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Nobel winners to White House: Reject Keystone XL

Nobel winners to White House: Reject Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- 10 recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize called on President Obama's administration to reject an application for the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.
Daniel J. Graeber
Jimmy Carter takes a swipe at U.S. foreign policy

Jimmy Carter takes a swipe at U.S. foreign policy

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Former President Jimmy Carter took a swipe at recent U.S. foreign policy in an interview with Time.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 28, 2014.
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Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies

Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies

March 27 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Defense Secretary James R. Schlesinger died Thursday at a Baltimore hospital after becoming ill with pneumonia.
Frances Burns
Jimmy Carter thinks NSA has read his email

Jimmy Carter thinks NSA has read his email

March 24 (UPI) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said on "Meet the Press" he believes NSA surveillance has crossed a line.
Aileen Graef

Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew dies at 85

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 13 (UPI) -- Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew died early Thursday in Tallahassee at the age of 85, officials said.
Reubin Askew, former Fla. governor, dies

Reubin Askew, former Fla. governor, dies

March 13 (UPI) -- Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew has died Thursday at the age of 85.
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Donald Trump seems to think Jimmy Carter is dead

Donald Trump seems to think Jimmy Carter is dead

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- Business tycoon Donald Trump was speaking at the CPAC conference when he started to remember the "late, great Jimmy Carter," who is still alive.
Aileen Graef

Retired U.S. diplomats call for end to political ambassador appointees

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A group of retired U.S. foreign service officers has called for an end to the practice of appointing political contributors and supporters as ambassadors.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
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U.S. offers envoy to North Korea to secure release of Kenneth Bae

U.S. offers envoy to North Korea to secure release of Kenneth Bae

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The United States government has offered to send an envoy to North Korea to appeal for American detainee Kenneth Bae's release following a televised press conference in which Bae appealed for U.S. government assistance in securing his release.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
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Bushes celebrate quiet anniversary

Bushes celebrate quiet anniversary

HOUSTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, home after a hospital stay, quietly celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary, a spokesman said.

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James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981) and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office. Before he became President, Carter served two terms as a Georgia State Senator and one as Governor of Georgia (1971–1975), and was a peanut farmer and naval officer.

As President, Carter created two new cabinet-level departments: the Department of Energy and the Department of Education. He established a national energy policy that included conservation, price control, and new technology. In foreign affairs, Carter pursued the Camp David Accords, the Panama Canal Treaties, the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II), and returned the Panama Canal Zone to Panama.

Throughout his career, Carter strongly emphasized human rights. He took office during a period of international stagflation, which persisted throughout his term. The end of his presidential tenure was marked by the 1979–1981 Iran hostage crisis, the 1979 energy crisis, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (at the end of 1979), and the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

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