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Bush takes 3rd shot at food aid rules

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is making its third attempt to change U.S. law to allow some foreign aid to be spent on locally produced food.

U.S. could implement its own Iran sanction

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- The White House may implement its own economic sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.

Democrats, Bush eye talks on Iraqi policy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Now that Democrats have won control of the U.S. Congress, key lawmakers are offering to work with U.S. President George Bush to steer a new course out of Iraq.

D.C. power shift to change Iraq policy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Democratic majority in Congress and the departure of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld mean U.S. policy change in Iraq, some major U.S. dailies said Thursday.

Five members of Congress arrested

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- Five members of Congress were arrested outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington Friday during a protest against violence in the Darfur region.

'Net companies slammed for China actions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. House members blasted four Internet and technology companies Wednesday for purportedly cooperating with Chinese censorship.

Hungarian president boycotts U.S. travel

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Hungary's new president announced he won't visit the United States as long as it demands fingerprints from foreign visitors.

Business owners lose when called to Guard

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Many U.S. small-business owners called up by the National Guard at short notice find themselves deeply in debt or forced to close the business.

Russia takes heat from Yukos conviction

MOSCOW, May 31 (UPI) -- Russia sentenced the founder of the Yukos energy group and a partner to nine years behind bars Tuesday for fraud and tax evasion.

U.N. chief-of-staff to visit Capitol Hill

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's new chief of staff is to travel Washington Wednesday for talks with congressional leaders.

Bush signs anti-Semitism act

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush signed legislation Saturday requiring the State Department to monitor anti-Semitism around the world, the White House said.

Royce condemns Russian terror attack

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., asked Congress Wednesday to condemn the devastating terror attacks that have plagued Russia during recent weeks.

Full U.S.-Libya ties slated in early 2005

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Full ties between Libya and the United States are expected to be restored early next year after the U.S. presidential elections, U.S. officials said.

U.S. to continue Egypt military aid

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The Bush administration employed high-level pressure to press Congress to maintain U.S. military aid to Egypt, the Middle East Newsline reported Sunday.

House panel approves foreign spending

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- A House panel Friday approved $19.4 billion to fund the foreign operations of the U.S. government in 2005.
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U.S. President George W. Bush looks to Annette Lantos, the wife of the late Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA), after signing H.J. Res. 93, the Renewal of Import Restrictions on Burma, and H.R. 3890, the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on July 29, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Thomas Peter Lantos (February 1, 1928 – February 11, 2008) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 until his death, representing the northern two-thirds of San Mateo County and a portion of southwest San Francisco. Lantos had announced in early January 2008 that he would not run for reelection because of cancer of the esophagus, but died before finishing his term. Lantos was the only Holocaust survivor to have served in the United States Congress.

Born as Lantos Tamás Péter (Hungarian pronunciation: ) to a Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary, Lantos was part of a resistance movement against the Nazis during the German occupation of Hungary. In his floor speeches, he sometimes referred to himself as one of the few living members of Congress who had fought against fascism.

He sought refuge in a safe house established by Raoul Wallenberg. He moved to the United States in 1947, and though he became fluent in English, he retained a marked Hungarian accent for the rest of his life. In 1981, Lantos sponsored a bill making Wallenberg an Honorary Citizen of the United States.

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