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1914 and today

1914 and today

LONDON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- When B-52s start flying to assert U.S. power in the face of Chinese ambition, it is worth recalling what 1914 meant, what it lost and what it launched.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

School lifts ban on gay teen's shirt

WAYNESVILLE, Ohio, April 5 (UPI) -- An Ohio high school has agreed to lift its ban on a T-shirt with the slogan "Jesus Is Not A Homophobe" for one day.

Hummingbirds all 'a-flutter' in mating

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Males of some hummingbird species create loud sounds during mating displays by using their tail feathers as they "dive-bomb" past females, U.S. researchers say.

'Explosives' in scare were fireworks

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Connecticut police investigators said suspected explosives found in a New Haven apartment turned out to be fireworks.

Undercover agent will do time for kickback

MIAMI, July 27 (UPI) -- A federal undercover agent who pleaded guilty to crimes committed when he infiltrated a Miami smuggling operation was sentenced Monday to two years in prison.
Buoy network protects endangered whales

Buoy network protects endangered whales

WOODS HOLE, Mass., April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. marine scientists say they've established a network of electronic buoys along Massachusetts Bay's shipping lanes to protect endangered right whales.

Study: Humming bird chirps aren't chirps

BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. biologists said several chirps and whistles made by some hummingbirds and thought to be vocal are actually created by the birds' tail feathers.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Sheriff cut out of food chain ... Alleged burglar caught pantsless in Wis. ... President sees the signs in Pa. ... Irvine joins worldwide 'Thriller' movement ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Irvine joins worldwide 'Thriller' movement

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- More than 40 dancers gathered in Irvine, Calif., to help set a world record by dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

EEG puts early eye on Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say electroencephalograms may lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

U.S. collector to take Faberges to Russia

MOSCOW, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A New Mexico collector of Faberge eggs and artifacts connected to the Romanovs announced Tuesday he is bringing his collection home to Russia.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

A Las Vegas nursing home administrator has been sentenced to probation for stealing $453,000 from an elderly Alzheimer's patient.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, May 2 (UPI) -- There are several reasons "Cledus Envy" might be at an all-time high.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International
Wiki

Christopher M. Clark (born 1960, in Sydney) is an Australian historian working in England. He was educated at Sydney Grammar School, the University of Sydney and the Freie Universität Berlin.

As he acknowledges in the foreword to "Iron Kingdom", living in West Berlin in what turned out to have been the last years of the divided Germany (1985–87) gave him an insight into German history and society. He received his Ph.D at the University of Cambridge. He is Professor in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St. Catharine's College.

Clark is a co-editor of the scholarly book series New Studies in European History from Cambridge University Press. He is the author of a study of Christian-Jewish relations in Prussia (The Politics of Conversion. Missionary Protestantism and the Jews in Prussia, 1728-1941; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995); a critical biography of the last German Kaiser (Kaiser Wilhelm II; Harlow: Longman, 2000, series "Profiles in Power"), and a best-selling history of Prussia (Iron Kingdom. The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947; London: Penguin, 2006). He is also the co-editor with Wolfram Kaiser of a transnational study of secular-clerical conflict in nineteenth-century Europe (Culture Wars. Catholic-Secular Conflict in Nineteenth-Century Europe, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), and the author of numerous articles and essays.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Christopher Clark."
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