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School district's reading list has more than 30 spelling errors

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., July 10 (UPI) -- New York state officials criticized a school board whose summer reading list misspells titles including "The Great Gatsby" and names including George Orwell.

Detroit's emergency manager takes away council president's paycheck

DETROIT, June 28 (UPI) -- Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh has had his salary and authority taken away, though he keeps his title, the city's emergency manager said Thursday.

Segregationists show up at CPAC panel

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 16 (UPI) -- A session at the U.S. Conservative Political Action Conference on reaching out to blacks turned rowdy Friday when a white supremacist called for segregation.
'Dirty Harry' supports gay marriage in California

'Dirty Harry' supports gay marriage in California

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood has lent his raspy-voiced, steely-eyed presence to the debate over gay marriage, signing on to a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down California's Proposition 8, which limits marriage to a man and a woman.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
'Oz' stars Tergesen and Walker to reunite on 'Copper'

'Oz' stars Tergesen and Walker to reunite on 'Copper'

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- Former "Oz" inmates Lee Tergesen and Eamonn Walker are to guest star on writer-producer Tom Fontana's latest TV show, "Copper," The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.
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NAACP pledges death penalty repeal push

BALTIMORE, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The NAACP said it will mount its most expensive effort ever against the death penalty to get it abolished in Maryland.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
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Ex-teacher says slavery questions improper

ATLANTA, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A former Georgia elementary teacher who wrote slave-beating questions for third-grade pupils said he was only trying to "enhance student achievement."

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 4, 2008.
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Douglass home gets $2M renovation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Washington home of abolitionist Frederick Douglass got a $2 renovation nearly 130 years after it was bought for $6,700.

Underground Railroad code dubbed legend

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. historians say the story of a secret code sewn into family quilts and used along the Underground Railroad is a myth.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007.
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2006, with 361 to follow.
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'Civil responsibilities' agenda unveiled

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- A coalition of African-American conservatives and activists signed a compact Tuesday in Washington, supporting "mainstream values of Black America."

Actor Ossie Davis dead at 87

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Ossie Davis -- an actor who promoted civil rights onstage, on camera and in countless protest demonstrations -- has died at 87 at a hotel in Florida.

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2005, with 361 to follow.
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Harriet Jacobs biography wins book prize

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Jean Fagan Yellin's biography of slave Harriet Jacobs, who wrote her own autobiography in 1861, is winner of the $25,000 Frederick Douglass Book Prize. One of the nation's top literary awards, the prize will be presented at a gala dinner at the Yale Club

Analysis: Influential Kennedy honorees

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Kennedy Center honorees are always, by definition, leading artists in their field, but this year's class may be a more influential group than most.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Plan for Frederick Douglass tribute nixed

EASTON, Md., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Maryland's Talbot County Council has overruled a proposal for a memorial to abolitionist Frederick Douglass on the courthouse lawn.

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2004, with 362 to follow.
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