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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 5, 2014.
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Male testosterone levels may weaken vaccine response

Male testosterone levels may weaken vaccine response

STANFORD, Calif., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers suggest male testosterone levels may partially explain why men often have weaker responses to vaccines than women.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
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U.S. and German-born scientists share Nobel Prize in Medicine

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Three U.S. scientists, one German-gorn, won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for discovering a transport system in cells, the Nobel Assembly in Sweden announced.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
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Private eye says he taped Marilyn Monroe having sex with JFK

Private eye says he taped Marilyn Monroe having sex with JFK

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- The late private detective Fred Otash claimed in recently unearthed files he recorded actress Marilyn Monroe having sex with U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

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Once achieved, true fame is not fleeting

MONTREAL, March 31 (UPI) -- True fame is not fleeting and those who become truly famous in sports, politics and other domains stay famous for decades, U.S. and Canadian researchers say.

3 arrests made in LA store takeover

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Three suspected gang members were being held in last week's takeover robbery of a Nordstrom Rack clothing store in Los Angeles, police said Sunday evening.

14 LA store hostages freed after violence

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Two armed robbers took 14 people hostage at a Los Angeles department store, stabbed and wounded one of them and sexually assaulted another, police said.

Too much eating like jet lag to body clock

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Excessive eating and drinking disrupts the body's clock similar to jet lag, U.S. researchers say.

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Howard Hughes
Roderick MacKinnon, seen in this undated photo, shares the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Peter Agre, also from the U.S., "for discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes" it was announced on Oct. 8, 2003. MacKinnon works at the Rockefeller University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute in New York. (UPI/Rockefeller University)
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Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (September 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American aviator, engineer, industrialist, film producer, director, philanthropist, and was one of the wealthiest people in the world. He gained prominence from the late 1920s as a maverick film producer, making big-budget and often controversial films like The Racket (1928), Hell's Angels (1930), Scarface (1932), and The Outlaw (1943). Hughes was one of the most influential aviators in history: he set multiple world air-speed records, built the Hughes H-1 Racer and H-4 "Hercules" (better known to history as the "Spruce Goose") aircraft, and acquired and expanded Trans World Airlines which would later on merge with American Airlines. Hughes is also remembered for his eccentric behavior and reclusive lifestyle in later life, caused in part by a worsening obsessive–compulsive disorder. His legacy is maintained through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Hughes birthplace is recorded as either Humble or Houston, Texas. The date is also uncertain, though Hughes claimed his birthday was Christmas Eve. A 1941 affidavit birth certificate of Hughes signed by his aunt Annette Gano Lummis and Estelle Boughton Sharp states he was born on December 24, 1905, in Harris County, Texas. However, his baptismal record of October 7, 1906, in the parish register of St. John's Episcopal Church, in Keokuk, Iowa, has his birth listed as September 24, 1905, without reference to the place of birth.

His parents were Allene Stone Gano (a descendant of Owen Tudor, second husband of Catherine of Valois, Dowager Queen of England) and Howard R. Hughes, Sr., who patented the two-cone roller bit, which allowed rotary drilling for petroleum in previously inaccessible places. Howard R. Hughes, Sr. made the shrewd and lucrative decision to commercialize the invention, founding the Hughes Tool Company in 1909.

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