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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
By United Press International
Former Powell aide: GOP 'full of racists'

Former Powell aide: GOP 'full of racists'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Lawrence Wilkerson, a Republican who was chief of staff under former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, says the GOP is "full of racists."
Sununu clarifies Powell-race comment

Sununu clarifies Powell-race comment

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A Romney campaign co-chairman backed off of a comment that former Secretary of State Colin Powell's endorsement of U.S. President Obama was motivated by race.
Obama votes early

Obama votes early

CHICAGO, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, in the midst of a 48-hour, cross-country campaigning marathon, detoured to Chicago Thursday to participate in early voting.
Powell endorses Obama for re-election

Powell endorses Obama for re-election

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell Thursday endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election, saying that "we're starting to gain altitude."

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.
By United Press International
Muhammad Ali receives Liberty Medal

Muhammad Ali receives Liberty Medal

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia awarded the 2012 Liberty Medal to boxer Muhammad Ali for his lifetime of personifying the quest for liberty.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
By United Press International
Prince Harry in nude photos at Vegas party

Prince Harry in nude photos at Vegas party

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- What happens in Vegas goes global if you're Prince Harry and a U.S. gossip Web site posts photos of you horsing around naked during a game of "strip billiards."
Romney: Russia still a foe

Romney: Russia still a foe

FRANKENMUTH, Mich., June 19 (UPI) -- Russia remains a "geopolitical foe" of the United States, likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Tuesday on Fox Radio.
Obama, Putin decry Syria violence

Obama, Putin decry Syria violence

LOS CABOS, Mexico, June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama and Russian President Putin agreed Monday the violence in Syria must end during a two-hour meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 8, 2012.
By United Press International

Powell: 'No problem' with gay marriage

WASINGTON, D.C., May 24 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell told CNN Wednesday he has "no problem" with same-sex marriage becoming legal in the United States.

Powell cautions Romney on Russia as 'foe'

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell cautioned presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney against calling Russia a "foe" of the United States.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 14, 2012.
By United Press International
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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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