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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
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[VIDEO] Ex-Microsoft exec plans 'Starbucks' of marijuana

SEATTLE, May 31 (UPI) -- A former Microsoft Corp. executive says he wants to create the Starbucks of marijuana and is buying two U.S. medical-marijuana businesses to start the venture.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 2, 2012.
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Presidential election under way in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, July 1 (UPI) -- Polls opened in Mexico Sunday for a presidential election that polls suggest could see an end to 12 years of conservative rule.
Critics: Mexico losing drug war

Critics: Mexico losing drug war

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Critics say the Mexican government is winning battles while continuing to lose its war on the drug cartels.
Ex-Mexican president assails drug war

Ex-Mexican president assails drug war

SAN DIEGO, April 8 (UPI) -- Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is criticizing U.S. drug consumption and the flow of weapons for driving his country's drug war.

Obama to host Mexican President Calderon

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The White House says U.S. President Barack Obama will host a state dinner for visiting Mexican President Felipe Calderon in May.

Nuevo Laredo recovers from drug war

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico, June 13 (UPI) -- The Mexican town of Nuevo Laredo is relatively calm now that the country's drug war has shifted west along the U.S.-Mexican border, observers say.

More old U.S. cars going to Mexico

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Environmentalists say falling trade barriers are sending millions of polluting older U.S. vehicles south of the border to rumble anew in Mexico.

Mexico's Fox under investigation

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said he has nothing to hide from investigators looking into questions about his finances.

Fox needles Bush over horse jitters

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- President Bush may know his way around an oil well, but, his Texas cred apparently doesn’t extend to horses.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept 5, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Monday. July 2, 2007.

Mexican president cuts his own salary

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Newly inaugurated Mexican President Felipe Calderon has decided to cut his own salary, slashing his paycheck by 10 percent.

Calif. gov: New blood in Congress good

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, displaying the bipartisan spirit that won him a second term, Thursday welcomed "new ideas and new blood" in Congress.

Police drive protesters from Oaxaca square

OAXACA, Mexico, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Mexican police moved into the central square of Oaxaca Sunday afternoon, apparently ending a five-month takeover by union members and political activists.

Mexico: Fox sends troops to quell unrest

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Mexico has ordered the deployment of troops to the southern province of Oaxaca to end violent protests, El Sol de Mexico newspaper reported Saturday.

Bush signs Mexico border-fence bill

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- President Bush signed a bill in Arizona Thursday that provides $1.2 billion for fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border to curb illegal immigration.

Mexico to Bush: Veto border fence bill

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Mexico asked U.S. President Bush Monday to veto a bill to build a 700-mile fence along the border to thwart illegal immigration, El Universal reported.

Congress passes Mexico border fence bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Congress has ordered construction of 700 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexican border in a move Mexico says will hurt relations between the two countries.

Mexico ready to send drug bosses to U.S.

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Mexican President Vicente Fox says Mexico will send drug lords in custody who are wanted in the United States across the border for trial, El Universal said. Fox made the pledge during his visit to New York for this week's United Nations General Assembly

Mexican president-elect meets with Fox

MEXCIO CITY, Mexico, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Mexican President-elect Felipe Calderon met with President Vicente Fox to discuss the transition process, El Universal reported Thursday.

Mexico: Court rules Calderon is president

MEXCIO CITY, Mexico, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Mexico's highest electoral court made official Tuesday the outcome of the July presidential election, declaring Felipe Calderon the winner.

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2006 with 117 to follow.
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