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Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan named top U.S. philanthropists of 2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Mark Zuckerberg and his wife's $1 billion gift to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2013 made them the top philanthropists of 2013.
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NCAA loosens Penn State sanctions, will restore football scholarships

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The NCAA announced Tuesday the harsh sanctions imposed on Penn State after the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal at the school will be reduced.

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Fracking pioneer George Mitchell dies at 94

GALVESTON, Texas, July 27 (UPI) -- George Mitchell, a pioneer in hydraulic fracturing, has died in Galveston, Texas, his family confirmed. He was 94.

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Penn State posts integrity agreement

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Officials at Penn State have an athletics integrity agreement on the school's Web site in compliance with suggestions made by the Freeh report.

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U.S. Envoy Ross to leave White House

U.S. Envoy Ross to leave White House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Veteran diplomat Dennis B. Ross, special adviser for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia, will leave the White House in December, The New York Times reported.
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Commentary: Palestinian mirage

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A major diplomatic storm is forecast over the next two weeks on the Palestinians demand for world recognition of an independent state.
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George Mitchell leaving Middle East post

George Mitchell leaving Middle East post

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- George Mitchell, U.S. special envoy to the Middle East, resigned Friday after unsuccessfully trying to advance Middle East peace talks, the administration said.
Mitchell to try igniting peace talks

Mitchell to try igniting peace talks

JERUSALEM, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell meets with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday in an effort to move the peace process forward, Haaretz said.
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George Mitchell's acting credits include the film The Andromeda Strain (1972), directed by Robert Wise, co-starring Arthur Hill, and based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. He played the comic relief as a cranky drunk who, along with an infant, were among the only survivors of exposure to the Andromeda Strain. On television, Mitchell's credits include acting in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents called "Wally the Beard" (original air date March 1, 1965) with co-stars Larry Blyden and Kathie Brown. He played a knowledgeable and cranky seller of boats.

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