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Lefties unite: It's International Left-handers Day

Lefties unite: It's International Left-handers Day

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Lefties are celebrating for the 22nd annual International Left-handers Day on Aug. 13, an event meant to celebrate their unique way of handling life.
Aileen Graef
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
By United Press International
California may waive environmental laws for Tesla

California may waive environmental laws for Tesla

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 12 (UPI) --California is negotiating with Tesla to offer exemptions from tough environmental laws in order to accelerate setting up its battery factory.
Ananth Baliga
Flashback: Reagan jokes about bombing Soviet Union, 30 years ago

Flashback: Reagan jokes about bombing Soviet Union, 30 years ago

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Thirty years ago today, U.S. President Ronald Reagan sat down at a radio microphone and inadvertently threatened to bomb the Soviet Union.
Ed Adamczyk
Coroner: Reagan press secretary James Brady's death a homicide

Coroner: Reagan press secretary James Brady's death a homicide

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) --James Brady, the presidential spokesman turned gun-control advocate, was killed by the bullet he took for Ronald Reagan in 1981, the Washington coroner said.
Frances Burns
James Brady, Reagan press secretary and gun control advocate, dies

James Brady, Reagan press secretary and gun control advocate, dies

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) --James Brady, the presidential spokesman who became a gun control advocate when he survived an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday.
Frances Burns
U.S.: Russia violated 1987 missile treaty by testing nuclear cruise missile

U.S.: Russia violated 1987 missile treaty by testing nuclear cruise missile

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that Russia was in violation of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty.
JC Finley
Poll: 'Very religious' in U.S. still tend to vote Republican

Poll: 'Very religious' in U.S. still tend to vote Republican

PRINCETON, N.J., July 28 (UPI) --Voters in the U.S. who describe themselves as "very religious" are still more likely to gravitate to the Republican Party, said a Gallup poll released Monday.
Frances Burns
Poll: 75 percent in U.S. want to keep drinking age at 21

Poll: 75 percent in U.S. want to keep drinking age at 21

PRINCETON, N.J., July 24 (UPI) --Three out of four in the United States say the legal drinking age should remain at 21, a Gallup poll said.
Frances Burns
Appeals court: University of Texas can use race as an admissions factor

Appeals court: University of Texas can use race as an admissions factor

NEW ORLEANS, July 16 (UPI) --The University of Texas at Austin can consider the race of applicants "as part of a holistic admissions program," a divided federal appeals court ruled.
Frances Burns
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2014
By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014
By United Press International
Poll: Barack Obama considered the 'worst president' since WWII

Poll: Barack Obama considered the 'worst president' since WWII

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) --According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, 33 percent of respondents named President Obama as the worst president since World War II.
Evan Bleier
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Sen. Edward "Ted" Kennedy, D-MA, died at his home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, after a year-long battle against brain cancer on August 25, 2009. President Ronald Reagan (L) and Senator Edward Kennedy are at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden on June 5, 1981 UPI/FILES
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Ronald Wilson Reagan /ˈrɑnəld ˈwɪlsən ˈreɪgən/ (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989), the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975) and prior to that, an actor.

Reagan was born in Tampico in Whiteside County, Illinois, reared in Dixon in Lee County, Illinois, and educated at Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and sociology. Upon his graduation, Reagan first moved to Iowa to work as a radio broadcaster and then in 1937 to Los Angeles, California. He began a career as an actor, first in films and later television, appearing in over 50 movie productions and earning enough success to become a famous, publicly recognized figure. Some of his most notable roles are in Knute Rockne, All American and Kings Row. Reagan served as president of the Screen Actors Guild, and later spokesman for General Electric (GE); his start in politics occurred during his work for GE. Originally a member of the Democratic Party, he switched to the Republican Party in 1962. After delivering a rousing speech in support of Barry Goldwater's presidential candidacy in 1964, he was persuaded to seek the California governorship, winning two years later and again in 1970. He was defeated in his run for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968 as well as 1976, but won both the nomination and election, defeating incumbent Jimmy Carter in 1980.

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