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Snowden: Orwell's '1984' 'nothing' compared to NSA spying

LONDON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- George Orwell's fictional Big Brother monitoring everyone's lives is "nothing" compared to surveillance today, U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden says on TV.

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Mandela avoided bloodshed by not seeking revenge

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson said former South African President Nelson Mandela beat apartheid by choosing reconciliation over revenge.

The 'Knockout Game' is about more than fistfights

OCALA, Fla., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Over the last few weeks, a horrid phenomenon known as "the knockout game" has spread across the United States like wildfire.
JOSEPH F. COTTO, UPI Outside View Commentator
Jackson gets 'Dear Candidate' letter from FCC

Jackson gets 'Dear Candidate' letter from FCC

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Jesse Jackson Jr. may be serving a 2 1/2 year prison term for corruption but the disgraced former congressman is still caught up in the federal bureaucracy.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
By United Press International

Jackson now in custody after early prison surrender thwarted

BUTNER, N.C., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Jesse Jackson Jr. has been allowed to enter federal prison three days earlier than his scheduled surrender, federal corrections official said Tuesday.

Colombian rebels release Sutay

BOGOTA, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Colombian rebels have released U.S. citizen Kevin Scott Sutay, who had been held since June 20, the International Committee of the Red Cross announced Sunday.

Jesse Jackson Jr. to sell Washington home to pay forfeiture

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., convicted of using campaign funds for luxury goods, will sell his Washington home to help pay a $750,000 forfeiture.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.
By United Press International
Jesse Jackson Jr. may have bought guitar with fake signature

Jesse Jackson Jr. may have bought guitar with fake signature

CHICAGO, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The auction of property seized from Jesse Jackson Jr. has been canceled by U.S. marshals because an Eddie Van Halen signature on a guitar may be fake.

Some Jesse Jackson Jr. possessions up for sale in online auction

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Signed Michael Jackson posters and Bruce Lee photos owned by former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. are drawing bids for hundreds of dollars in an online auction.

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Picket University of Alabama sororities

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson said people should picket sororities at the University of Alabama, which have been accused of barring black students from pledging.
The Issue: Political corruption

The Issue: Political corruption

Illinois has a long tradition of sending politicians to prison -- congressmen, governors, local politicians, Republicans, Democrats -- it's all good.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Former President Jimmy Carter adviser Bert Lance dies

CALHOUN, Ga., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Bert Lance, Jimmy Carter's close friend and adviser who faced bank fraud accusations, has died, the former president confirmed. He was 82.
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson apologizes at sentencing

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson apologizes at sentencing

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., apologized Wednesday before he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for misusing campaign funds.
Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

Oprah Winfrey: I don't have one face that I present to the white world

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul and occasional actress Oprah Winfrey says she doesn't tailor her speech or demeanor depending on the race of the people around her.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Four-day memorial for victims of Wisconsin Sikh temple shootings

Four-day memorial for victims of Wisconsin Sikh temple shootings

OAK HILL, Wis., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Nearly a thousand people gathered in southern Wisconsin to remember the six victims of last year's Sikh temple shooting, officials in Oak Hill, Wis., said.

Jackson Jr. vows best efforts to repay $750,000 forfeiture

CHICAGO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says he intends pay a $750,000 forfeiture in 90 to 180 days, despite the prospect of a prison sentence, a court filing shows.

Celebrities send letter to Calif. Gov. protesting solitary confinement

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- Celebrities and political figures like Jay Leno and Jesse Jackson joined a hunger strike to call for an end to California's use of isolation in prisons.
Vigils held across the U.S. for Trayvon Martin

Vigils held across the U.S. for Trayvon Martin

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- Pop singer Beyonce was among those who gathered in cities across United States Saturday calling for justice for slain black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
Members of Congressional Black Caucus support Florida boycott

Members of Congressional Black Caucus support Florida boycott

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Members of the Congressional Black Caucus say they support an economic boycott of Florida after the not-guilty verdict in trial of George Zimmerman.

ANC: United Nations will celebrate Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 17 (UPI) -- The African National Congress said it will celebrate Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday Thursday and remains inspired by the former South African president.

Sentencing for ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., wife postponed

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi won't be sentenced this week as scheduled, court documents filed in Washington Monday showed.

Smiley, Jordan show support for Jackson Jr., before sentencing

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- Two prominent African-Americans have weighed in as character witnesses for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., who was convicted of stealing campaign funds.

Jackson Jr. asks to go first if he and wife are sentenced to prison

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife say if both are sentenced to prison for wire and mail fraud, Jackson would prefer to serve first.
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