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An Iraqi defector seeking to reunite with his girlfriend and a Jordanian banker fleeing corruption allegations duped the United States into invading Iraq.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Bush administration official: Former president commited war crimes, precedent exists to have him charged

Bush administration official: Former president commited war crimes, precedent exists to have him charged

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --Richard Clarke, the top counterterrorism official for the Bush administration, said he believes the former president, committed war crimes during the Iraq war.
Matt Bradwell
Rand Paul to GOP: Our party's gone crazy and we're offending people

Rand Paul to GOP: Our party's gone crazy and we're offending people

MEMPHIS, May 10 (UPI) --Rand Paul is attempting to dial back Republican rhetoric on voter ID laws, telling the New York Times the GOP needs to avoid over-emphasizing the issue.
Matt Bradwell
U.S. graduation rates hit high of 80 percent

U.S. graduation rates hit high of 80 percent

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- While gaps remain between white and minority students, graduation rates rose for everyone in the 2011-2012 school year, the U.S. Education Department said.
Frances Burns
Condoleeza Rice joins Dropbox board

Condoleeza Rice joins Dropbox board

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is joining the board of the Cloud software company Dropbox to help with international expansion of their business
Aileen Graef

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 5, 2014.
By United Press International
Colin Powell does 'Throwback Thursday', wins the Internet

Colin Powell does 'Throwback Thursday', wins the Internet

March 13 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell showed up Ellen Degeneres and every millennial when he posted a "Throwback Thursday" selfie from 60 years ago.
Aileen Graef
Secretary Kerry toasts French President Hollande during U.S. visit

Secretary Kerry toasts French President Hollande during U.S. visit

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry hosted French President Francois Hollande for lunch at the State Department Tuesday during Hollande's visit to Washington, D.C.
JC Finley

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
By United Press International

Abbas seeks NATO force in future Palestine

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he proposed to Secretary of State John Kerry a U.S.-led NATO force patrol a future Palestinian state indefinitely.

George W. Bush hacker Guccifer arrested in Romania

ARAD, Romania, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Guccifer, the hacker who broke into several email accounts of former President George W. Bush's friends and family, was arrested in Romania, officials said.
Colin Powell supports universal healthcare

Colin Powell supports universal healthcare

SEATTLE, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell told a Seattle audience universal healthcare would show the world the United States takes care of "all of our citizens."

Ohio court upholds firing of teacher who brought religion into class

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- An Ohio school district had the right to fire a teacher after he refused to remove religious items from his classroom, the state Supreme Court says.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.
By United Press International
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Colin Powell
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks during the NAACP's centennial convention held on July 15, 2009 in New York City. The NAACP has been holding a week-long gathering which features numerous speakers and workshops. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Legion of Merit (2) Soldier's Medal Bronze Star Purple Heart

Colin Luther Powell (pronounced /ˈkoʊlɨn/; born April 5, 1937) is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War. He was the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Colin Luther Powell was born on April 5, 1937 in Harlem, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, to Jamaican immigrant parents Maud Arial (née McKoy) and Luther Theophilus Powell. He also has Scottish ancestry. Powell was raised in the South Bronx and attended Morris High School, a former public school in the Bronx, from which he graduated in 1954. While at school, he worked at a local baby furniture store where he picked up Yiddish from the shopkeepers and some of the customers. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the City College of New York in 1958 and was a self-admitted C average student. He was later able to earn a Master of Business Administration degree from the George Washington University in 1971, after his second tour in Vietnam.

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