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Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh dies at 102

Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh dies at 102

NICHOLS HILLS, Okla., March 20 (UPI) -- Former New York corporate lawyer Lawrence Walsh, who prosecuted several Reagan-era figures during the Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 102.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.
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The Issue: Obamacare -- Deadlines approaching, shutdown looming?

The Issue: Obamacare -- Deadlines approaching, shutdown looming?

With summer fading and fall healthcare reform deadlines approaching, politicians are getting nervous -- Democrats fearing President Obama's signature domestic accomplishment won't work and Republicans fearing it will.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Nixon counsel Leonard Garment, 89, dies

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- Lawyer Leonard Garment, who provided President Richard Nixon legal advice during the Watergate scandal, has died at age 89, his daughter said.
Spying on the American public

Spying on the American public

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court should hear argument in a case central to the law that allows spying on U.S. citizens without a warrant in the name of counter-terrorism, just as a partisan Congress decides whether to renew the law later this year.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 19, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007.
By United Press International

Ex-head of Justice internal affairs dies

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Michael Shaheen Jr., who headed a Justice Department investigation of former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, has died in Falls Church, Va., at age 67.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007.
By United Press International

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UPI almanac for Friday, April 27, 2007.
By United Press International

Military 'brain trust' created for Iraq

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The new U.S. military commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, has created a group of senior officers with doctorates to create a success strategy.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006
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Edwin Meese
Launching a campaign for the prevention of drug abuse, Nancy Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese join forces October 10, 1985. Using $1 million in seed money from the Justice Department, they annouced the formation of a new anti-drug partnership between the national government and the private sector. (UPI PHOTO/Larry Rubenstein/FILES)
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Edwin "Ed" Meese III (born December 2, 1931 in Oakland, California) is an attorney, law professor, and author who served in official capacities within the Ronald Reagan Gubernatorial Administration (1967-1974), the Reagan Presidential Transition Team (1980), and the Reagan White House (1981-1985), eventually rising to hold the position of the 75th Attorney General of the United States (1985-1988). He currently holds fellowships and chairmanships with several public policy councils and think tanks, including the Constitution Project and the Heritage Foundation.

Meese is the eldest of four sons born to Edwin Jr. and Leone Meese. His father was an Oakland city government official, president of the Zion Lutheran Church, and served 24 years in the non-partisan office of Treasurer of Alameda County.

At age 10, Meese published along with his brothers a mimeographed neighborhood newspaper, the Weekly Herald, and used the proceeds to buy a War Bond. The young Meese also rode a bicycle on a paper route and worked in a drugstore. At Oakland High School, Meese led his high school debate team to statewide championships and was recognized as valedictorian, class of 1946. Two weeks prior to graduation, he was accepted to Yale University and granted a scholarship. Meese served as president of the Yale Political Union, chairman of the Conservative Party, and chairman of the Yale Debating Association. Meese made the dean's list, and graduated with a bachelor of arts of political science in 1953.

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