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What quickly becomes evident in Gail Collins' "America's Women" is the fact that women are strong, resourceful, and resilient and, sooner or later, attain their
SHIRLEY SAAD

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2003 with 81 to follow.
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Better ways to help Africa

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush's recent African sojourn was intended to showcase U.S. efforts to help Africans stimulate freedom and democracy in that troubled contin
FRED GEDRICH

Women broadcasters present Gracies

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- American Women in Radio & Television will honor dozens of broadcasters in New York Thursday night, handing out the 2003 National Gracie Allen Awards in ceremoni

Washington Agenda-Federal

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Tovah Feldshuh stars as Golda Meir

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- Versatile actress Tovah Feldshuh has brought Talullah Bankhead, Sophie Tucker, Katharine Hepburn, Sarah Bernhardt and three queens of Henry VIII to the stage, a
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Blood test could help purge tuberculosis

OXFORD, England, April 3 (UPI) -- Mounting evidence suggests that medical scientists armed with a rapid new blood test may be able to eradicate the ancient threat of tuberculosis once and for all by hunting down reserves of the microbe hiding dormant in billions of people worldwide.

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Commentary: Congressman Billybob sez

HIGHLANDS, N.C., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- "Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice Doggie!' till you can find a rock." This is attributed to many people, ranging from Eleanor Roosevelt to Will Rogers. On best evidence, it came from Wynn Catlin. Here's how it applies to Iraq and North Korea.

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Who really wrote 'The Night Before Xmas'

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Isn't it about time we recognize Henry Livingston, not Clement Clarke Moore, as the writer of "The Night Before Christmas" now that indisputable evidence has be
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2002 with 81 to follow.
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Sept. 23, 2002

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (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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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (pronounced /ˈɛlɪnɔr ˈroʊzəvɛlt/; October 11, 1884–November 7, 1962) was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and assumed a role as an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an internationally prominent author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition. She worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women.

In the 1940s, Roosevelt was one of the co-founders of Freedom House and supported the formation of the United Nations. Roosevelt founded the UN Association of the United States in 1943 to advance support for the formation of the UN. She was a delegate to the UN General Assembly from 1945 and 1952, a job for which she was appointed by President Harry S. Truman and confirmed by the United States Senate. During her time at the United Nations she chaired the committee that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. President Truman called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements.

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