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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.
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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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The Issue: Do we still have a right to privacy?

The Issue: Do we still have a right to privacy?

Ever have the feeling someone's watching your every move?
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Carol Burnett wins Mark Twain Prize for Humor

Carol Burnett wins Mark Twain Prize for Humor

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

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 12, 2013.
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Grading Obama's first 100 days into second term

Grading Obama's first 100 days into second term

President Obama passed the 100-day mark of his second term vowing to soldier on for his agenda while recognizing the limitations of working within a divided government.

Couple take advice on cross-country trip

DALLAS, April 16 (UPI) -- A couple who set off on a cross-country trek in Florida said their website allows family, friends and fans to help them pick upcoming destinations.
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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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