Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Portraits of the U.S. founding fathers often portray them with white powdered wigs and many think they were older than the young men they were, an expert says.

School district's reading list has more than 30 spelling errors

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., July 10 (UPI) -- New York state officials criticized a school board whose summer reading list misspells titles including "The Great Gatsby" and names including George Orwell.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 7, 2013.
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Bill Clinton: Truman's belief in global neighborhoods still relevant

Bill Clinton: Truman's belief in global neighborhoods still relevant

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 9 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award winner, said Truman's belief in building neighbors globally remains relevant today.

McCullough to speak at JFK observance

DALLAS, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Dallas' observance of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death will include an address by historian David McCullough, the mayor said.
Commentary: Sandy's S.O.S.

Commentary: Sandy's S.O.S.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Hurricane Sandy’s message was loud and clear: This is just the beginning of unpredictable but ever more destructive storms.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 7, 2012.
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Book recalls FDR-Churchill Christmas '41

Book recalls FDR-Churchill Christmas '41

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- David McCullough has written a book about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's 1941 Christmas Eve meeting with President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Museum of American History to reopen

Museum of American History to reopen

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History says it is set to reopen its doors to the public, following a two-year, $85 million renovation.

Quincy primed for 'John Adams' boost

QUINCY, Mass., March 23 (UPI) -- The city of Quincy, Mass., has made preparations for an expected boost in tourism prompted by last week's debut of the HBO series "John Adams."

'John Adams' miniseries to premiere in Va.

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- HBO announced Wednesday it is planning to premiere its historical miniseries "John Adams" at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, Va.

B.B. King, 9 others get Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush Friday awarded the U.S. Medal of Freedom to 10 people, including blues musician B.B. King and Nobel laureate Joshua Lederberg.

HBO orders a second season of 'Big Love'

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- The premium cable network HBO Wednesday announced it will run a second season of its Sunday night polygamy drama, "Big Love."

Historian takes on American Revolution

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Historian David McCullough says providence may have played a role in saving George Washington's troops during the Revolutionary War.

Updike wins Carl Sandberg Award

CHICAGO, June 7 (UPI) -- Pulitzer Prize winning author John Updike has been named winner of the 2005 Carl Sandberg Literary Award by the Chicago Public Library Foundation.

Author amazed by 'Seabiscuit' phenomenon

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Laura Hillenbrand says she never expected her book "Seabiscuit, An American Legend" to become a publishing phenomenon.

Tobey: Jockeys are tougher than they look

One would think there is no more physically demanding role for an actor than playing a superhero who slings webs and scales buildings in his daily routine of va

Commentary: Where Was Seabiscuit?

Laura Hillenbrand's marvel of a book "Seabiscuit: An American Legend," is a perfect source for a film, handed on a platter to writer-director Gary Ross. Nothing disappoints like wasted opportunity.
JESSIE THORPE, United Press International

Limp 'Seabiscuit' hobbles onscreen

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- "Seabiscuit," the much anticipated 1930s racehorse biopic, turns out to be 2003's "Road to Perdition:" a gorgeous but dramatically inert lump of summer Oscar-ba
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Book Review: 'Chopin's Funeral' march

Benita Eisler begins "Chopin's Funeral," her melodious narrative of the life of Frederic Chopin, with death. On a bright October day in 1849, more than 4,000 mo
JESSIE THORPE, United Press International

Invited guests for State of Union

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The following guests sat with first lady Laura Bush in the House gallery Tuesday as President George W. Bush delivered the State of the Union address.


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UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 2, 2002

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
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Rankings of hardcover fiction and non-fiction, trade paperbacks and mass market paperbacks.
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