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Harry Belafonte reaches deal with Martin Luther King Jr. estate

Harry Belafonte reaches deal with Martin Luther King Jr. estate

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- Harry Belafonte gets to keep three documents given to him by Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King in agreement.
Danielle Haynes

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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 31, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 22, 2014.
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Ryan report: Welfare programs making poverty worse

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- House Budget Committee leader Paul Ryan of Wisconsin delivered a 204-page critique of the nation's anti-poverty programs Monday, saying they make poverty worse.

Americans split on whether putting troops in Afghanistan was 'mistake'

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Americans are evenly divided about whether going to war in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on U.S. soil was a good decision, a poll found.
Bob Gates' 'Duty'

Bob Gates' 'Duty'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Last week's release of Bob Gates' "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War" was preceded by his publisher's brilliant public relations campaign hyping the book with tantalizingly provocative excerpts.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Sen. Marco Rubio: Continue federal funding of anti-poverty programs

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Sunday that though control of anti-poverty programs should be shifted to the states, they shouldn't lose federal funding.
Obama: U.S. needs to keep fighting War on Poverty

Obama: U.S. needs to keep fighting War on Poverty

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Former President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty has done much to keep the poorest U.S. residents afloat, President Obama said Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.
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Jackie Kennedy's pink suit locked away

Jackie Kennedy's pink suit locked away

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Jacqueline Kennedy's crisp pink suit endures as one of the most iconic symbols of that terrible day in Dallas half a century ago.
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50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination: UPI reported it first

50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination: UPI reported it first

Nov. 22, WASHINGTON (UPI) -- UPI's White House Correspondent Merriman Smith was four cars behind the president's open limousine, on the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.
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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.

LBJ's daughter recalls dread after President Kennedy was slain

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The daughter of then Vice President Lyndon Johnson said her parents seemed largely forgotten amid the chaos surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
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Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969) after his service as the 37th Vice President of the United States (1961–1963). He is one of only four people who served in all four elected federal offices of the United States: Representative, Senator, Vice President and President.

Johnson, a Democrat, served as a United States Representative from Texas, from 1937–1949 and as United States Senator from 1949–1961, including six years as United States Senate Majority Leader, two as Senate Minority Leader and two as Senate Majority Whip. After campaigning unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination in 1960, Johnson was asked by John F. Kennedy to be his running mate for the 1960 presidential election.

Johnson succeeded to the presidency following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, completed Kennedy's term and was elected President in his own right, winning by a large margin in the 1964 Presidential election. Johnson was greatly supported by the Democratic Party and, as President, was responsible for designing the "Great Society" legislation that included laws that upheld civil rights, Public Broadcasting, Medicare, Medicaid, environmental protection, aid to education, and his "War on Poverty." He was renowned for his domineering personality and the "Johnson treatment," his coercion of powerful politicians in order to advance legislation.

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