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Univision's Cesar Conde making move to NBCUniversal

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Univision President Cesar Conde is leaving the Spanish-language media giant to oversee international expansion at NBCUniversal, NBC announced.

Novelist: Psychic said she could reunite me with my dead son

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Novelist Jude Deveraux told a court in Florida a woman she believed to be a psychic defrauded her with claims she could reunite the writer with her dead son.
Assad: United States strike on Syria will embolden U.S. enemies

Assad: United States strike on Syria will embolden U.S. enemies

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad says a U.S. missile strike against his country would embolden America's enemies.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
By United Press International

Colin Powell urges U.S. to back away from Syria conflict

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said the situation in Syria was beyond the capability of the United States to influence to any major extent.
Powell: Voter ID law punishes minorities, hurts Republicans

Powell: Voter ID law punishes minorities, hurts Republicans

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday new changes in North Carolina voting law punish minority voters and will hurt Republicans.

Ex-Secretary of State Powell denies affair with Romanian diplomat

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, confronted by a hacker, denied involvement with a Romanian diplomat but admitted sending "very personal" emails.

The Issue: Red line crossed in Syria. Now what?

The scenario is disturbingly familiar: a dictator, charges of atrocities, lack of cooperation with international investigators, a group seeking support from the international community to alleviate their suffering -- we've been here before, repeatedly.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Putin says Washington meddles in Russian politics

MOSCOW, June 12 (UPI) -- President Vladimir Putin accused Washington of meddling in Russian politics by backing activists, as an anti-Putin protest was to be held in Moscow Wednesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 8, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 14, 2013.
By United Press International
Sen. Rand Paul touts GOP civil rights history at Howard University

Sen. Rand Paul touts GOP civil rights history at Howard University

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Tea Party favorite Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Wednesday gave black students at Howard University a primer on U.S. civil rights and the Republican Party.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 5, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
By United Press International

Mali Islamists launch their 'long war'

GAO, Mali, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Islamist militants attacked French soldiers in what may signal the start of a long haul for Western forces in northern Africa.
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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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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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