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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
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'Community's sixth season to air on Yahoo

'Community's sixth season to air on Yahoo

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) --Yahoo Screen will revive "Community," which was canceled by NBC back in May.
Kate Stanton
Jay Leno to receive 2014 Mark Twain prize for humor

Jay Leno to receive 2014 Mark Twain prize for humor

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) --The Kennedy Center will award Jay Leno with the 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the nation's top comedy honor.
Kate Stanton
History Counts II

History Counts II

Harlan Ullman: A better understanding of history can at least mitigate exaggerating every crisis as the worst in our lifetimes.
Harlan Ullman
Claims of racism kill bid to name part of Lake Tahoe after Mark Twain

Claims of racism kill bid to name part of Lake Tahoe after Mark Twain

LAKE TAHOE, Nev., May 19 (UPI) --A cove in Lake Tahoe will not be named for Mark Twain after the Washoe Tribe complained the caucasian author was prejudiced against Native Americans.
Matt Bradwell

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
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Affinity Gaming hacked, patrons warned to protect financial info

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Affinity Gaming, which processes credit and debit card transactions for its casinos, says hackers have stolen data from its computer system.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.
By United Press International
Carol Burnett presented Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Carol Burnett presented Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The 16th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was presented to television icon Carol Burnett at a ceremony in Washington.

Cop suspended for joking he spoke to celebrities on patrol

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A Florida police officer was suspended for 10 days without pay for filling out community contact cards saying he spoke with celebrities on patrol, police said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.
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Mark Twain
Actress Christina Applegate arrives for a program honoring 2006 Mark Twain Prize recipient Neil Simon at the Kennedy Center in Washington on October 15, 2006. (UPI Photo/Yuri Gripas)
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which became very popular and brought nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling.

He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

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