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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
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Hasan declines to present defense in Fort Hood shooting

KILLEEN, Texas, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan declined to present a defense Wednesday after prosecutors rested in his military trial for the 2009 Fort Hood massacre.

Nidal Hasan wants jury to know he is 'forced' to wear Army uniform

FORT HOOD, Texas, July 9 (UPI) -- Maj. Nidal Hasan, charged with the massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, said Tuesday he wants jurors to know he is being "forced" to wear a U.S. Army uniform.
Hasan says he may hire Ramsey Clark to defend him

Hasan says he may hire Ramsey Clark to defend him

FORT HOOD, Texas, July 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan told a military judge he may hire former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark to defend him in his court-martial on murder charges.

Battle over Geronimo relics continues

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Descendants of Geronimo say they aren't giving up their legal effort to find out once and for all if the venerable Apache chief's remains are ensconced at Yale.
Tapes say LBJ suspected Nixon of treason

Tapes say LBJ suspected Nixon of treason

AUSTIN , Texas, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Prior to the 1968 U.S. presidential election, President Lyndon Johnson suspected his eventual successor, Richard Nixon, of treason, LBJ tapes reveal.

U.S. attorney: Hussein trial unfair

BAGHDAD, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A former U.S. attorney general representing Saddam Hussein was ejected from the Baghdad courtroom before Saddam's verdict and sentence were read.

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Today is Thursday, Dec. 29, the 363rd day of 2005 with two to follow.
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Major mood swings seen in Saddam at trial

BAGHDAD, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- In his first full day on trial for the deaths of 143 people, former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein exhibited major mood swings, CNN reported Tuesday.

Saddam trial hears of village massacre

BAGHDAD, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A witness at the trial of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein testified Monday of seeing 148 people killed in an Iraqi village in 1982 on government orders.

U.S. lawyer plots Saddam's trial delays

BAGHDAD, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The defense team for the genocide and war crimes trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is being coached to seek delays by a former U.S. attorney general.

Saddam Hussein's trial adjourns for a week

BAGHDAD, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The massacre trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein opened in Baghdad Monday, but was adjourned for a week to find replacement defense lawyers.

Arrests in plot against Saddam trial judge

KIRKUK, Iraq, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Iraqi authorities in the northern city of Kirkuk are holding eight men charged with plotting to kill a judge in the trial of former dictator Saddam Hussein.

Tens of thousands protest war in capitol

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of opponents of the war in Iraq traveled to Washington for a massive demonstration in front of the White House Saturday.

Head of Saddam defense committee quits

AMMAN, Jordan, July 6 (UPI) -- The Committee for Defending Saddam Hussein has turned over full control of the defense to a group headed by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark.

Clark: Saddam's rights violated

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark Wednesday admonished what he said were the Bush administration's violation of Saddam Hussein's rights.

Ex-U.S. official says Saddam trial unfair

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 19 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark says ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his top aides are not getting a fair trial.

Saddam to be tried after Iraq election

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Iraqi Justice Minister Malek Hassan said ousted President Saddam Hussein would be tried only after a legislative council is elected.

Ramsey Clark to help Saddam Hussein

AMMAN, Jordan, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark says he will assist in the war crimes defense of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, the BBC said Wednesday.

Lawyers oppose forced Milosevic defense

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A group of lawyers Tuesday said they have asked a U.N. tribunal not to impose defense counsel on former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.

Saddam's lawyers seek Mandela and Clark

AMMAN, Jordan, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Lawyers representing former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said Sunday they want South African leader Nelson Mandela to join the defense team.

Commentary: Liberia is for tankers

NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- Liberia is one of those "you don'twanna know" countries.
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter-at-Large

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