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Cantor backs McCarthy to replace him as majority leader

Cantor backs McCarthy to replace him as majority leader

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --House Majority Leader Eric Cantor began saying his goodbyes less than 24 hours after he was unseated by his tea party opponent in his primary.
Gabrielle Levy
UPI Horse Racing Roundup

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California Chrome comes up short of the Triple Crown at Belmont, Australia delivers the goods at Epsom in a busy weekend of Thoroughbred racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
The longest day and our finest hour

The longest day and our finest hour

My wednesday column
Harlan Ullman
Mary Soames, Winston Churchill's daughter, dies

Mary Soames, Winston Churchill's daughter, dies

LONDON, June 1 (UPI) --Mary Soames, the last-surviving child of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, dies at age 91.
Danielle Haynes
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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Kevin Spacey to play Winston Churchill in new film

Kevin Spacey to play Winston Churchill in new film

March 26 (UPI) -- Kevin Spacey is set to play Winston Churchill in the upcoming film "Captain of the Gate."
Annie Martin
Ted Cruz down with mysterious tattooed posters

Ted Cruz down with mysterious tattooed posters

March 18 (UPI) -- Strange posters featuring the likeness of Ted Cruz have begun popping up at hot spots in Los Angeles, depicting the Texas senator bare-chested, covered in ink.
Gabrielle Levy

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
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Week of mourning and Mandela funeral schedule announced

Week of mourning and Mandela funeral schedule announced

Dec. 6 (UPI) -- South African President Jacob Zuma announced Friday the funeral plans to honor the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who passed away yesterday at the age of 95.
JC Finley

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.
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Winston Churchill
NXP661824-13 FEBRUARY 1997 - MOSCOW, USSR: Statesman Averell Harriman (c) is seen in a 1942 file photo sitting between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (l) and Soviet strongman Josef Stalin at the Kremlin. Harriman's wife Pamela Harriman who served as the US's ambassador to France was remembered today by President Clinton in a moving ceremeony in Washington, DC. UPI cs/files
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, DL, FRS (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (WWII). He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders. He served as Prime Minister twice (1940–45 and 1951–55). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. To date, he is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and he was the first person created an honorary citizen of the United States.

Churchill was born into the aristocratic family of the Dukes of Marlborough. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a charismatic politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jenny Jerome, an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Sudan and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and through books he wrote about his campaigns.

At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before WWI, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of the Asquith Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign, which he had sponsored, caused his departure from government. He then served briefly on the Western Front, commanding the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He returned to government as Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War, and Secretary of State for Air. After the War, Churchill served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Conservative (Baldwin) government of 1924–29, controversially returning the pound sterling in 1925 to the gold standard at its pre-War parity, a move widely seen as creating deflationary pressure on the UK economy. Also controversial were Churchill's opposition to increased home rule for India, and his resistance to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII.

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