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New York's 'Hizzoner' Edward I. Koch dies

New York's 'Hizzoner' Edward I. Koch dies

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Edward Koch, the high-spirited politician who ran New York City for three terms with combative zeal, died Friday, his spokesman said. He was 88.

Understatement of the Week: John Fugelsang

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ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Understatement of the Week: Chris Wallace

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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2008.
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Analysis: The hill McCain must climb

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama starts the main rounds of his presidential election campaign as the front-runner and favorite, a new CBS poll said this week.
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Analysis: High noon for Clinton, Obama

Analysis: High noon for Clinton, Obama

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama face their high-noon showdown on Tuesday in Indiana and North Carolina: The results of those two primary elections could prove the decisive turning point of the long race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
MARTIN SIEFF

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2006 with 131 to follow.
By United Press International

Economist Galbraith dead at 97

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 29 (UPI) -- John Kenneth Galbraith, whose popular books made him one of the most famous economists in the United States, died Saturday at 97.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2005 with 131 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 22, the 235th day of 2004 with 131 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2003 with 131 to follow.
By United Press International

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the first of two wrap-ups for March 10.

Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the second of three wrap-ups for Feb. 5.
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Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American politician, noted for his intellectual demeanor, eloquent oratory, and promotion of liberal causes in the Democratic Party. He served one term as governor of Illinois, and received the Democratic Party's nomination for president in 1952 and 1956; both times he was defeated by Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower. He sought the Democratic presidential nomination for a third time in the election of 1960, but was defeated by Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachussetts. After his election, President Kennedy appointed Stevenson as the Ambassador to the United Nations; he served from 1961 to 1965. He died on 14 July 1965 in London, England after suffering a fatal heart attack at age 65.

Although Stevenson was born in Los Angeles, he was a member of a famous Illinois political family. His grandfather Adlai E. Stevenson I had been Vice President of the United States under President Grover Cleveland from 1893-1897. His father, Lewis Green Stevenson, never held an elected office, but was appointed Secretary of State of Illinois and was considered a strong contender for the Democratic vice-presidential nomination in 1928. A maternal great-grandfather, Jesse W. Fell, had been a close friend and campaign manager for Abraham Lincoln; Stevenson often referred to Fell as his "favorite" ancestor. His mother was Helen Davis Stevenson.

Stevenson was raised in the small city of Bloomington, Illinois; his family was a member of Bloomington's upper class and lived in one of the city's well-to-do neighborhoods. At the age of twelve Stevenson accidentally killed Ruth Merwin, a 16-year-old friend, while demonstrating drill technique with a rifle, inadvertently left loaded, during a party at the Stevenson home. Stevenson was devastated by the accident and rarely referred to it as an adult. However, as the Governor of Illinois he was told about a teenager who had survived an automobile accident while his friend was killed. Stevenson told the teen's father that he should tell his son that "he now has to live for two", which Stevenson's friends took to be a reference to the shooting incident.

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