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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
By United Press International

Is France turning racist?

PARIS, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The stunning success of France's anti-immigrant Front National (FN) party in winning a regional election Sunday with 54 percent of the vote reflects a growing frustration with conventional politics across Europe.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 5, 2013.
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America's historical amnesia

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Understanding of history might make dealing with the dangers of today and the uncertainties of tomorrow a little easier. Historical amnesia is not the answer.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 5, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.
By United Press International
Commentary: Communist boogeyman

Commentary: Communist boogeyman

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Can the anti-capitalist “Occupy Wall Street” movement, now 2 months old split the Democrats as the Tea Party split the Republicans?
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Catholic scholar: Marx worth studying

VATICAN CITY, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Karl Marx, known for his hostility to religion, had relevant theories on "social alienation," a Catholic scholar said in the Vatican newspaper.

McCain campaign sign sparks outrage

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A controversial sign in one of Republican presidential nominee John McCain's Florida offices links Democrat Barack Obama to dictators, sources said.

Search on for 12 miners in Ukrainian mine

YENAKIYEVO , Ukraine, June 10 (UPI) -- Rescuers searched Tuesday for 12 miners missing days after a coal mine in eastern Ukraine was rocked by an explosion, mine safety officials said.

21 trapped Ukrainian miners found alive

DONETSK, Ukraine, June 9 (UPI) -- Thirteen miners remained trapped in an underground Ukrainian coal mine Monday following the rescue of 23 others, a spokeswoman for a mine safety group said.

Coal mine explosion leaves 40 missing

KIEV, Ukraine, June 8 (UPI) -- An explosion at an underground Ukrainian coal mine Sunday left 40 people missing and another three people injured, the country's Emergencies Ministry said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2008.
By United Press International

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UPI almanac for Saturday, May 5, 2007.
By United Press International

Castro stays away from birthday gala

HAVANA, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Cuban dictator Fidel Castro sent a note of apology to well-wishers, saying he was too ill to attend an 80th birthday gala Tuesday in Havana.

Chinese Communist Party marks 85th year

BEIJING, July 1 (UPI) -- The Communist Party of China celebrated its 85th birthday Saturday.

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

Exiled Chinese writer Liu Binyan dead

EAST WINDSOR, N.J., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Liu Binyan, a Chinese writer who spent years in exile after exposing corruption in the Communist Party, has died of colon cancer. He was 80.

Thousands protest end to Soviet holiday

MOSCOW, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- At least 11,000 demonstrators marched through downtown Moscow to protest the removal of a national holiday dear to the hearts of communists. For the first time in decades, Monday's anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution which led to the founding of th

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

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Big John toilet seat ideal for Santa ... Obese U.S. tourists blamed for broken chairs ... Gamblers using laser can keep money ... Graphologists analyze historical handwriting ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Graphologists analyze historical handwriting

LONDON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Graphologists have reportedly concluded Charles Dickens was arrogant, Winston Churchill was pigheaded and Karl Marx refused to listen during an argument.
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