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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
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Adrenaline pen can be life saving, but many don't use it right

Adrenaline pen can be life saving, but many don't use it right

LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- An adrenaline auto-injector to treat anaphylactic shock can be life saving, but many parents don't use them improperly, British researchers say.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 25, 2008.
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Chicago to settle police-torture suit

CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The city of Chicago has reportedly reached an agreement with four men who allegedly were tortured for their confessions by former police commander Jon Burge.

Torture investigator Boyle dead at 71

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Lawyer Robert Boyle, who investigated reports of alleged torture by Chicago police, has died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 71.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007.
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2006 with 340 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2005 with 340 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2004 with 341 to follow.

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2003 with 340 to follow.
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Hollywood celebrates 'graphic' content

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Hollywood is engaged in a round of celebration honoring one of the relatively unsung arts of film, production design, with a special emphasis on the work of six-time Oscar nominee Dante Ferretti -- best known for his work on "Interview with the Vampire: T
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Today is Friday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2002 with 340 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
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Robert Boyle FRS (25 January 1627 – 31 December 1691) was a 17th century natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor, also noted for his writings in theology. He is best known for Boyle's law. Although his research clearly has its roots in the alchemical tradition, he is largely regarded today as the first modern chemist, and therefore one of the founders of modern chemistry. Among his works, The Sceptical Chymist is seen as a cornerstone book in the field of chemistry.

Boyle was born in Lismore Castle, in County Waterford, Ireland, the seventh son and fourteenth child of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork. Richard Boyle had arrived in Ireland in 1588, obtained an appointment as a deputy escheator, and had amassed enormous landholdings by the time Robert was born.

As a child, Robert was fostered to a local family, as were his elder brothers. Consequently, the eldest of the Boyle children had sufficient Irish at four years of age to act as a translator for his father. Robert received private tutoring in Latin, Greek and French and when he was eight years old, following the death of his mother, he was sent to Eton College in England. His father's friend, Sir Henry Wotton, was then the provost of the college.

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