skepticism

Democrats join Benghazi committee with skepticism

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --The Democrats may have agreed to join a House Select Committee on Benghazi, but they're making no effort to disguise their distaste for the process.
Gabrielle Levy
Pelosi names Democrats to Benghazi committee [UPDATE]

Pelosi names Democrats to Benghazi committee [UPDATE]

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi met with Speaker John Boehner Wednesday to discuss Democrats' participation in a special committee formed to investigate Benghazi.
Gabrielle Levy

COL BKB: Syracuse 73, Virginia Tech 52

BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Second-ranked Syracuse remained unbeaten Tuesday by dispatching Virginia Tech on the road 73-52.
Military sex assault reform once sure to pass now on skids

Military sex assault reform once sure to pass now on skids

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- An amendment to change how the military handles rape cases is doomed, supporters say, because congressional leaders are rushing to pass a defense spending bill.

COL BKB: Michigan State 96, Virginia Tech 77

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Adreian Payne put on a 31-point show Friday that launched No. 1 Michigan State to a 96-77 triumph over Virginia Tech.

The strange debate over LNG exports

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The debate over exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas is exceedingly strange. In Washington one sometimes hears calls to limit imports of given goods or services but limits on exports?
RICHARD SCHMALENSEE and MARGO THORNING, UPI Outside View Commentator
Congressional advisory panel warns of Chinese naval buildup

Congressional advisory panel warns of Chinese naval buildup

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressional advisory panel on China, citing Beijing's military buildup, warned its naval forces could dominate the western Pacific by 2020.
Pentagon: Cost of operating Guantanamo in 2013 is $454 million

Pentagon: Cost of operating Guantanamo in 2013 is $454 million

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told Congress Wednesday it will cost $454 million to operate the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 16, 2013.
By United Press International

House blocks Guantanamo detainee transfers to Yemen

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to restrict transfer of detainees to Yemen, a move designed to stall the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Psychic show canceled in Scotland due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

DUNFERMLINE, Scotland, June 10 (UPI) -- A British psychic who says he can speak to the dead canceled a show in Scotland due to "unforeseen circumstances."

Pentagon: Guantanamo prison getting guard reinforcements

DORAL, Fla., June 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Southern Command said it asked for more guards for the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison to reach a staff of 2,000 at the center housing 166 detainees.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
By United Press International
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Adam Smith (baptised 16 June 1723 – died 17 July 1790 ) was a Scottish social philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith is the author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. The latter, usually abbreviated as The Wealth of Nations, is considered his magnum opus and the first modern work of economics. It earned him an enormous reputation and would become one of the most influential works on economics ever published. Smith is widely cited as the father of modern economics and capitalism.

Smith studied social philosophy at the University of Glasgow and the University of Oxford. After graduating, he delivered a successful series of public lectures at Edinburgh, leading him to collaborate with David Hume during the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith obtained a professorship at Glasgow teaching moral philosophy, and during this time he wrote and published The Theory of Moral Sentiments. In his later life, he took a tutoring position that allowed him to travel throughout Europe, where he met other intellectual leaders of his day. Smith returned home and spent the next ten years writing The Wealth of Nations, publishing it in 1776. He died in 1790.

Smith was born to Margaret Douglas at Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. His father, also named Adam Smith, was a lawyer, civil servant, and widower who married Margaret Douglas in 1720 and died two months before Smith was born. Although the exact date of Smith's birth is unknown, his baptism was recorded on 5 June 1723 at Kirkcaldy. Though few events in Smith's early childhood are known, Scottish journalist and Smith's biographer John Rae recorded that Smith was abducted by gypsies at the age of four and released when others went to rescue him. Smith was close to his mother, who likely encouraged him to pursue his scholarly ambitions. He attended the Burgh School of Kirkcaldy—characterised by Rae as "one of the best secondary schools of Scotland at that period"—from 1729 to 1737. While there, Smith studied Latin, mathematics, history, and writing.

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