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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.
By United Press International
Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in months

Fidel Castro makes first public appearance in months

Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Cuba's ailing former leader stepped out in Havana Wednesday, appearing in public for the first time in months.
Gabrielle Levy

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
By United Press International

Fidel Castro praises brother's handshake with President Obama

HAVANA, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Former Cuban President Fidel Castro Thursday praised his brother and successor for his handshake with U.S. President Barack Obama in South Africa.

Obama gets more heat for Castro handshake

Dec. 11 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama continues to receive flak over his handshake with Cuba's President Raul Castro, as Cuban American lawmakers have joined in the criticism.
Justin Salhani

McCain blasts Obama-Castro handshake

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- In what the White House called an unplanned moment, U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban dictator Raul Castro during a Nelson Mandela memorial.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.
By United Press International
Kennedy assassination: 50 years later, the mystery endures

Kennedy assassination: 50 years later, the mystery endures

Nov. 22, 1963: U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated en route to a political speech at the Dallas Business and Trade Mart to shore up support for the Democratic ticket in Texas, especially support for his vice president, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and the story was transmitted to the world by United Press International.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
The Issue: The Kennedy assassination -- did the mob do it?

The Issue: The Kennedy assassination -- did the mob do it?

It's been nearly 50 years since bullets were fired at the presidential motorcade as it wended its way through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, killing U.S. President John F. Kennedy and spawning decades of speculation on whether Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone or was part of -- or victim of -- a conspiracy with tentacles in Havana, Washington and perhaps Moscow.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
61 percent of Americans: JFK's death was part of a conspiracy

61 percent of Americans: JFK's death was part of a conspiracy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Sixty-one percent of Americans say President John F. Kennedy's death was the product of a conspiracy, a poll indicates.
Ted Cruz: Dad's remark about Obama birthplace was 'ill-advised joke'

Ted Cruz: Dad's remark about Obama birthplace was 'ill-advised joke'

DALLAS, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, says his father made "an ill-advised joke" when he told an audience President Barack Obama should go back to Chicago or Kenya.
Egyptian and Arab democracy uber alles?

Egyptian and Arab democracy uber alles?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Insanity has been described as constantly repeating the same mistake and expecting a different outcome. That characterization sadly applies to U.S. attitudes and policies toward much of what is happening in Egypt and the Arab and Islamic worlds.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
By United Press International
Barbara Walters on retirement: I am perfectly healthy

Barbara Walters on retirement: I am perfectly healthy

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- Veteran broadcast journalist Barbara Walters officially announced her planned summer 2014 retirement on Monday's edition of "The View" in New York.
Barbara Walters says she will retire from TV journalism in 2014

Barbara Walters says she will retire from TV journalism in 2014

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Barbara Walters, the groundbreaking newscaster and creator of "The View," says she will retire from TV journalism in 2014.
Castro: New Korean war would be slaughter

Castro: New Korean war would be slaughter

HAVANA, April 5 (UPI) -- A war between North and South Korea would bring "terrible slaughter" to the peninsula, Cuban leader Fidel Castro said Friday.

Chavez -- the man who would be king

HERNDON, Va., March 12 (UPI) -- The next leader of Venezuela will have to deal with the issues created by the presidency of Hugo Chavez.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Venezuelan President Chavez dies at 58

Venezuelan President Chavez dies at 58

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 5 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died Tuesday, Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced in a televised address. Chavez was 58.

Cuba: After Raul Castro is a 52-year-old

HAVANA, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Cuban leader Raul Castro, who said the five-year term he has just begun will be his last, has a man 29 years his junior poised to succeed him.

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Raul Castro says will step down in 5 years

HAVANA, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Raul Castro said the second five-year term as Cuba's president to which he was elected Sunday would be his last.
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