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Recurring terrorist nightmares

Recurring terrorist nightmares

The nation should not panic even under terrorist attack. A repeat of the Palmer Raids would do far more damage to the nation than any terrorist attacks.
Harlan Ullman
Former FBI agent John Connolly Jr. wins appeal of Florida murder conviction

Former FBI agent John Connolly Jr. wins appeal of Florida murder conviction

MIAMI, May 28 (UPI) --The much-commended FBI agent brought down by his ties to Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, won an appeal Wednesday of his Florida murder conviction.
Frances Burns

Man convicted of killing young girl half a century after fact files appeal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 22 (UPI) -- A former Illinois police officer convicted a half-century after the fact of killing a young girl has asked a state appeals court to give him a new trial.
Frances Burns
'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Stage adaptations of beloved movies and literary classics are trending on Broadway this season, with productions of "Rocky," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Of Mice and Men," "Aladdin" and "A Raisin in the Sun" included in the stellar lineup of shows.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
The Issue: The motto never was 'In government we trust'

The Issue: The motto never was 'In government we trust'

Whether Americans ever truly trusted their government is an open question but things began going rapidly downhill in the 1960s and 1970s amid the upheavals of the civil rights era and Vietnam.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Burglars in 1971 break-in of FBI office revealed illicit agency acts

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Activists who stole documents from a Pennsylvania FBI office in 1971 that revealed domestic spying by the agency say they did it because no one else would.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
By United Press International
Bryan Cranston to play Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway

Bryan Cranston to play Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Bryan Cranston is to play U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's new play, "All the Way," producers said Tuesday.
Leonardo DiCaprio may play Woodrow Wilson in film

Leonardo DiCaprio may play Woodrow Wilson in film

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Leonardo DiCaprio is to produce and possibly star in the film adaptation of "Wilson," A. Scott Berg's biography of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, Variety said.

America strikes out

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Using a baseball metaphor, in the field of national security, when the United States comes to bat, it often starts with 2 1/2 strikes against it.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 10, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 2, 2013.
By United Press International

Cartha DeLoach, No. 3 in Hoover FBI, dies

HILTON HEAD, S.C., March 15 (UPI) -- Cartha "Deke" DeLoach, a former deputy director of the FBI and one of J. Edgar Hoover's most trusted advisers, has died in South Carolina.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.
By United Press International
Petraeus affair led to resignation, series of revelations

Petraeus affair led to resignation, series of revelations

In a military sex scandal that seemed at times more like an episode in Bravo's "Real Housewives" series, an FBI investigation into threatening emails sent to a Florida socialite led to the resignation of David Petraeus as CIA director.
ERIC R. DUVALL, United Press International
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John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924, he was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972. Hoover is credited with building the FBI into a large and efficient crime-fighting agency, and with instituting a number of modern innovations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories.

Late in life, and after his death, Hoover became an increasingly controversial figure. His critics have accused him of exceeding the jurisdiction of the FBI. He used the FBI to harass political dissenters and activists, to amass secret files on political leaders, and to collect evidence using illegal methods. It is because of Hoover's long and controversial tenure that FBI directors are now limited to 10-year terms.

J. Edgar Hoover was born on New Year's Day 1895 in Washington, D.C., to Anna Marie (née Scheitlin; 1860–1938), who was descended from a line of Swiss mercenaries, and Dickerson Naylor Hoover, Sr. (1856–1921), of English and German ancestry. Annie's uncle had been the Swiss honorary consul general to the United States. Hoover grew up in the Eastern Market. He worked at the Library of Congress during college and obtained a law degree from George Washington University in 1917. While a law student, Hoover became interested in the career of Anthony Comstock, the New York City US Postal Inspector, who waged prolonged campaigns against fraud and vice, including pornography and information on birth control, a generation earlier.

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