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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
By United Press International
The Issue: The Kennedy assassination -- did the mob do it?

The Issue: The Kennedy assassination -- did the mob do it?

It's been nearly 50 years since bullets were fired at the presidential motorcade as it wended its way through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, killing U.S. President John F. Kennedy and spawning decades of speculation on whether Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone or was part of -- or victim of -- a conspiracy with tentacles in Havana, Washington and perhaps Moscow.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, April 29, 2013.
By United Press International

Former Rep. Bob Edgar dies of heart attack

BURKE, Va., April 25 (UPI) -- Bob Edgar, a former six-term Pennsylvania congressman and Methodist minister known for pushing liberal reforms, died, colleagues said. He was 69.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
By United Press International
Notable deaths during the past year

Notable deaths during the past year

A former U.S. presidential nominee, a longtime U.S. senator, the central figure in a case that led to reform of a major police department, and a number of supporting players from the Civil Rights era and the Watergate scandal, topped the list of notable deaths in 2012.
PAT NASON, United Press International
Elections, Olympics and economic concerns top stories of 2012

Elections, Olympics and economic concerns top stories of 2012

U.S. politics, the London Olympics, economic developments in the United States and Europe and the unrest in the Arab world topped the news in 2012.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
The two-state litmus test

The two-state litmus test

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The author says Arab rejection of Israel is the true hurdle to solving the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
ASAF ROMIROWSKY, UPI Outside View Commentator
Specter's funeral draws 1,500 mourners

Specter's funeral draws 1,500 mourners

PENN VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Nearly 1,500 mourners filled a Penn Valley, Pa., temple Tuesday in a moving funeral ceremony for Sen. Arlen Specter, 82, who died Sunday.
Biden and Ryan schedules for Oct. 16

Biden and Ryan schedules for Oct. 16

LYNCHBURG, Va., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan campaigns in Virginia Tuesday, his office said.
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter dies

Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter dies

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Arlen Specter, who served five consecutive terms in the U.S. Senate, died Sunday at his home in Philadelphia. He was 82.

Specter released from hospital

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who suffers from cancer, was released from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, officials said.

Ex-Sen. Arlen Specter hospitalized

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania was in the hospital Tuesday with a serious illness, friends have confirmed.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 29, 2012.
By United Press International

Romney backers warned of long fight

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney campaigned hard Saturday in Michigan, focusing on both President Obama and his leading Republican challenger, Rick Santorum.
Specter: Santorum is 'far to the right'

Specter: Santorum is 'far to the right'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum bends too far to the right to be U.S. president, former Sen. Arlen Specter, a fellow Pennsylvanian, said Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.
By United Press International
Arlen Specter takes stage at comedy club

Arlen Specter takes stage at comedy club

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter took to the stage at a Philadelphia comedy club to lob jokes at targets including Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain.
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.
Penn law schools hires Specter

Penn law schools hires Specter

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The University of Pennsylvania says it has hired former Sen. Arlen Specter as an adjunct faculty member beginning this fall.

Toomey retakes Pa. Senate seat for GOP

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey appeared Tuesday to have reclaimed the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate seat now held by Arlen Specter for the Republican Party.

Damascus checking Washington's temperature

DAMASCUS, Syria, July 13 (UPI) -- Damascus is interested in what role lawmakers from the United States could play in advancing talks with Israel, Syrian analysts said.
Obama: News on Sestak offer 'soon'

Obama: News on Sestak offer 'soon'

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama told reporters in Washington Thursday the White House will make public its own take on the Joe Sestak controversy "soon."
GOP presses for probe on Sestak job offer

GOP presses for probe on Sestak job offer

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Republicans say they want an investigation of whether Rep. Joseph Sestak was offered a federal job to not challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania.
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