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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
By United Press International

Some offended by burger topped with communion wafer

CHICAGO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Heavy metal-themed Chicago restaurant Kuma's Corner said some people were offended by a burger topped with a communion wafer.

White House not behind 'Adorable Care Act'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The White House said it is not behind the "Adorable Care Act" social media accounts, which use cute animals to educate about the Affordable Care Act.

Pawnshop owner, wife, customer killed in apparent robbery

DANVILLE, Ky., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The owner of a Danville, Ky., pawnshop, his wife and a customer were shot dead Friday morning in what appeared to be a robbery, police said.
Allison Janney performs 'The Jackal' on 'Arsenio'

Allison Janney performs 'The Jackal' on 'Arsenio'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Allison Janney lip-synched to Ronny Jordan's song "The Jackal" on "The Arsenio Hall Show" this week.

Zoo Miami euthanizes its white tiger, Carlita

MIAMI, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A rare white tiger who was retired from public exhibit last year at the Miami zoo has been euthanized, officials there said.

Black man accused of killing white man says he's not racist

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A black New York City man accused of killing a man because he was white says he's not racist.
Commons rejects military action against Syria

Commons rejects military action against Syria

LONDON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The British House of Commons voted Thursday not to take military action against Syria for the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons against rebels.
Obama meets with NSC, reviews 'options' on Syria

Obama meets with NSC, reviews 'options' on Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Saturday reviewed "potential options" for a U.S. and international response to use of chemical weapons in Syria, the White House said.

New Zealand bomb scare has a sweet ending

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Police gave evacuated New Zealand Parliamentary employees the all clear to return to work after suspicious white powder was found to be icing on Turkish delight.
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.
Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

Mariah Carey says she was spat on because of her race

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Pop star and actress Mariah Carey, who is Irish- and African-American, says she was spat on as a youth because of her race.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and occasional actress Oprah Winfrey says she doesn't tailor her speech or demeanor depending on the race of the people around her.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Swedish police warn of thieves in ghost costumes

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Swedish police are warning tourists in Stockholm to beware of people in ghost costumes attempting to distract targets for pickpockets.

Report: Elder Tsarnaev brother had right-wing extremist literature

BOSTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- One of the Tsarnaev brothers accused of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings had right-wing literature in his possession before the attack, the BBC reported.

Man allegedly used dying man's ATM card, then called 911

GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 31 (UPI) -- Police say a Gainesville, Fla., apartment maintenance man allegedly found a tenant dead or dying and withdrew money from the man's bank account.

Thai police hunt makers of fake al-Qaida video

BANGKOK, July 29 (UPI) -- Thai police are searching for the makers of a fake video allegedly of al-Qaida fighters threatening to kill former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Obama sends Senate two NLRB nominations

Obama sends Senate two NLRB nominations

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday nominated two new members of the National Labor Relations Board and withdrew nominations of two recess appointments.

New Zealand ministry evacuated after white powder arrives in mail

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 15 (UPI) -- New Zealand's Health Ministry evacuated Monday after white powder arrived in the mail, but workers returned after it was found to be harmless, officials said.
Out from under the Voting Rights Act

Out from under the Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- A number of states, freed from the iron cuffs of the Voting Rights Act by the U.S. Supreme Court, are enjoying their newfound freedom in predictable ways -- merrily pursuing voter ID laws and redrawing political districts without any interference from Washington.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Zimmerman trial jurors to be sequestered

Zimmerman trial jurors to be sequestered

SANFORD, Fla., June 13 (UPI) -- The jury in the Florida trial of a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing an unarmed black teenager will be sequestered, the judge said Thursday.
Heading a soccer ball over many years can cause brain injury

Heading a soccer ball over many years can cause brain injury

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- Soccer players head the ball six to 12 times a game, and the cumulative damage from this can cause brain injury resembling concussion, U.S. researchers say.

Colorado residents receive invite to Ku Klux Klan

SECURITY-WIDEFIELD, Colo., June 3 (UPI) -- A number of residents of Security-Widefield, Colo., received invitations to join the Ku Klux Klan in their mailboxes, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, June 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Vinegar test could reduce cancer deaths

CHICAGO, June 2 (UPI) -- Researchers who completed a 15-year randomized study of 150,000 women in India reported that vinegar screenings may reduce cervical cancer deaths.
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