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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
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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.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
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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.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
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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.

The almanac

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

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
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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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Richard Nixon
President Richard Nixon and Soviet Communist Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev exchange pens used in signing an agreement on June 22, 1973 to avoid military confrontations and threats of force that might trigger nuclear war. The ceremony was in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (UPI Photo/Frank Cancellare/Files)
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Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California. After completing his undergraduate work at Whittier College, he graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1937 and returned to California to practice law. He and his wife, Pat Nixon, moved to Washington to work for the federal government in 1942. He subsequently joined the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Nixon was elected to the House of Representatives in 1946 and to the Senate in 1950. His pursuit of the Hiss Case established his reputation as a leading anti-communist, and elevated him to national prominence. He was the running mate of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican Party presidential nominee in the 1952 election, the first of five national nominations he received from his party, a record he shares with Franklin Roosevelt. Nixon served for eight years as vice president, traveling extensively and undertaking major assignments from Eisenhower. Nixon waged an unsuccessful presidential campaign in 1960, narrowly losing to John F. Kennedy, and lost a race for Governor of California in 1962. Following these defeats, he announced his withdrawal from political life. However, in 1968 he ran again for the presidency and was elected.

American involvement in Vietnam was widely unpopular; although Nixon initially escalated the war there, he subsequently moved to end US involvement, completely withdrawing American forces by 1973. Nixon's ground-breaking visit to the People's Republic of China in 1972 opened diplomatic relations between the two nations, and he initiated détente and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union the same year. In domestic policy, his administration generally sought to transfer power from Washington to the states. In an attempt to slow inflation, Nixon imposed wage and price controls. He enforced desegregation of Southern schools and established the Environmental Protection Agency. Though he presided over Apollo 11, the culmination of the project to land a person on the moon, he scaled back manned space exploration. He was reelected by a landslide in 1972.

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