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Merkel says 'nein'

Merkel says 'nein'

PARIS, June 4 (UPI) -- It cannot be much fun being Angela Merkel these days as she tries to protect German interests during the European financial woes.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 12, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 30, 2012.
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Limbaugh bust headed for Missouri Capitol

Limbaugh bust headed for Missouri Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 6 (UPI) -- Missouri Democrats say a bust of conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh does not belong in the state Capitol with Harry Truman, Walt Disney and Mark Twain.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.
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Officials say Mo. forest fire was arson

BUNKER, Mo., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Officials say a big fire in Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest was the work of an arsonist, but they have few leads as to who started it.
Ferrell honored with Mark Twain Prize

Ferrell honored with Mark Twain Prize

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Will Ferrell was honored at the Kennedy Center in Washington with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.
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Justin Halpern cheers reading actual books

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. writer Justin Halpern, a pioneer of celebrity Twitter feeds, says Mark Twain recently put the rapid-fire communications platform in perspective for him.
New 'Huck Finn' edition removes 'n' word

New 'Huck Finn' edition removes 'n' word

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A new "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" edition's replacement of 219 "nigger" references with "slave" is causing a furor over Mark Twain's American novel.

Most U.S. stamps now 'forever' issues

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Almost 85 percent of stamps sold are now "forever" issues that keep their first-class value even if rates rise, the U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday.

Wash. teacher calls for 'Huck Finn' ban

RIDGEFIELD, Wash., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A Washington state high school teacher says it's time to retire Mark Twain's classic novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" from school curricula.
Comedians pay tribute to George Carlin

Comedians pay tribute to George Carlin

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Kevin Smith and Jay Leno have all expressed their sadness over the death of U.S. comedy great George Carlin.

Military Matters: A time to cut -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- How can the United States seriously cut its military spending while retaining and improving its national security?
WILLIAM S. LIND

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 12, 2008.
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Students accused of trying to sell $5 bomb

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Two honors students face conspiracy charges for allegedly trying to sell a homemade bomb for $5 at their prestigious New York school, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 30, 2008.
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Award-winning translator Aharon Amir dies

JERUSALEM, March 1 (UPI) -- Award-winning Israeli translator and author Aharon Amir has died at the age of 85.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 30, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 5, 2007.
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Hill intelligence unreformed

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Congress finally won a 2-year battle last week, forcing CIA Director Michael Hayden to declassify a summary of the Sept. 11 accountability review by the agency’s inspector general. But don’t go thanking your legislator just yet: six years after Sept. 11, the least reformed part of our intelligence system sits not in Langley, Va., or the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building, but on Capitol Hill.
AMY ZEGART, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 24, 2007.
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