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Aiden Quinn stars in NBC religious drama

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Aidan Quinn leaps to the small screen for a NBC midseason drama called "The Book of Daniel," it was reported Friday.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Canadian photog tells queen to show teeth ... Thieves steal kindergarten snacks ... Diploma debacle mars graduations ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Thieves steal kindergarten snacks

DETROIT, May 26 (UPI) -- Talk about taking candy from a baby, thieves broke into a Detroit primary school and stole the kindergarten snacks.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2005 with 347 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Sept. 11, the 255th day of 2004 with 111 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 7, the 251st day of 2004 with 115 to follow.
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GOP's Webster drops U.S. Senate bid

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 10 (UPI) -- The field of Republicans running for U.S. Senate from Florida is a bit less crowded now that state Sen. Daniel Webster has dropped out of the race.

Bush playing politics on Iraq - Clark

NASHUA, N.H., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Wesley Clark Sunday slammed President George W. Bush for "playing politics" with U.S. soldiers' lives and their national security mission in Iraq.

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2004 with 348 to follow.
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Florida's Harris nixes '04 Senate bid

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Rep. Katherine Harris, R-Fla., said Friday she will not, as had been rumored, run for U.S. Senate in 2004.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2003 with 111 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2003 with 115 to follow.
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State of the Union: The winds of war

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- When President George W. Bush steps before Congress next Tuesday to deliver his second State of the Union address, he arguably will be the most powerful leader in the world. Nevertheless, as Bush prepares his remarks this week, the limitations of that pow
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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

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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