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Obama extends non-discrimination to federal contractors

Obama extends non-discrimination to federal contractors

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) --President Obama signed an executive order extending non-discrimination policy against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees to federal contractors.
Gabrielle Levy
UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 13, 2014
By United Press International
Richard Mellon Scaife, right-wing moneyman, dead at 82

Richard Mellon Scaife, right-wing moneyman, dead at 82

PITTSBURGH, July 4 (UPI) --Richard Mellon Scaife, an heir to a Pittsburgh banking fortune who used his wealth to support right-wing causes, died Friday. He was 82.
Frances Burns
Former staffer: Nixon tried to sleep with Jacqueline Kennedy

Former staffer: Nixon tried to sleep with Jacqueline Kennedy

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) --A former White House staffer for the Nixon administration says the former president tried to sleep with Jacqueline Kennedy while a member of Congress.
Matt Bradwell
Former Majority Leader Howard Baker, 'the Great Conciliator,' dead at 88

Former Majority Leader Howard Baker, 'the Great Conciliator,' dead at 88

WASHINGTON, Tunisia, June 26 (UPI) --Former Sen. Howard Baker, the Tennessee lawmaker who served as the Senate's top Republican for eight years, died Thursday at the age of 88.
Gabrielle Levy
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 20, 2014
By United Press International
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

The almanac

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.

The almanac

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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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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