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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
By United Press International

Ex Maine Sen. Bill Hathaway dies at 89

AUGUSTA, Maine, June 25 (UPI) -- William D. Hathaway, a former Democratic senator and congressman from Maine, died, Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said Monday. He was 89.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008.
By United Press International

Commentary: Bipartisan manifesto

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The bipartisan conclave in Oklahoma this week was designed as a bridge between moderate Republicans and moderate Democrats.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2006 with 125 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2005 with 125 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 28, the 241st day of 2004 with 125 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2003 with 125 to follow.
By United Press International

Governors open annual meeting

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Education, health care and the economy top the agenda of this weekend's summer meeting of the National Governors Association in Indianapolis.

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2002 with 125 to follow.
By United Press International

Report: Little links detainees to Sept. 11

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A French national indicted on conspiracy charges Tuesday may be the only suspect in U.S. custody with a direct connection to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on N
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William S. Cohen
WAX2000032811 - 13 MARCH 2000 - HANOI, VIETNAM: Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai meets in his Hanoi office with Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, March 13. Cohen is the first U.S. defense secretary to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. jr/DoD/Helene C. Stikkel UPI.
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William Sebastian Cohen (born August 28, 1940) is an author and American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. A Republican, Cohen served as Secretary of Defense (1997–2001) under Democratic President Bill Clinton.

Cohen was born in Bangor, Maine. His mother, Clara (née Hartley), was of Protestant Irish ancestry, while his father, Reuben Cohen, was a Russian Jewish immigrant; the two owned the Bangor Rye Bread Co. Cohen attended Hebrew school as a child. When he was told that he would have to undergo a conversion ceremony, however, he decided not to follow through with the Bar Mitzvah. Instead, he followed his mother's example in refusing to convert to Judaism and became a Christian, specifically within the Unitarian Universalist tradition.

After graduating from Bangor High School in 1958, Cohen attended Bowdoin College, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin in 1962.

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