Wildlife group says China can still prosper with reduced coal use

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- China can still prosper economically while removing coal from its power mix, says a new report from the World Wildlife Fund.
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said President Barack Obama told congressional leaders at a White House meeting Wednesday "he will not negotiate."

Educational outlay placed in military bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A military spending bill before Congress includes $20 million for an educational center honoring the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, a policy analyst says.
Ted Kennedy rests near Jack, Bobby

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ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was laid to rest Saturday in Arlington National Cemetery near the graves of his brothers John and Robert.

Kerry camp disputes Edwards' claim

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Former supporters of U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry's presidential bid have disputed former Sen. John Edwards claim that he wanted to aggressively respond to attacks.

Papper: Teresa Heinz drops Kerry from name

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The wife of former Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., has dropped the 'Kerry' from her name, the Washington Times said Thursday.

Kerry asked to give back Senate salary

BOSTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The National Taxpayers Union wants former Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry, D-Mass., to return $91,000 in Senate pay for days he missed votes.

Swift boat co-author ponders Senate bid

BOSTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The co-author of a book accusing Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry of embellishing his war record plans to run against him for U.S. Senate.

Police say Kerry crossed picket line

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The national president of the Fraternal Order of Police accused Sen. John F. Kerry Tuesday of crossing two Florida police picket lines.

Heinz Kerry taxed at 12.4 percent for 2003

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Teresa Heinz Kerry paid taxes in 2003 at an overall U.S. federal tax rate of 12.4 percent on an income of $5.07 million, the Wall Street Journal said Monday.

Polls in key states show tight race

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- GOP polls of likely voters in five critical swing states released Tuesday show the presidential race may go down to the wire

Most expect Kerry to win third debate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A poll released Tuesday by Gallup indicated a majority of U.S. adults expect Democratic nominee John F. Kerry to win the third presidential debate.

Poll: World thinks U.S. safer with Kerry

SEATTLE, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- More than three quarters of the industrialized world believes Americans would be safer from terror attack under John Kerry according to a new poll.

Kerry see-saws into lead in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Democratic challenger John F. Kerry nosed ahead of George W. Bush 49 percent to 46 percent in Tuesday's Quinnipiac poll of likely Pennsylvania voters.

Historian says Kerry comments misconstrued

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Historian Douglas Brinkley said Friday that comments he made suggesting John F. Kerry was not the war hero people thought had been misconstrued.
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John F. Kerry
Lawrence Egbert, 77, of Baltimore, MD, a WWII veteran, distributes literature for John Kerry outside the Veteran's Caucus "A Salute to American Veterans" rally at the Boston Sheraton Hotel on Monday, July 26, 2004. An unprecedented number of U.S. veterans are being encouraged to support Presumptive Democratic Presidential candidate John F. Kerry in his run for the White House. (UPI Photo/Greg Whitesell)

John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, and is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2004 presidential election, but lost by 34 electoral votes to former President George W. Bush. Senator Kerry is a decorated Vietnam veteran, and was a spokesman for Vietnam Veterans Against the War when he returned home from service. Before entering the Senate, he served as an Assistant District Attorney and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts under Michael Dukakis, who was nominated for President by the Democrats in 1988.

Kerry is the child of Richard J. Kerry (1915–2000), a Foreign Service Officer and an attorney for the Bureau of United Nations Affairs, and Rosemary Forbes Kerry (1913–2002), a World War II nurse and member of the wealthy Scottish-American Forbes family. He has three siblings: two sisters, Diana (born in 1947) and Margerie (aka Peggy; born in 1941) and a brother, Cameron (born in 1950), Cameron Kerry was picked to be Barack Obama's general counsel of the Commerce Department.

His immediate family members were reportedly observant Roman Catholics. As a child, Kerry served as an altar boy. Although the extended family enjoyed a great fortune, Kerry's parents themselves were upper-middle class; a wealthy great aunt paid for Kerry to attend elite schools in Europe and New England. Kerry spent his summers at the Forbes family estate in Brittany, and there, he enjoyed a more opulent lifestyle than he had previously known in Massachusetts. While living in the U.S., Kerry spent several summers at the Forbes family's estates on Naushon Island off Cape Cod.

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