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Gay men have lower personal incomes

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A study of Canadian gay men found 12 percent have lower personal incomes than heterosexual men, researchers said.

Kidney transplant increases cancer risk

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A new study says kidney transplant patients are nearly four times more likely to develop melanoma, a rare but deadly form of skin cancer.

Space Watch: NASA gets a budget boost

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining the attempt by NASA to fulfill the vision of President George W. Bush to resume missions to the moon and, eventually, send humans to Mars. This week: The Senate Appropriations Committee gave supporters of the Bush administration'
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SpaceWatch: NASA faces final budget debate

A series of articles by UPI examining efforts by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to begin the new space exploration plan outlined by President George W. Bush on Jan. 14, 2004. This week: If NASA's battle over its fiscal year 2005 budget
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Weight loss key for obese men with ED

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- California researchers have found that obese men with erectile dysfunction often regain sexual function after weight loss, ABC News reported Wednesday.

Analysis: No liftoff yet for space plan

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- More than a dozen weeks after President George W. Bush announced his ambitious new plan for sending astronauts back to the moon and beyond, interest by the public and politicians has failed to ignite.
FRANK SIETZEN, United Press International

Senate to consider mutual fund reforms

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- In an attempt to restore quickly tumbling investor confidence in mutual funds after recent allegations of impropriety plagued the industry, two U.S. senators an
CHRISTOPHER S. BROWN, UPI Correspondent

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Sermon of the Week: Exposing our flaws

(This is the 56th installment of the UPI series of sermons. In the light of Israel's current crisis, the Rev. Christopher S. Esget, pastor of Imanuel Lutheran C
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View: Sermon of the Week: Exposed

(In this 48th installment of the UPI series of sermons, the Rev. Christopher S. Esget, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Va., reflects on the si
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, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- EARLIER RISE OF MODERN HUMAN BEHAVIOR
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SLX2003082651 - St. Louis, MO August 26 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush during a speech in support of United States Senator Christopher S. "Kit" Bond by the President at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Tuesday, August 26, 2003. dg/ Gabriel B. Tait/St Louis Post-Dispatch UPI
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Christopher Samuel "Kit" Bond (born March 6, 1939) is a former governor and current senior United States Senator from Missouri. He has been in the Senate since 1987 and is a member of the Republican Party. He announced on January 8, 2009 that he does not plan to seek re-election in 2010. Should Bond retire in January 2011, he will have served four full terms in the U.S. Senate.

A sixth-generation Missourian, Bond was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Elizabeth Green and Arthur D. Bond. His father was captain of the 1924 Missouri Tigers football team and a Rhodes Scholar. His maternal grandfather, A.P. Green, founded A.P. Green Industries, a fireclay manufacturer and a major employer for many years in Bond's hometown Mexico, Missouri. Kit Bond graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1956, Princeton University in 1960, and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1963. From 1963 to 1964, Bond served as a law clerk to the Honorable Elbert Tuttle, then Chief Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Atlanta, Georgia. From 1964 to 1967, Bond practiced law at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.

Bond's rise in Missouri politics was meteoric: four years after returning to his home state, he was elected governor. Bond moved back to his hometown of Mexico, Missouri in the fall of 1967, and ran for Congress in 1968. He won the Republican primary in August, and nearly defeated incumbent, Democratic Congressman Bill Hungate in November, winning 48%. Then-Attorney General John Danforth hired Bond as an Assistant Attorney General in 1969, where Bond led the office's Consumer Protection Division. At the age of 31, Bond was elected Missouri State Auditor in 1970; two years later, Bond captured the governor's mansion by 55% to 45%, making him, at 33 years of age, the youngest governor in the history of Missouri. In 1976, he was on the short list of to be Gerald Ford's vice presidential running mate.

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