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ROSIE CLOONEY ... DID SHE HAVE CLASS! The one-time pop "girl singer" became an actress and finally the grande dame of saloon singers. This year she won a Grammy. Now, she's dead.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

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Celebrities in the news.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the first of two wrap-ups for June 17.

Video of the Week: Carrey in 'Majestic'

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- You could make a case that "The Majestic" is sweet, sentimental, and relaxed. Be my guest. Me, I'm voting for cloying, sappy, and sloooow. If it was shorter, it
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

MINNESOTA GOV'S MANSION CLOSED What do Sean Penn, Eleanor Roosevelt and the King and Queen of Norway have in common? They've all slept in the Minnesota governor's mansion ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Nobody home at Minn. governor's mansion

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 1 (UPI) -- What do Sean Penn, Eleanor Roosevelt and the King and Queen of Norway have in common?

Nobody home at Minn. governor's mansion

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 1 (UPI) --

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KENTUCKY COLLEGE HONORS LORETTA LYNN
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Washington Agenda - General News Events

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Washington Agenda - Federal Agencies

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By United Press International

The voice of American women

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- From Anne Hutchinson to Sojourner Truth, from Gloria Steinem to Betty Friedan, and from Eleanor Roosevelt to Hillary Rodham Clinton, American women have always found a way to get their voice heard.
SHIRLEY SAAD

Hot Buttons: Talk show topics

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Historian and former presidential adviser Arthur Schlesinger thinks Osama bin Laden should be tried in public and his actions spelled out much the same as German Nazi leaders were at the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal.
By United Press International

Analysis: Paula Zahn sizzles, fumes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The controversy over a recent CNN promo calling attention to a news anchor's sex appeal exposed a bundle of issues that ought to concern American news consumers
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Films of the week: Holiday movies abound

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- 1. "The Majestic"
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 17, 2001

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
By United Press International
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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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