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Rep. Michael Grimm: Indictment won't stop him from winning another term

Rep. Michael Grimm: Indictment won't stop him from winning another term

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., said Tuesday he expects his "salt-of-the-earth" constituents to give him another term in Congress in spite of a federal indictment.
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Geraldo Rivera has odd opinion about what constitutes a homophobic slur

Geraldo Rivera has odd opinion about what constitutes a homophobic slur

Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Geraldo Rivera claims Alec Baldwin's slur-filled tirade against a photographer isn't homophobic. [VIDEO]
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Geraldo nixed from JFK forum over semi-nude 'selfie'

Geraldo nixed from JFK forum over semi-nude 'selfie'

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Duquense University officials said they canceled an appearance by Geraldo Rivera because the U.S. journalist posted a semi-nude photo of himself online.

Spitzer ad admits he 'hurt a lot of people' while governor

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) -- Eliot Spitzer admits to failings as New York governor in his campaign for New York City comptroller in an ad to begin airing this week.
Geraldo Rivera posts semi-nude 'selfie' to Twitter

Geraldo Rivera posts semi-nude 'selfie' to Twitter

NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- Television news personality Geraldo Rivera posted a semi-nude photo of himself clothed only in a towel from the waist down to Twitter Sunday.

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Manhattan home comes with treehouse

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- A large clapboard house for sale in New York comes with an unusual feature for the area -- a 14-foot-high treehouse in the back yard.

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Rivera may run for Senate as Republican

Rivera may run for Senate as Republican

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Fox News TV host Geraldo Rivera touted his political beliefs Friday, saying he is thinking about running for the U.S. Senate as a Republican.
Bill Suter stepping down after 22 years

Bill Suter stepping down after 22 years

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- An earthquake of sorts struck Capitol Hill last week, though many working in that seat of government were unaware of it. The U.S. Supreme Court announced that William Suter, retired Army major general, was stepping down after 22 years as clerk.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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Geraldo throws 'hoodies' into shooting mix

NEW YORK, March 24 (UPI) -- Fox News host Geraldo Rivera said he suspected Trayvon Martin's hooded sweat shirt played a role in the controversial shooting death of the Florida teenager.

Comedian Marin marries longtime girlfriend

MALIBU, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A representative for Cheech Marin confirmed in an exclusive report that the actor-comedian has married his girlfriend, pianist Natasha Rubin, in Malibu, Calif.

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TV personality Geraldo Rivera is shirtless as he prepares to do an interview in Galveston, Texas on September 13, 2008. Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast early today. (UPI Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)
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Geraldo Rivera (born Gerald Michael Riviera; July 4, 1943) is an American attorney, journalist, writer, reporter and former talk show host. He is known to have an affinity for melodramatic, high-profile stories. Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large, and appears regularly on Fox News Channel.

Rivera was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Lillian (née Lillie Friedman), a waitress, and the late Cruz "Allen" Rivera (October 1, 1915 - November 1987), a restaurant worker and cab driver. Rivera's father was Puerto Rican and his mother is an Ashkenazic Jew, and he was raised "mostly Jewish" and had a Bar Mitzvah. He grew up in Manhattan and West Babylon, New York. His mother inspired him to become a journalist when she signed him up for a journal camp at his high school his sophomore year. He is an alumnus of University of Arizona, where he played varsity lacrosse as goalie. From September 1961 to May 1963, he attended the State University of New York Maritime College, where he was a member of the rowing team. He received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1969, did postgraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania that same year, and briefly attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism during the summer of 1970. After a brief career in law enforcement where he served the NYPD as an investigator, he returned to law and became a lawyer for a New York Puerto Rican activist group, the Young Lords and attracted the attention of news producer Al Primo when he was interviewed about the group's occupation of a Spanish Harlem church in 1969. Primo offered Rivera a job as a reporter but was unhappy with the first name "Gerald" (he wanted something more identifiably Latin) so they agreed to go with the pronunciation used by the Puerto Rican side of Rivera's family: Geraldo. He is a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity.

Geraldo Rivera was hired by WABC-TV in New York City as a reporter for Eyewitness News. In 1972, he garnered national attention and won a Peabody Award for his report on the neglect and abuse of mentally retarded patients at Staten Island's Willowbrook State School and began to appear on ABC national programs such as 20/20 and Nightline. After John Lennon watched Rivera's report on the patients at Willowbrook, he and Rivera formed a benefit concert called "One to One" (released in 1986 as Live in New York City.) Rivera reported Lennon's murder on Nightline on December 8, 1980. Rivera also appeared in The U.S. vs. John Lennon, a movie about Lennon and Yoko Ono's lives in New York City. It was released in 2007.

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