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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
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Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) listens to testimony from Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as she appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the fourth day of her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 16, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Arlen Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a former United States Senator from Pennsylvania. Specter is a Democrat, but was a Republican from 1965 until switching to the Democratic Party in 2009. Elected to the Senate in 1980, Specter staked out a spot in the political center.

Specter was born in Wichita, Kansas to a Russian immigrant father and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He later served with the United States Air Force during the Korean War, graduated from Yale Law School, and opened a law firm with Marvin Katz, who would later become a federal judge. Additionally, Specter served as assistant counsel for the Warren Commission investigating the assassination of John F. Kennedy and helped devise the "single bullet theory." In 1965, Specter was elected District Attorney of Pennsylvania, a position that he would hold until he lost his re-election bid in 1973. In 1980, Specter was elected for the first time to the U.S. Senate for Pennsylvania.

On April 28, 2009, Specter announced that, after 44 years as an elected Republican, he was switching membership to the Democratic Party, however saying later that "he did not leave the Republican party, the party left ." On May 18, 2010, Specter was defeated in the Democratic primary by Joe Sestak. He was replaced by current Senator Pat Toomey on January 3, 2011.

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