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Today is Sunday, Aug. 27, the 239th day of 2006 with 126 to follow.
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Radio trio suing over death request

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 (UPI) -- Three San Francisco radio personalities are suing the station that fired them for encouraging listeners to kill comedian Penn Jillette.

San Francisco jock fired for 'hit' request

SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 (UPI) -- San Francisco talk radio host John London has been fired for offering a reward for the death of comedian and radio host Penn Jillette.

Benedict backs greater role for women

VATICAN CITY, March 2 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday he would consider a greater role for women in the Roman Catholic Church.

Fla. suit hits McDonald's french fries

PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A Florida couple is the latest to sue McDonald's Corp. about the gluten content of its french fries, joining suits in California and Illinois, a report said.

Poll: King more revered in death

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Martin Luther King may be regarded as the greatest civil rights leader of the 20th century but he is revered more in death than he ever was admired in life. About 25 percent of U.S. workers had MLK Day off Monday, 20 years after King's birthday became a f

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2005 with one to follow.
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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Police dog quells violent mob of 40... Parents call dogs to check for kids' drugs... Grape-eating bears victims of wine country... 'Nun Bun' swiped on Christmas... The world as we know it from UPI.
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'Nun Bun' swiped on Christmas Day

NASHVILLE, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A 10-year-old cinnamon bun that bore a resemblance to the late Mother Teresa was stolen from a Nashville coffeehouse Christmas Day.

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2005 with 73 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2005 with 75 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for Oct. 17-23, 2005.
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Today is Sunday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2005 with 111 to follow.
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Dublin honors Geldof, Delany

DUBLIN, Northern Ireland, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Veteran rocker and activist Bob Geldof will be honored by his hometown of Dublin, Northern Ireland, for his efforts to fight world poverty.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2005 with 117 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 27, the 239th day of 2005 with 126 to follow.
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Tales emerge of late pope's miracles

ROME, April 11 (UPI) -- The Vatican has compiled a list of reported miracles that occurred during the lifetime of the late Pope John Paul II, The Telegraph reported Monday.

Pope remembered by Indians as a friend

NEW DELHI, April 4 (UPI) -- In India, a country in which less than 2 percent of the people are Catholics, the government has declared three days of mourning for Pope John Paul II. The president and the prime minister both paid tribute to the pope, hailing him as a champion of peace

Bush promotes head of faith-based office

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The White House said Thursday the head of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives has been promoted to assistant to the president.

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Today is Thursday, Dec. 30, the 365th day of 2004 with one to follow.
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Pope loosens up saints' miracle clause

ROME, Vatican City, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Pope John Paul II is reportedly considering dropping the need for sainthood candidates to have performed posthumous miracles, The Times of London reports.

Moons accept peace crown award

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- International religious leader, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, and his wife were acclaimed as King and Queen of Peace at an award banquet in Washington.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2004 with 73 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 17, the 291st day of 2004 with 75 to follow.
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