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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.
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NFL: Minnesota 23, Chicago 20 (OT)

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Blair Walsh kicked a 34-yard field goal with 1:47 remaining in overtime Sunday, handing the Minnesota Vikings a comeback 23-20 win over Chicago.

Obama names Watt to FHA, Wheeler to FCC

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- President Obama announced the nomination Wednesday of veteran U.S. Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

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NFL to pay $42M into retired players' fund

PHOENIX, March 18 (UPI) -- The NFL has agreed to pay $42 million into a benefit fund for retired players after settling a lawsuit brought over the use of players' images in NFL films.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.
By United Press International

Halliburton to hire 11,000

HOUSTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Jim Brown, Halliburton's president of the Western Hemisphere division, said the oil service giant is likely to hire 11,000 U.S. workers by the end of the year.
Ex-Gov. Edwards may go on speaking tour

Ex-Gov. Edwards may go on speaking tour

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, released from prison Thursday after serving eight years for bribery and fraud, could go on a book tour, a friend said.
MDA cutting length of annual fundraiser

MDA cutting length of annual fundraiser

CHICAGO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association said it will shorten its annual fundraiser to six hours, and that Jerry Lewis would play a "key" role.
Pete Anderson seminal figure in rock behind the Iron Curtain

Pete Anderson seminal figure in rock behind the Iron Curtain

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Rockabilly star Pete Anderson is regarded as a national hero in his homeland, Latvia, where the government has even issued a postage stamp in his honor -- quite a contrast to the days when the government threatened and brutalized him for playing rock 'n' roll without permission.
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NFL: Cleveland 41, Kansas City 34

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Jerome Harrison's late 28-yard touchdown run Sunday gave the Cleveland Browns a wild 41-34 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Receiver DeSean Jackson nears NFL mark

Receiver DeSean Jackson nears NFL mark

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Speedster DeSean Jackson of Philadelphia needs one 50-yard plus touchdown to establish a single-season NFL record.

One ex-La. gov seeks pardon for another

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- A former Republican governor of Louisiana has asked President George Bush to pardon former Democratic Gov. Edwin Edwards.

Candidates slated for Black Mayors meeting

NEW ORLEANS, June 4 (UPI) -- The National Conference of Black Mayors opened its annual meeting in New Orleans Wednesday with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the agenda, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008.
By United Press International

Report: U.S. immigration agents reassigned

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Some 1,000 U.S. immigration agents are being redeployed as customs inspectors, agency documents seen by the Washington Times say.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007.
By United Press International

NFL: San Diego 35, Denver 27

DENVER, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 108 yards and three TDs, and scored a fourth TD through the air Sunday night, as the San Diego Chargers beat Denver, 35-27.

Hickerson, Sanders get Hall of Fame nods

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Guard Gene Hickerson and tight end Charlie Sanders have been chosen by the Seniors Committee as finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2007 class.

Hollywood to revisit the 'Dirty Dozen'

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- "V for Vendetta" filmmaker Joel Silver is reportedly writing and producing a Hollywood remake of "The Dirty Dozen" for Warner Bros. pictures. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec of TV's "Alias" will help with the writing duties, Daily Variety reports.

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Today is Friday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2006 with 317 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2005 with 317 to follow.
By United Press International

Mitchell retires as a Redskin

ASHBURN, Va., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Kick returner Brian Mitchell retired from the NFL Wednesday as a Washington Redskin.

NFL: New England 13, NY Jets 7

FOXBORO, Mass., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Tom Brady completed 20-of-29 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown Sunday to lead the New England Patriots to a 13-7 win over the New York Jets.
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