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Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
Gabrielle Levy

Democrats push bills in House, Senate to restore net neutrality

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and the House have introduced legislation to restore net neutrality rules at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Ford goes off grid, Toyota's fuel cell car makes splash

Ford goes off grid, Toyota's fuel cell car makes splash

Ford is taking its C-MAX gas-electric hybrid off the grid.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Automakers tracking drivers' GPS data

DETROIT, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Detroit's Big Three automakers and some foreign car companies are tracking and storing data from customers' on-board navigation systems, a report states.
Lautenberg remembered as 'good man' in funeral attended by hundreds

Lautenberg remembered as 'good man' in funeral attended by hundreds

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg was recalled as "a mensch [good man] through and through" Wednesday at a New York memorial attended by governors and top U.S. lawmakers.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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Colbert makes bid to be DeMint's successor

Colbert makes bid to be DeMint's successor

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Satirist Stephen Colbert has begun a campaign to be named successor to Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., who is retiring from the Senate to lead the Heritage Foundation.

Comedian Tom Davis dead at 59

NEW YORK, July 19 (UPI) -- Comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" writer Tom Davis died Thursday of throat and neck cancer at his home in Hudson, N.Y., his wife said. He was 59.
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Short, Hanks, Streep honor Ephron at memorial

Short, Hanks, Streep honor Ephron at memorial

NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Martin Short paid tribute to the late writer-director Nora Ephron at a memorial in New York's Alice Tulley Hall Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 21, 2012.
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Senators want more rules for super PACs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Federal Election Commission needs to draw up stricter disclosure rules for donors to super PACs, a group of mostly Democratic U.S. senators said Tuesday.
Jewish GOP candidates grow in number

Jewish GOP candidates grow in number

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A higher number of Jewish Republican congressional candidates in 2012 raises the possibility of a greater presence for the bloc on Capitol Hill, insiders said.

Germans join probe of mobile phone tracker

MUNICH, Germany, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The German state of Bavaria and other European authorities said this week they have launched data privacy probes of the Connect IQ mobile phone software.

OnStar backs up on tracking ex-clients

DETROIT, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. automobile navigation service OnStar said it would reverse direction concerning a policy of keeping track of former customers.
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Alan Stuart "Al" Franken (born May 21, 1951) is the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, which affiliates with the national Democratic Party.

Franken achieved note as a writer and performer for the television show Saturday Night Live from its inception in 1975 before moving to writing and acting in films and television shows. He then became a political commentator, author of five books and host of a nationally syndicated radio show on the Air America Radio network.

In 2008, Franken narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman, by 312 votes, after a mandatory statewide manual recount. Coleman contested the outcome in court, but the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously upheld Franken's victory on June 30, 2009. Franken was sworn in to the Senate on July 7, 2009.

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