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Charles Keating Jr., who became face of savings and loan scandal, dies at 90

Charles Keating Jr., who became face of savings and loan scandal, dies at 90

April 2 (UPI) -- Charles H. Keating Jr., who spent time in prison for his role in the savings and loan scandal, has died.
Frances Burns

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
By United Press International
Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies

Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies

March 27 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Defense Secretary James R. Schlesinger died Thursday at a Baltimore hospital after becoming ill with pneumonia.
Frances Burns
Michelle Obama in Beijing for official visit with first daughters

Michelle Obama in Beijing for official visit with first daughters

BEIJING, March 21 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, on an official visit to China, said Friday she plans to encourage student exchanges between the two countries.

'Fatal Vision' author Joe McGinniss dies at age 71

WORCESTER, Mass., March 11 (UPI) -- Joe McGinniss, author of riveting bestsellers about Richard Nixon and ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, died of prostate cancer, his lawyer said. He was 71.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
By United Press International

Syria: Strategic or tragic?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- There is agreement that more active engagement by the Obama administration from increasing humanitarian assistance to arming the Syrian opposition is needed and needed now.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Former child star Shirley Temple dies at 85

Former child star Shirley Temple dies at 85

Shirley Temple Black, the star of dozens of films as a precocious, pint-sized child star, has died in California, her family said. She was 85.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
By United Press International
Khalid Sheik Mohammed releases manifesto advocating non-violence

Khalid Sheik Mohammed releases manifesto advocating non-violence

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The self-proclaimed planner of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on U.S. soil issued a manifesto suggesting Muslims refrain from violence to spread Islam.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
By United Press International

Three New Year's wishes

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A week after New Year's Day isn't too late for making wishes for 2014.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
By United Press International

John Eisenhower, military historian and son of president, dies

TRAPPE, Md., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- John S.D. Eisenhower, a military historian who graduated from West Point the day the U.S. Army his father commanded invaded Normandy, has died.

Fidel Castro praises brother's handshake with President Obama

HAVANA, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Former Cuban President Fidel Castro Thursday praised his brother and successor for his handshake with U.S. President Barack Obama in South Africa.

McCain blasts Obama-Castro handshake

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- In what the White House called an unplanned moment, U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban dictator Raul Castro during a Nelson Mandela memorial.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
By United Press International

Texas art contest winner gets tree lighting prize 40 years later

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A Texas man whose chance to light Austin's holiday tree was foiled by the 1973 energy crisis was given a second chance to flip the switch.
Barbara Walters to interview the Obamas for '20/20'

Barbara Walters to interview the Obamas for '20/20'

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are to be interviewed by Barbara Walters for a "20/20" holiday special, ABC announced Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
By United Press International
The Issue: Healthcare reform -- Could it be Obama's Waterloo?

The Issue: Healthcare reform -- Could it be Obama's Waterloo?

Who would have thought a program that was to benefit millions of Americans would be the undoing of Barack Obama's presidential legacy?
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
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