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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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
By United Press International
Mourning for America

Mourning for America

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Without presidential leadership, the United States is in grave trouble. But who will listen? And who will lead?
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.
By United Press International
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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)
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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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