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Can Obama's outsider pick to head CIA succeed?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Intelligence outsiders like Leon Panetta, President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be director of central intelligence, have a mixed record at heading the agency, serving and former officials say.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Report: Pardon recipients gave to Hilary

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Some of Hillary Clinton's U.S. presidential campaign contributors received presidential pardons granted by husband Bill in 2001.

MIT issues plan for safe use of coal

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have issued a report examining how the world can continue to use coal in a way that mitigates, instead of worsens, global warming.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, May 5, the 125th day of 2006 with 240 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 5, the 125th day of 2005 with 240 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 9, the 130th day of 2004 with 236 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 5, the 126th day of 2004 with 240 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, May 9, the 129th day of 2003 with 236 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, May 5, the 125th day of 2003 with 240 to follow.
By United Press International

Commentary: Is Bush competent?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Is George W. Bush a competent president? And is he a lucky one? In terms of his personal political effectiveness, the answer to both questions remains a resound
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Commentary: The politics of speculation

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Until the body of missing intern Chandra Levy was discovered Wednesday, the big story in the nation's capital was the developing debate over what President Bush knew about the Sept. 11 terror attack.
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

The Almanac

Almanac for Thursday, May 9, 2002.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 5, the 125th day of 2002 with 240 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase. There are no morning stars.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Officials: CIA badly needs reform

The aging CIA is badly in need of streamlining and reforms, according to more than a half-dozen former and current agency officials interviewed by United Press International.
RICHARD SALE, UPI Terrorism Correspondent

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John Mark Deutch (born July 27, 1938) is an American chemist and civil servant. He was the United States Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1995 and Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) from May 10, 1995 until December 15, 1996. He is presently an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and serves on the Board of Directors of Citigroup, Cummins, Raytheon, and Schlumberger Ltd. Deutch is also a member of the Trilateral Commission.

Deutch was born in Brussels, Belgium, to a Russian Jewish father, and became a US citizen in 1945. He graduated from the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC and earned a bachelor's degree in History and Economics from Amherst College. In 1961, he earned an B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and, in 1966, he earned a PhD in Chemistry, both from MIT. He holds honorary degrees from Amherst College, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and Northeastern University.

From 1977 to 1980, he served in several positions for the U.S. Department of Energy: as Director of Energy Research, Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Technology, and Undersecretary of the Department. In 1978, Deutch published two physical-chemistry papers (in, Combustion and Flame, 1,223;31,215) on the mechanism of the Fuel/Air Explosive (FAE), a thermobaric weapon. He served as the provost of MIT from 1985 - 1990. As MIT Dean of Science and Provost, Deutch oversaw the disbanding of the Department of Applied Biological Sciences, including its toxicology faculty.

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