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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.
Aileen Graef

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 28, 2014.
By United Press International
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.
Gabrielle Levy
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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
By United Press International
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.
JC Finley

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
By United Press International
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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
By United Press International

Man who tried to kill Reagan allowed to spend more time with mom

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- John Hinckley Jr., confined to a Washington mental hospital for his 1981 attempt to kill President Ronald Reagan, was granted more freedom Friday.
Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela showed the power of "taking risks on behalf of our ideals," U.S. President Obama said at a memorial service Tuesday for the anti-apartheid hero.
Air Force One's impressive passenger list for flight to Mandela memorial service

Air Force One's impressive passenger list for flight to Mandela memorial service

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- As Air Force One took off yesterday for Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa, it carried not only President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama but also former President George W. Bush, former First Lady Laura Bush, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
JC Finley
Daughter: Mandela surrounded by family in week before his death

Daughter: Mandela surrounded by family in week before his death

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- South Africa's Nelson Mandela had a "wonderful time" in the week before his death because the entire family was with him, a daughter said.
President Obama and first lady depart for Nelson Mandela memorial service

President Obama and first lady depart for Nelson Mandela memorial service

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are en route to Johannesburg, South Africa for the Tuesday memorial service of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who passed away last Thursday at the age of 95.
JC Finley

S. Africa says cortege to carry Mandela's body through city three days

PRETORIA, South Africa, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela's body will be borne through the streets of Pretoria in a funeral cortege for three days before his burial, South African officials said.

Nepal Maoist party leader alleges fraud in elections

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Nepal's main Maoist party, facing a rout in elections held earlier this week, alleged there was voter fraud and demanded an immediate halt to ballot counting.

Party affiliation affects how Americans predict Obama, Bush legacies

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Democrats and Republicans split on how history will record U.S. presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, a Gallup poll released Monday indicated.
Jimmy Carter cites inconsistency in call for death penalty moratorium

Jimmy Carter cites inconsistency in call for death penalty moratorium

PLAINS, Ga., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has called for a moratorium on the death penalty, saying its uneven use is a form of cruel and unusual punishment.

Jason Carter to challenge Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal in 2014

ATLANTA, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, announced he will challenge Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in next year's election.
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