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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.
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Conservative dynamo Robert Novak dies

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Conservative Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak, one of the United States' most influential journalists, died in Washington Tuesday of brain cancer.

Commentator Robert Novak to retire

CHICAGO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Conservative commentator Robert Novak, who outed CIA operative Valarie Plame in his column, announced his retirement following the diagnosis of a brain tumor.

Journalist Robert Novak has brain tumor

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- Washington journalist Robert Novak announced Monday he has a brain tumor.
Gramm quits McCain campaign

Gramm quits McCain campaign

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm, a co-chairman of presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain's campaign, said Friday he was leaving the campaign.
Cardinal: Giuliani agreed on communion

Cardinal: Giuliani agreed on communion

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Cardinal Edward Egan of New York says former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani broke a secret pledge by receiving communion at a papal mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Malaria prevention funding is questioned

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 14 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are questioning how millions of dollars dedicated to malaria prevention are being spent since annual deaths from the disease are increasing.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.
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Judge censors part of spy's memoir

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson can not reveal how long she worked for the U.S. spy agency in her memoir set for fall publication.

Bush on CIA leak: 'Let's move on'

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush Thursday said it's time to forget about the leaking of a CIA operative's name and move on.

Bush commutes Libby's sentence

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- Former White House aide I. Lewis Libby must begin serving his prison sentence soon despite having filed an appeal, a U.S. appeals court ruled Monday.

Valerie Plame sues CIA over book

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- Valerie Plame, who was outed as a CIA agent by Washington columnist Robert Novak, has sued the CIA, claiming it is trying to scuttle her memoir.
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Robert David Sanders "Bob" Novak (February 26, 1931 – August 18, 2009) was an American syndicated columnist, journalist, television personality, author, and conservative political commentator. After working for two newspapers before serving for the U.S. Army in the Korean War, he became a reporter for the Associated Press and then for The Wall Street Journal. He teamed up with Rowland Evans in 1963 to start Inside Report, which became the longest running syndicated political column in U.S. history and ran in hundreds of papers. They also started the Evans-Novak Political Report, a notable biweekly newsletter, in 1967.

Novak and Evans played a significant role for CNN after the network's founding. He worked as a well-known television personality in programs such as The Capital Gang, Crossfire, and Evans, Novak, Hunt, & Shields. He also wrote for numerous other publications such as Reader's Digest. On August 4, 2008, Novak announced that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, that his prognosis was "dire", and that he was retiring. He succumbed to the disease on August 18, 2009 after having returned home to spend his last days with his family.

His colleagues nicknamed Novak the "Prince of Darkness", a description that he embraced and later used as a title for his autobiography. He started out with moderate or liberal views, but these shifted right-ward over time. He later served as a notable voice for American conservatism in his writings and in his television appearances while taking differing views on issues such as U.S.-Israel relations and the invasion of Iraq. He also broke several major stories in his career, and he played a role in media events such as the CIA leak scandal. Novak converted to Roman Catholicism in May 1998 after his wife, Geraldine, did so. He had two children, a daughter and a son.

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