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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
By United Press International

Former Sen. Bill Frist takes aim, via Twitter, at United Airlines

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., spent Friday complaining on social media about United Airlines after a mix-up with his first-class seat.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
By United Press International
Time running out for states to control their insurance exchanges

Time running out for states to control their insurance exchanges

No matter how loudly Republicans maintain they're going to repeal healthcare reform, with the U.S. Supreme Court decision on its constitutionality behind us, it's time for states to begin implementing one of the law's signature provisions: setting up insurance exchanges for those who have to buy health insurance on their own.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.
By United Press International
Report: U.S. healthcare employment to soar

Report: U.S. healthcare employment to soar

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Bipartisan Policy Center Health Professional Workforce Initiative released a report that projects U.S. healthcare employment will soar through 2018.

Jill Biden, Frist urge more Somalia aid

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- An opinion piece by Jill Biden and former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist says famine in Somalia "threatens to overwhelm the international response."
GOP's Frist: Senators overdoing filibuster

GOP's Frist: Senators overdoing filibuster

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The filibuster has been used "way too much" in recent years in the U.S. Senate, by both Republicans and Democrats, former GOP Sen. Bill Frist said Friday.

Analysis: WMD Terror Commission starts up

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- A new blue-ribbon commission set up by Congress to offer the next administration advice about keeping nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction from falling into the hands of rogue states and terrorists held its first meeting in Washington last week.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Ex official cuts State Dept. on oil law

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Iraqis are "not invested" in the draft oil law and it's the U.S. State Department's fault, a former top department official said in a newly leaked memo.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008.
By United Press International

Politicos attend annual Alfalfa Club gala

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Alfalfa Club, an exclusive group of about 200 rich and influential people, is to be headed by U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007.
By United Press International

Frist to teach healthcare policy

PRINCETON, N.J., June 19 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist is heading for Princeton University in the fall.

Frist cleared of insider-trading

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors in New York will not file insider-trading charges against former Senate majority leader Bill Frist for selling stock in a chain of hospitals.
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Bill Frist
Former Senate Majority leader Bill Frist (R-TN) speaks on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 4, 2008. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

William Harrison "Bill" Frist, Sr. (born February 22, 1952) is an American physician, businessman, and politician. He began his career as an heir and major stockholder to the for-profit hospital chain of Hospital Corporation of America. Frist later served two terms as a Republican United States Senator representing Tennessee. He was the Republican Majority Leader from 2003 until his retirement in 2007.

Frist was born in Nashville, Tennessee to Dorothy Cate Frist and Thomas Fearn Frist, Sr. He is a fourth-generation Tennessean. His great-great grandfather was one of the founders of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and his father was a doctor and founded the health care business organization which became Hospital Corporation of America. Bill Frist's brother Thomas Frist Jr. became chairman and chief executive of Hospital Corporation of America in 1997.

Frist graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee and then from Princeton University in 1974, where he specialized in health care policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In 1972 he held a summer internship with Tennessee Congressman Joe Evins, who advised Frist that if he wanted to pursue a political career, he should first have a career outside of politics. Frist proceeded to Harvard Medical School, where he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine with honors in 1978. While at Harvard he shared an apartment with future-United States Congressman David Wu.

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