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Bob Grant, radio host known for controversial racial remarks, dies

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Bob Grant, the New York radio host who compared former Mayor David Dinkins to a men's room attendant and called Martin Luther King Jr. a "slimeball," has died.

Bloomberg makes cameo appearance on 'Saturday Night Live'

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Michael R. Bloomberg, whose 12-year tenure as New York City mayor ends Jan. 1, made his debut on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" with jokes about his future.

Bill Bratton to return as head of New York Police Department

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- William J. Bratton, who headed the New York Police Department from 1994 to 1996, was named Thursday as Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's choice for the job.
Democrat Bill de Blasio wins big in NYC mayoral race

Democrat Bill de Blasio wins big in NYC mayoral race

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio became the first Democrat elected mayor since 1989 in Tuesday's election.
Va., N.J. governor races among U.S. contests

Va., N.J. governor races among U.S. contests

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Virginia and New Jersey governors races are among Tuesday's coast-to-coast elections that also include a Colorado proposition to tax recreational marijuana.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
By United Press International
New York's 'Hizzoner' Edward I. Koch dies

New York's 'Hizzoner' Edward I. Koch dies

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Edward Koch, the high-spirited politician who ran New York City for three terms with combative zeal, died Friday, his spokesman said. He was 88.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 10, 2008.
By United Press International

If Spitzer's out, first black governor in

ALBANY, N.Y., March 11 (UPI) -- New York Lt. Gov. David Paterson would be the state's first black and legally blind governor should New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer resign.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, July 10, 2007.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006.
By United Press International

Aircraft carrier turned museum gets stuck

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The USS Intrepid, docked in New York as a floating museum for 24 years, was found to be stuck in the mud Monday during an attempt to move it.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 10, the 191st day of 2006 with 174 to follow.
By United Press International
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David Dinkins
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins arrives at the Nelson Mandela Day Gala Dinner at Grand Central Terminal in New York on July 15, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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David Norman Dinkins (born July 10, 1927) is a former politician from New York City. He was the Mayor of New York City from 1990 through 1993, and is to date the only African American to hold that office.

Dinkins was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey by his mother and grandmother, his parents having divorced when he was seven years old. He moved to Harlem as a child but returned to Trenton and attended Trenton Central High School, where he graduated in 1945 in the top 10 percent of his class. After graduation, he attempted to enlist in the United States Marine Corps, but was told that a racial quota had been filled. After serving briefly in the United States Army he joined the Marines.

Dinkins graduated magna cum laude from Howard University with a degree in Mathematics, and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, the nation's first inter-collegiate fraternity for African American men. He later graduated from Brooklyn Law School.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "David Dinkins."
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