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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.
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Documents: NSA spied on Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency monitored overseas communication of U.S. critics of the Vietnam War including Martin Luther King, newly released documents show.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 16, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 16, 2012.
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Buchwald says bye in posthumous column

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- "Goodbye, My Friend" read the headline for the last column written -- and published posthumously -- by humorist Art Buchwald. Buchwald, 81, died late Wednesday of kidney failure.

Columnist Art Buchwald dies

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Art Buchwald, the newspaper columnist who poked fun at politicians for decades, died of kidney failure Wednesday at the Washington home of his son. He was 81.

Art Buchwald more alive than ever

MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass., July 28 (UPI) -- Terminally ill newspaper columnist Art Buchwald is livelier than ever, The New York Times reported Friday.

Columnist Buchwald still embracing life

TISBURY, Mass., July 16 (UPI) -- Defying doctors' expectations, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Art Buchwald is living in Martha's Vineyard off Massachusetts and loving every moment of it.

Writer Art Buchwald has 'death on hold'

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author Art Buchwald is living out what seem to be his final days in a Washington hospice.
Art Buchwald

Arthur Buchwald (October 20, 1925 – January 17, 2007) was an American humorist best known for his long-running column in The Washington Post, which in turn was carried as a syndicated column in many other newspapers. His column focused on political satire and commentary. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Outstanding Commentary in 1982 and in 1986 was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Buchwald was also known for the Buchwald v. Paramount lawsuit, which he and partner Alain Bernheim filed against Paramount Pictures in 1988 in a controversy over the Eddie Murphy film Coming to America; Buchwald claimed Paramount had stolen his script treatment. He won, was awarded damages, and then accepted a settlement from Paramount. The case was the subject of a 1992 book, Fatal Subtraction: The Inside Story of Buchwald V. Paramount by Pierce O'Donnell and Dennis McDougal.

Art Buchwald was born to an Austrian-Hungarian Jewish immigrant family. He was the son of Joseph Buchwald, a curtain manufacturer, and Helen Klineberger, who later spent 35 years in a mental hospital. He was the youngest of four, with three older sisters—Alice, Edith, and Doris. Buchwald's father put him in the Hebrew Orphan Asylum in New York when the family business failed during the Great Depression. Buchwald was moved about between several foster homes, including a Queens boarding house for sick children (he had rickets) operated by Seventh-day Adventists. He stayed in the foster home until he was 5. Buchwald, his father and sisters were eventually reunited and lived in Hollis, a residential community in Queens. Buchwald did not graduate from Forest Hills High School, and ran away from home at age 17.

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