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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
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Senate advances stopgap spending bill, Cruz talkathon ends

Senate advances stopgap spending bill, Cruz talkathon ends

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Senate voted 100-0 Wednesday to advance a House-passed stopgap spending bill after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, ended his 21-hour tirade against Obamacare.
Cruz vows to talk until he drops in attempt to do away with Obamacare

Cruz vows to talk until he drops in attempt to do away with Obamacare

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, seeking to derail Obamacare, started a filibuster of a federal spending bill Tuesday afternoon in Washington, vowing to talk until he drops.
Senate confirms Brennan as CIA chief

Senate confirms Brennan as CIA chief

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 63-34 Thursday to confirm John Brennan as the next director of the CIA.

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Strom Thurmond's biracial daughter dies

COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Essie Mae Washington-Williams, the biracial daughter of the late one-time segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., died Monday at 87, a funeral home said.
Robert Bork, polarizing figure, dies at 85

Robert Bork, polarizing figure, dies at 85

Former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork died of heart disease early Wednesday at a hospital in Arlington, Va., his family confirmed. He was 85.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010.
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Murkowski claims victory in Alaska

Murkowski claims victory in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, forced to run a write-in campaign after losing the GOP primary to Joe Miller, declared victory Wednesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 5, 2008.
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Why Ted Stevens' fall will shake America

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Sen. Ted Stevens, the uncrowned king of Alaska for 40 years, has fallen. The repercussions may transform American politics.
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Sen. Ted Kennedy marks 15,000 votes

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., a 45-year veteran of the chamber, cast his 15,000th vote earlier this month -- but no one noticed until several days later.
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WAX2003062703 - WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., the oldest and longest serving Senator, died on June 26, 2003, at 100 years old. He is pictured in this July 13, 1977 file photo. rlw/FILE UPI
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James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American politician who served as the 103rd Governor of South Carolina and as a United States Senator. He also ran for the Presidency of the United States in 1948 as the segregationist States Rights Democratic Party (Dixiecrat) candidate, receiving 2.4% of the popular vote and 39 electoral votes. Thurmond later represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 to April 1956 and November 1956 to January 2003, at first as a Democrat and after 1964 as a Republican, switching parties as the conservative base shifted.

He left office as the only senator to reach the age of 100 while still in office and as the oldest-serving and longest-serving senator in U.S. history (although he was later surpassed in the latter by Robert Byrd). Thurmond holds the record for the longest serving Dean of the United States Senate in U.S. history at 14 years. He conducted the longest filibuster ever by a lone senator in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957, at 24 hours and 18 minutes in length, nonstop. He later moderated his position on race, but continued to defend his early segregationist campaigns on the basis of states' rights in the context of Southern society at the time, never fully renouncing his earlier viewpoints. After his death it was revealed that Thurmond and a black maid, Carrie Butler, had a daughter whom Thurmond never publicly acknowledged.

James Strom Thurmond was born on December 5, 1902, in Edgefield, South Carolina, the son of John William Thurmond (May 1, 1862 – June 17, 1934) and Eleanor Gertrude Strom (July 18, 1870 – January 10, 1958). He attended Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina (now Clemson University), where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Thurmond graduated in 1923 with a degree in horticulture.

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