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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.
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Fla. Democrat: Palin 'half-baked Alaskan'

Fla. Democrat: Palin 'half-baked Alaskan'

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., calls Sarah Palin a "half-baked Alaskan" in a response to her endorsement of his Republican challenger.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 18, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007.
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Boy dies as parade float runs over him

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A 9-year-old New Hampshire boy was killed after falling from a Boy Scout parade float that then ran over him.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2006 with 111 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2006 with 115 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2006 with 347 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2005 with 111 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2005 with 115 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2005 with 115 to follow.
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Daniel Webster
TAL2000121105 -11 DECEMBER 2000 - TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA,USA: Florida Senator Daniel Webster and Senator Lisa Carlton, chairman of the senate special committee to determine if the Florida legislature should pick new electors, confer during a pause in testimony Monday afternoon. The committee, similar to a house committee on the same topic, was hearing testimony from lawyers, constitutional scholars and the public. bb/Bruce Brewer UPI
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Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was a leading American statesman and senator from Massachusetts during the period leading up to the Civil War. He first rose to regional prominence through his defense of New England shipping interests. Webster's increasingly nationalistic views, and his effectiveness as a speaker, made him one of the most famous orators and influential Whig leaders of the Second Party System. He was one of the nation's most prominent conservatives, leading opposition to Democrat Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party. He was a spokesman for modernization, banking and industry. He was an acknowledged elitist. During his 40 years in national politics, Webster served in the House of Representatives for 10 years (representing New Hampshire), in the Senate for 19 years (representing Massachusetts), and was appointed the Secretary of State under three presidents.

Webster was one of the most successful lawyers of the era, taking part in several key US Supreme Court cases, which established important constitutional precedents that bolstered the authority of the federal government. As Secretary of State, he negotiated the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which established the definitive eastern border between the United States and Canada. Chiefly recognized for his Senate tenure, Webster was a key figure in the institution's "Golden days". Webster was considered the Northern member of a trio known as the "Great Triumvirate", with his colleagues Henry Clay from the West (Kentucky) and John C. Calhoun from the South. His "Reply to Hayne" in 1830 was regarded as "the most eloquent speech ever delivered in Congress."

As with his fellow Whig Henry Clay, Webster wanted to see the Union preserved and civil war averted. They both worked for compromises to stave off the sectionalism that threatened war between the North and the South. Webster tried and failed three times to become President of the United States. In 1957, a Senate Committee selected Webster as one of the five greatest U.S. Senators with Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Robert La Follette, and Robert Taft.

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