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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
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Going over the decency cliff

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The United States is staring over a "decency cliff" and U.S. leaders need to act to make sure we don;t go over.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

COL BKB: Wisconsin 88, Presbyterian 43

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Ben Brust netted six 3-pointers en route to 20 points Tuesday in No. 24 Wisconsin's 88-43 win over Presbyterian in a Las Vegas Invitational contest.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.
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To plan is human, to implement divine

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Presumably, the Obama administration will soon decide on its strategy and accompanying plan for Afghanistan and the region. No matter what it does, there are three certainties. First, Obama's choices range from bad to worse. Second, the plan will be savaged by critics of both the left and right. Third, implementation and not troop numbers, however important, will define success or failure.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 31, 2007.
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After Iraq

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Nations and their leaders tend to learn by experience, which means they often discover the right way forward only when it is too late. America, alas, is no exception to this rule.
COL. DOUGLAS MACGREGOR, UPI Outside View Commentator

Bush's Marshall plan pledge off the cuff?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush’s promise of another Marshall Plan to rebuild Afghanistan may have been decided off-the-cuff.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006.
By United Press International

Top price paid for Churchill painting

LONDON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A painting Winston Churchill created in 1951 and gave to U.S. Gen. George Marshall two years later fetched nearly $1.2 million at Sotheby's in London.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Nov. 27, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Dec. 31, the 365th and last day of 2005.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2005 with 34 to follow.
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General of the Army George Catlett Marshall (December 31, 1880 – October 16, 1959) was an American military leader, Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of State, and the third Secretary of Defense. Once noted as the "organizer of victory" by Winston Churchill for his leadership of the Allied victory in World War II, Marshall served as the U.S. Army Chief of Staff during the war and as the chief military adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. As Secretary of State his name was given to the Marshall Plan, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953.

George C. Marshall was born into a middle-class family in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the son of George C. Marshall, Sr. and Laura Bradford Marshall. Marshall was a scion of an old Virginia family, as well as a distant relative of former Chief Justice John Marshall. Marshall graduated from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), where he was initiated into the Kappa Alpha Order, in 1901.

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