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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 7, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.
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Man gets 30 months for returning used enema kits

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 6 (UPI) -- A Florida man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for repackaging used enema kits and returning them to a drug store.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 7, 2013.
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Change for gays as bishops draws critics

LONDON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Liberal and conservatives are criticizing a Church of England decision to permit gay clergy in civil partnerships to become bishops if they remain celibate.
Episcopalians ponder rite for gay couples

Episcopalians ponder rite for gay couples

INDIANAPOLIS, July 5 (UPI) -- Adopting a rite for same-sex couples was one of the top issues on the agenda as Episcopalians gathered in Indianapolis for their General Convention.

Gay bishop encounters protests in N.C.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- An openly gay Episcopalian bishop visited Charlotte, N.C., and preached inclusion while encountering protesters, observers said Monday.

Project would run genomes for 5,000 bugs

LANHAM, Md., June 16 (UPI) -- Scientists from around the world plan to sequence genomes of 5,000 insects and arthropods during the next five years, the Entomological Society of America said.

Bees on coke 'dance' more

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Honey bees on cocaine tend to exaggerate their actions to hive-mates for possibly altruistic reasons, University of Illinois researchers reported Tuesday.

Social interactions alter gene expression

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have discovered social interactions can alter the brain's genetic expression far more significantly than has been thought.

Gay bishop takes message to Lambeth

CANTERBURY, England, July 25 (UPI) -- The first openly gay bishop in the U.S. Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion is attending a gathering of bishops in Britain, accompanied by a bodyguard.

African bishop: Robinson should quit

CANTERBURY, England, July 22 (UPI) -- An African bishop at the Lambeth Conference in Britain called Tuesday for the resignation of the Anglican Communion's only openly gay bishop.

Conservative Anglicans hope to avoid split

JERUSALEM, June 25 (UPI) -- Conservative religious leaders meeting in Israel say they hope to avoid a split in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Gay bishop to go to Lambeth uninvited

CONCORD, N.H., March 25 (UPI) -- Gene Robinson, the would-be "simple country bishop" of New Hampshire, can count on attention when he travels to Britain for a worldwide Anglican gathering.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 7, 2008.
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5 Anglican primates to boycott Lambeth

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Five Anglican primates from Africa and South America have announced that they will boycott the 2008 Lambeth Conference in Britain.

Diocese votes to leave Episcopal Church

FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- An Episcopal diocese in California voted overwhelmingly Saturday to leave the church, becoming the first in the United States to make the drastic move.

Lesbian fails to win post as bishop

WHEELING, Ill., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Episcopal diocese of Chicago Saturday passed over an openly gay woman as its next bishop.

Episcopal bishop plans to turn Catholic

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- As bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States struggled to prevent schism Tuesday, one of their number defected to the Roman Catholic church.

Secret U.K. Anglican gay service reported

LONDON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- An Anglican Web site in England reported the Archbishop of Canterbury has planned a secret communion service for gay clergy and their partners in London.

Council feuds with Trump over smoking ban

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The city council in Atlantic City, N.J., reportedly is furious about real estate magnate Donald Trump’s attempts to repeal a partial casino smoking ban.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007.

20 Episcopal priests defrocked in Va.

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- An Episcopal bishop in Virginia has defrocked 20 priests he said "abandoned the communion" of the church, the Washington Times reported Friday.

Anglicans consider banning gay clergy

YORK, England, July 9 (UPI) -- The Church of England has proposed a disciplinary code that could result in the expulsion of liberals from the worldwide Anglican Communion, it was reported.

New move to start breakaway U.S. church?

LONDON, June 13 (UPI) -- A group led by African archbishops reportedly plans to consecrate a U.S. Episcopalian to lead a breakaway Anglican church in the United States.
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