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Gold price hits 18-year high

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The price of gold on the New York Mercantile Exchange climbed Tuesday to its highest level since December 1987.

Book Review: 'Bush's brain' is brain dead

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- UPI's Book at a glance: Bush's Brain -- How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential by James Moore and Wayne Slater. Wiley, 395 pages, $27.95.
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Blue Planet: Only the big and beautiful?

When environmentalists and wildlife biologists talk about landscape-scale preservation of endangered animals, eventually you will hear them mention the term "charismatic megafauna." This highfalutin term means large, cuddly (in the abstract), fuzzy or fea
DAN WHIPPLE, UPI Science News

New Homeland dept. urgency

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Key congressional leaders and Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge emerged from a White House meeting Wednesday with President George W. Bush and declared a shared sense of urgency and vision to create a Cabinet agency to take the lead in protecting the c
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO and RICHARD TOMKINS

UPI's Capital Comment for June 12, 2002

Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
By United Press International

New self-healing plastic for electronics

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- University of California researchers say a new, transparent organic plastic can heal itself when cracked, mending fractures repeatedly under simple heating and

Firefighters return after flag dispute

MIAMI, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Three firefighters placed on leave with pay for allegedly refusing to answer a call because their truck was flying an American flag have been cleared of those a
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