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Medal of Honor to be awarded to Civil War soldier

Medal of Honor to be awarded to Civil War soldier

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) --President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to an unusual recipient next month: Civil War Union soldier Alonzo H. Cushing.
Gabrielle Levy
Report blasts Phoenix VA Health Care System

Report blasts Phoenix VA Health Care System

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Veterans seeking treatment in the Phoenix VA Health Care System endured "unacceptable and troubling lapses" in their care, a report released Tuesday said.
Frances Burns
Burger King to buy Canada's Tim Hortons

Burger King to buy Canada's Tim Hortons

MIAMI, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Burger King confirmed Tuesday it will purchase Canadian coffee shop chain Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal.
Ed Adamczyk
Obama authorizes surveillance over Syria, as U.S. weighs military options

Obama authorizes surveillance over Syria, as U.S. weighs military options

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized aerial surveillance over Syria as he weighs possible airstrikes against Sunni extremists in the embattled country.
JC Finley
Three White House officials attending Michael Brown funeral

Three White House officials attending Michael Brown funeral

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 24 (UPI) --The White House is sending three officials to the funeral of slain teen Michael Brown on Monday.
Danielle Haynes
UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
By United Press International
Stolen Obama statue discovered with six-pack of Twisted Tea in Pa. park

Stolen Obama statue discovered with six-pack of Twisted Tea in Pa. park

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Aug. 22 (UPI) --A stolen life-sized statue of President Obama has been returned to its owner after being discovered on a picnic bench with an empty six-pack of Twisted Tea.
Matt Bradwell
Remembering Schwarzkopf and Operation Desert Storm

Remembering Schwarzkopf and Operation Desert Storm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Friday marks the birthday of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf (1932-2012), leader of the U.S. Central Command and planner of Operation Desert Storm.
Ed Adamczyk
Hagel: Islamic State 'beyond anything that we've seen' and an 'imminent threat'

Hagel: Islamic State 'beyond anything that we've seen' and an 'imminent threat'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --The terror group Islamic State "is beyond anything that we've seen" and poses an "imminent threat," U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday.
JC Finley
Gulf of Mexico lease draws advocacy fire

Gulf of Mexico lease draws advocacy fire

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --The U.S. government is called on to halt offshore drilling in an effort to preserve the climate for future generations, Friends of the Earth said.
Daniel J. Graeber
David Cameron: I can run U.K. on my Blackberry

David Cameron: I can run U.K. on my Blackberry

LONDON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is receiving some criticism after he said he could run the country from his Blackberry.
Aileen Graef
Pope Francis calls family of slain journalist James Foley to console them

Pope Francis calls family of slain journalist James Foley to console them

VATICAN CITY, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Pope Francis telephoned the parents of slain American journalist James Wright Foley on Thursday.
JC Finley
Recently indicted Rick Perry calls for more airstrikes against Islamic State

Recently indicted Rick Perry calls for more airstrikes against Islamic State

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Rick Perry called on President Obama to increase airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq, claiming the group poses a threat to the U.S. southern border.
JC Sevcik
When Putin needs to talk, he calls Merkel

When Putin needs to talk, he calls Merkel

BERLIN, Aug. 21 (UPI) --When Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to call a world leader, he can reliably expect German Chancellor Angela Merkel to pick up the phone.
Ed Adamczyk
Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl prisoner swap

Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl prisoner swap

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --The Department of Defense violated U.S. law in swapping five Guantanamo detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a review by a government watchdog found.
Gabrielle Levy
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Vice-President Joe Biden, his wife, Jill, Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama waves at former President George Bush leaves the Capitol in a military helicopter following the Obama Inauguration Ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/John Anderson)
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Barack Hussein Obama II (i/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.

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