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OKINAWA, Japan, May 12 (UPI) --United States Air Force confirms it has a contingency plan for dealing with Godzilla.
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Some Jesse Jackson Jr. possessions up for sale in online auction

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Signed Michael Jackson posters and Bruce Lee photos owned by former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. are drawing bids for hundreds of dollars in an online auction.

Martial artist-actor Jim Kelly of 'Enter the Dragon' dies at 67

LOS ANGELES, D.C., June 30 (UPI) -- Jim Kelly, a U.S. martial artist and actor who started with fung fu legend Bruce Lee in "Enter the Dragon," has died at 67, his ex-wife said on Facebook.
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty in a federal courtroom in Washington Wednesday to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds.

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Store urinater called himself Bruce Lee

CLEAR CREEK, Wis., May 16 (UPI) -- Authorities in Wisconsin said a man accused of urinating inside a convenience store identified himself to deputies as "Bruce Lee."

Bruce Lee's kin approves film trilogy

BEIJING, July 24 (UPI) -- Phoebe and Robert Lee, the siblings of the late martial arts icon Bruce Lee, have approved several biographical films about the U.S.-born Chinese star.

The Chinese dragon in Middle East politics

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- Enter the Dragon in Middle East politics. No, this is not the title of a remake of an old Bruce Lee film; rather, this title refers to China's new policies in countering Western influence for a piece of the Middle East's most important commodity -- oil.
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Students lobbying for Bruce Lee statue

SEATTLE, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A group of University of Washington students has collected more than 1,000 signatures as part of an effort to have a memorial built to Bruce Lee.

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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American and Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of modern times, and a cultural icon.

Lee was born in San Francisco, California in the United States, to parents of Hong Kong heritage but raised in Hong Kong until his late teens. Upon reaching the age of 18, Lee emigrated to the United States to claim his U.S. citizenship and receive his higher education. It was during this time he began teaching martial arts, which soon led to film and television roles.

His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, and sparked a major surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West in the 1970s. The direction and tone of his films changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in Hong Kong and the rest of the world as well. He is noted for his roles in five feature-length films, Lo Wei's The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; Warner Brothers' Enter the Dragon (1973), directed by Robert Clouse; and The Game of Death (1978), directed by Robert Clouse posthumously.

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