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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.
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Google doodle honors U.S.'s first professional female astronomer

Google doodle honors U.S.'s first professional female astronomer

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Google's search page doodle is honoring Maria Mitchell, the first female U.S. professional astronomer, born on this date 195 years ago.
Mary J. Blige to release Christmas album

Mary J. Blige to release Christmas album

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 25 (UPI) -- U.S. singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist Mary J. Blige is to release her first holiday album in October, Interscope Records announced Thursday.
Kate Middleton gives birth to boy

Kate Middleton gives birth to boy

LONDON, July 22 (UPI) -- Prince William's wife, Kate, gave birth to their first child, a boy, at St. Mary's Hospital in London Monday, officials said.

Cheerios ad provokes racist comments

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. TV ad for Cheerios featuring a multiracial family sparked racist comments online but also drew support from defenders who say it depicts a "new reality."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
By United Press International

NIT women's basketball bracket

NIT Women's Basketball bracket, schedule and results
By United Press International

NIT women's basketball bracket

NIT Women's Basketball bracket, schedule and results
By United Press International

Six Newtown educators honored posthumously

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The educators who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., will be awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal, the White House said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.
By United Press International

Slain principal called tough, caring

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The Connecticut elementary school principal gunned down with 20 of her students and five colleagues was remembered as a "tough lady" who cared about children.

Police: Shooter angry about new church

STANTON, Del., May 26 (UPI) -- Police said a man who shot and killed another man at a church fundraiser in Stanton, Del., was upset about plans for a new church.

Teen mom runs to hospital after birth

LONG BEACH, Calif., May 4 (UPI) -- A teenage mother and her newborn baby were recovering in California Sunday after rushing on foot to a hospital with the child's umbilical cord still attached.

Parents mark anniversary of disappearance

ROTHLEY, England, May 3 (UPI) -- Kate and Gerry McCann attended a church service Saturday to mark the first anniversary of their daughter's disappearance in Portugal.

Tribunal urges ouster of C. of E. priest

LONDON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A Church of England tribunal has ruled unanimously a priest accused of being a bully should be dismissed from his parish.

Abraxas buys more oil wells

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Abraxas Petroleum Corp. announced it has purchased oil and gas properties in the United States worth $140 million from St. Mary Land & Exploration Co.

COL BKC: St. Mary's 99, Oregon 87

MORAGA, Calif., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Freshman Patrick Mills poured in 37 points Tuesday, paving the way for St. Mary College's shocking 99-87 win over the 11th-ranked Oregon Ducks.

'Vampire' hospitalized in Britain

BASILDON, England, June 9 (UPI) -- A new mental health assessment has been ordered for a blood-drinking patient who escaped from a British hospital and took an ex-girlfriend's mother hostage.

Man sets himself on fire at City Hall

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 19 (UPI) -- An unidentified man was listed in critical condition Thursday after setting himself on fire at Long Beach (Calif.) City Hall.

LeBron James building mega-mansion

BATH, Ohio, March 27 (UPI) -- Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is building himself a 35,000-square-foot home with everything and then some, including a casino and aquarium. The house, now under construction in Bath, Ohio, a small town next to Akron and about 20 miles south of

Swift buying BP natural gas fields in La.

HOUSTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Swift Energy Co. is paying $175 million to BP America Production Co. for a set of natural gas properties in southern Louisiana.

Catholic saint to be canonized

VACTICAN CITY, Vatican City, June 24 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI is close to announcing that a 19th-century Indiana nun will become America's eighth Catholic saint, The Indianapolis Star reported.

Vicar says no to 'Outlaw' shoot

LONDON, May 1 (UPI) -- A British minister has turned down a request by makers of the movie, "The Outlaws," to film in his church because the flick is too graphic.

2 killed by tornado on Missouri road

ST. LOUIS, March 12 (UPI) -- Two people died on a Missouri highway when a tornado shoved their pickup truck under a propane tank as heavy rain battered the Midwest.

Nationals may lose Guillen to wrist injury

VIERA, Fla., March 3 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals outfielder Jose Guillen likely will miss three months because of a damaged tendon in his left wrist.
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