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Today is Monday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2006 with 342 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2006 with 344 to follow.
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Gerald Ford treated for pneumonia

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Gerald Ford is being treated for pneumonia, but is "doing well and resting comfortably," CNN reported. Ford, 92, was admitted Saturday to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., and has been receiving intravenous antibiot

The Rule of Law: Attorneys for $1,000/hour

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Times are good for U.S. lawyers, especially now that the best-paid attorneys dispense their services for $1,000 per hour.

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Today is Sunday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2005 with 41 to follow.
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Former CIA director slams Cheney, Bush

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Admiral Stansfield Turner, who headed the CIA under President Jimmy Carter, called Dick Cheney "a vice president for torture."

Durbin: Bush not responding to concerns

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is not responding to the concerns of U.S. citizens, Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., said Sunday.

Carter: Bush misled on Iraq war

ATLANTA, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Former President Jimmy Carter says there isn't "any doubt" the U.S. public was given false information in order to support the war in Iraq. In a CNN interview, Carter called for an investigation into the rationale behind the Iraq war and denounced Preside

Jimmy Carter calls abortion wrong

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Former President Jimmy Carter says the Democratic Party should moderate its stance on abortion.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Nov. 4, the 308th day of 2005 with 57 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Nov. 3, the 307th day of 2005 with 58 to follow.
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Runoff likely in Liberian election

MONROVIA, Liberia, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Ballot counting was going slowly Friday in this week's Liberian presidential election which appeared early to be headed for a runoff.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2005 with 82 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2005 with 91 to follow.
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The Web: Internet voting still a long way off?

CHICAGO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Some of the recommendations to improve electronic voting technology made by the election reform commission headed by former President Jimmy Carter and former Se
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Jimmy Carter
Former US President Jimmy Carter, right, speaks to the media at the ruins of the American International School, which was destroyed during Israel's offensive in Gaza earlier this year, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 16, 2009. (UPI Photo/Ismael Mohamad)

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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