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Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman commits to University of Michigan

Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman commits to University of Michigan

DETROIT, April 20 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania high school basketball player Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman to attend University of Michigan.
Danielle Haynes
Muhammad Ali joins Twitter on 50th anniversary of first Sonny Liston title fight

Muhammad Ali joins Twitter on 50th anniversary of first Sonny Liston title fight

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Muhammad Ali starts tweeting with #AliTweet hashtag on 50th anniversary of first Sonny Liston title fight.
Evan Bleier

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
By United Press International

Mocking Obama's Iran policy

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- In an Iranian mosque with hundreds of worshipers present and thousands more watching on television, he denigrated the United States and urged his listeners to chant "Death to America."
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

'Shoeless Joe' bat fetched nearly $1 million at auction

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- An antique bat swung by baseball pioneer "Shoeless" Joe Jackson hit a home run with buyers in New York Saturday, the auctioneers said.
Gloves from Muhammad Ali’s first heavyweight championship fight up for auction

Gloves from Muhammad Ali’s first heavyweight championship fight up for auction

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Gloves that Muhammad Ali wore in his first heavyweight championship fight against Sonny Liston will be auctioned off Feb. 22.
Evan Bleier

Muhammad Ali's gloves from Liston fight headed for auction

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The New York auction house selling Muhammad Ali's gloves from his 1964 bout with Sonny Liston said the gloves are expected to sell for more than $500,000.
Plumber knocks on Muhammad Ali's door and wishes him happy birthday

Plumber knocks on Muhammad Ali's door and wishes him happy birthday

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Irish plumber Tony Kelly got to wish Muhammad Ali a happy 72nd birthday last Friday, by knocking on his door.
Evan Bleier

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
By United Press International
Frears, Mamet, Soderbergh, Fincher up for DGA Awards

Frears, Mamet, Soderbergh, Fincher up for DGA Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Stephen Frears, David Mamet and Nelson McCormick were nominated Thursday for the Directors Guild of America Award for Best TV Movie or Miniseries.

Sculptor Ousmane Sow joins France's Academy of Fine Arts

PARIS, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow became the first African to be accepted into France's Academy of Fine Arts, an honor he dedicated to Nelson Mandela.

Single morgue copes with Karachi's death toll

KARACHI, Oct. 30 (UPI Next) --The Edhi Morgue is the only functioning morgue in Karachi -- a city of more than 18 million and the explosive nerve center of Pakistan.
Tehmina Qureshi

Documents: NSA spied on Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency monitored overseas communication of U.S. critics of the Vietnam War including Martin Luther King, newly released documents show.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.
By United Press International
Louis C.K. on how he landed his role in 'Blue Jasmine'

Louis C.K. on how he landed his role in 'Blue Jasmine'

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Louis C.K. says he never expected to land a role in Woody Allen's drama "Blue Jasmine" when he went to meet the writer-director in his New York office.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Parkinson reveals his cancer diagnosis

LONDON, July 7 (UPI) -- Sir Michael Parkinson, the veteran broadcaster and former chat show host, said Sunday he has prostate cancer and is undergoing treatment.

Hillary Clinton to get this year's Liberty Medal

PHILADELPHIA, June 28 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to receive this year's Liberty Medal, the National Constitution Center announced Thursday.

Pakistan closes university and hospital after fatal attacks

ISLAMABAD, June 19 (UPI) -- Pakistani authorities have closed Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University and Bolan Medical Complex in Quetta after terrorist attacks killed nearly 90 people.

Two attacks in Pakistan leave 25 dead

QUETTA, Pakistan, June 16 (UPI) -- A day of mourning was declared in the Pakistani city of Quetta after two bombings carried out by Islamic militants killed 25 people, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
By United Press International

Poll: Athletes more influence than clergy

VENTURA, Calif., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Two-thirds of Americans say sports figures have a greater influence on society than professional clergy or other faith leaders, a U.S. survey indicates.

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Brother: Muhammad Ali's health failing

Brother: Muhammad Ali's health failing

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Muhammad Ali is fading and may die before long, his younger brother in Louisville, Ky., says, but Ali's wife and a daughter say the boxing great is fine.
Jennifer Lopez to sing at Celebrity Fight Night XIX

Jennifer Lopez to sing at Celebrity Fight Night XIX

PHOENIX, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez is to perform at the Celebrity Fight Night XIX benefit in Phoenix next month, organizers announced.
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