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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Lainie Kazan, who was born in 1940 (age 62); Billy Cobham in 1944 (age 58); Robert Fripp of King Crimson and Foghat's Roger Earl, both in 1946 (age 56); Barbara Lee of the Chiffons and Nazareth drummer Derrell Sweet, both in 1947
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today in Music advance package, May 11-17, 2002.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Experts duel over abstinence programs

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Programs that promote sexual abstinence reduce sexually transmitted diseases, out-of-wedlock childbearing and other consequences of sex among teenagers, accordi
SUSAN HELEN MORAN, for United Press International

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UPI's Capital Comment for April 5, 2002

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
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Analysis: Democrats give up on the campus

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- From the heady days of the New Deal to the student-led campaigns of Gene McCarthy and George McGovern, the Democratic Party and the campus kept close ties. But
JAMES CHAPIN, National Political Analyst

UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 12, 2001

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
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UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 11, 2001

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One man's hero...

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Sometimes it's just tough to be a Democrat. In the 1960's, we had to watch as Barbarella crossed enemy lines in Vietnam and met with those who killed American s
CLIFF SCHECTER, Special to United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for October 18, 2001

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Afghan vote draws political challenge

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A former California state lawmaker announced Thursday she would run for the seat held by Rep. Barbara Lee, the California Democrat who cast the only vote in the

Lee's vote on bombing draws challenge

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 18 (UPI) --
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Barbara Lee
Rep. Barbara Lee, D-CA, (L) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, (R) Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA, (center) and Dorothy Height (seated), joined by other dignitaries, participate in a ceremony unveiling a portrait of the first black woman Member of Congress, Shirley Chisholm of New York, on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 3, 2009. Rep. Chisholm served New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Barbara Jean Lee (born July 16, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for California's 9th congressional district, serving since 1998. She is a member of the Democratic Party. She is the first woman to represent that district. Lee was the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and was the Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Lee is notable as the only member of either house of Congress to vote against the authorization of use of force following the September 11, 2001 attacks. This made her a hero among many in the anti-war movement. Lee has been a vocal critic of the war in Iraq and supports legislation creating a Department of Peace.

Congresswoman Lee was born in El Paso, Texas. She moved from Texas to California in 1960 with her military family parents, and attended San Fernando High School in San Fernando, California. She was a young single mother of two receiving public assistance when she began attending college. Lee was educated at Mills College and received an M.S.W. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1975.

While a student at Mills College, she was a volunteer at the Oakland chapter of the Black Panther Party's Community Learning Center and worked on Panther co-founder Bobby Seale's 1973 Oakland mayoral campaign. Lee was a staff member for United States Representative Ron Dellums and a member of the California State Assembly and the California State Senate before entering the House. She ran for Congress in a special election that created a year-long series of five special elections as various East Bay politicians vied for political office. (For a detailed account of these elections, see Special election musical chairs.)

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