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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
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President Obama leads conga line at inaugural-ball after-party

President Obama leads conga line at inaugural-ball after-party

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama led a conga line and did the electric slide at an inaugural-ball after-party at the White House, the New York Post said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.
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Producer Abrams options new Armstrong book ... 'Wire' star Robert Chew dead at 52 ... Longoria to be on stage at inauguration ... Woman drops suit against Bieber ... News from United Press International.
Longoria to be on stage at inauguration

Longoria to be on stage at inauguration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Actress Eva Longoria, who helped U.S. President Barack Obama secure the Hispanic vote in November, says she will be onstage with him at his inauguration.

Schumer may support Hagel after meeting

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Sen. Chuck Schumer says he might back Chuck Hagel for U.S. secretary of defense after meeting with President Barack Obama's nominee, The New York Times reports.

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Powell predicts Hagel storm will blow over

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday he believed Chuck Hagel would be confirmed as secretary of defense once his record is accurately examined.
Clinton named Father of the Year

Clinton named Father of the Year

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The National Father's Day Council has named former President Bill Clinton as its 2013 "Father of the Year."
Obama wants Chuck Hagel as Defense chief

Obama wants Chuck Hagel as Defense chief

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel would be the first person of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of Defense.

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Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies at 78

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies at 78

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Norman Schwarzkopf, who led U.S. Central Command during the Persian Gulf War, died Thursday in Tampa, Fla., from complications of pneumonia, his sister said.
Majority favor Clinton White House bid

Majority favor Clinton White House bid

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A majority of Americans favor soon-to-be-leaving Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate in 2016, an ABC News-Washington Post poll found.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.
By United Press International

GOP: Obama lying on Benghazi

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., Thursday accused the White House and President Obama of lying about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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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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