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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Hosni Mubarak steps down after nearly 30 years as president of Egypt, Whitney Houston drowns in her bathtub … on this date in history. Today is Thursday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2016 with 324 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury and Venus. Evening stars …

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2015

Sometimes the act of dying, by itself, represents a type of victory. Such was the case for Richard “Dick” Walters, who was a leader in the effort to get the state of Vermont to pass aid-in-dying legislation. Diagnosed with lung cancer, Walters ultimately used the law to end his own …

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2015 with 323 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune Uranus and Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius. They include Englishman Henry Fox Talbot, …

Funeral home denies role in Houston casket photo

  NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The owner of the Newark, N.J., funeral home that handled services for Whitney Houston says the home had nothing to do with a photograph that surfaced showing the singer’s body in an open casket.  But Carolyn Whigham of Whigham Funeral Home and two pastors say …