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A man, a plan: The Panama Canal at 100 years old

A man, a plan: The Panama Canal at 100 years old

PANAMA CITY, Panama, Aug. 15 (UPI) --The Panama Canal opened for business 100 years ago Friday and has seen nearly a million ships pass through it.
Ed Adamczyk
Europe notes 100th anniversary of World War I

Europe notes 100th anniversary of World War I

PARIS, July 30 (UPI) --Commemorations have begun across Europe, noting the 100th anniversary of the start of world War I.
Ed Adamczyk
The Great War Redux

The Great War Redux

July 28 marks the centenary of the start of World War I, tragically and wrongly described by President Woodrow Wilson as the "war to end all wars."
Harlan Ullman

Poor prenatal care driving change in developing nations

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) --The World Health Organization reports women should attend at least four visits to a doctor during a pregnancy, many women in developing countries attend none.
Elle Calderone, Medill News Service
Bachelet outlines Chile's reform-filled future

Bachelet outlines Chile's reform-filled future

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) --Newly re-elected Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is eager to tackle her country's income inequality, with educational and tax reforms at the top of the agenda
Lindsey Holden, Medill News Service
Experts: Unaccompanied child immigrants fleeing crime and abuse

Experts: Unaccompanied child immigrants fleeing crime and abuse

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) --Gang violence and domestic abuse are driving thousands of Central America children across the U.S. border, a top immigration advocate said Monday.
Christen Simeral, Medill News Service
Too many archdukes, too many bullets

Too many archdukes, too many bullets

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) --From Libya in the west to Pakistan and India in the east, these regions are filled with ticking time bombs that could easily explode into major conflict.
Harlan Ullman
Democracy ain't always a good export

Democracy ain't always a good export

Exporting democracy as America has tried through colossally failed military interventions into regions and cultures that reject such efforts will not work.
Harlan Ullman

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 14, 2014.
By United Press International

Report recommends limiting Border Patrol's use of deadly force

WASHINGTON, Del., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Border Patrol needs stricter standards on the use of deadly force by its agents, an independent review commissioned by the agency said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
By United Press International

WH: Obama wants to work with Congress, but will use executive order

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- President Obama wants to work with the U.S. Congress, but isn't afraid to wield his executive pen if needed, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.
By United Press International
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Woodrow Wilson
Daniel Ayalon, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, speaks to those gathered at the Woodrow Wilson Center regarding "Strategic Challenges Facing Israel in the Region," on October 21, 2002 in Washington...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)
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Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 - February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. A leader of the Progressive Movement, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, and then as the Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913. With Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft dividing the Republican Party vote, Wilson was elected President as a Democrat in 1912. He is the only U.S. President to hold a Ph.D. degree, which he obtained from Johns Hopkins University.

In his first term, Wilson persuaded a Democratic Congress to pass the Federal Reserve Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Federal Farm Loan Act and America's first-ever federal progressive income tax in the Revenue Act of 1913. Wilson brought many white Southerners into his administration, and tolerated their expansion of segregation in many federal agencies.

Narrowly re-elected in 1916, Wilson's second term centered on World War I. He based his re-election campaign around the slogan "he kept us out of war", but U.S. neutrality was challenged in early 1917 when the German government sent the Zimmermann Telegram to Mexico and proposed a military alliance in a war against the U.S., and began unrestricted submarine warfare, sinking, without warning, every American merchant ship its submarines could find. In April 1917 Wilson asked Congress to declare war.

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