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Syria: Strategic or tragic?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- There is agreement that more active engagement by the Obama administration from increasing humanitarian assistance to arming the Syrian opposition is needed and needed now.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Sorkin says he and Hoffman talked about drug addiction

Sorkin says he and Hoffman talked about drug addiction

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood screenwriter and producer Aaron Sorkin says he and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman bonded over their shared battle with drug addiction.
Aaron Sorkin: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death saved 10 lives

Aaron Sorkin: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death saved 10 lives

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin remembered his late friend and fellow addict Philip Seymour Hoffman in a piece he wrote for Time magazine.
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Broadway lights will be dimmed for Philip Seymour Hoffman

Broadway lights will be dimmed for Philip Seymour Hoffman

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The Broadway League says theater marquee lights will be dimmed for a minute Wednesday night in honor of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC

Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- No cause of death reported for Philip Seymour Hoffman, but police source said it was likely a drug overdose.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com

Secret identity behind Great Train Robbery to be revealed

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The mystery insider who made Britain's 1963 Great Train Robbery possible will be revealed in a documentary to be aired this year.

Ex-Ohio Congressman Charlie Wilson, 70, dies

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio, April 14 (UPI) -- Former Ohio congressman Charlie Wilson died Sunday in Florida of complications from a stroke he suffered in February, his family said. He was 70.

The revenge of unintended consequences

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Unintended consequences often combine the most diabolical of dangers with the greatest of huge rewards. This Janus-like face of danger and reward is often unrecognized and even ignored in the taking of major decisions by states and leaders.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Bieber's 'Believe Acoustic' tops U.S. album chart

Bieber's 'Believe Acoustic' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber's "Believe Acoustic" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Commentary: Whither or wither Pakistan?

Commentary: Whither or wither Pakistan?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Pakistan imbroglio that baffled the retiring U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a blend of overheated rhetoric, unhinged hyperbole and multidimensional chess.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Authorities pull two people from mud

OAK ISLAND, N.C., April 14 (UPI) -- Authorities in North Carolina said a sheriff's captain freed two people who were stuck up to their underarms in a marsh's thick black mud.
Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson dies

Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson dies

LUFKIN, Texas, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-Texas, whose exploits were chronicled in a book and movie, died Wednesday in Texas, hospital officials say.
Sorkin penning Clooney's 'Challenge'

Sorkin penning Clooney's 'Challenge'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio has hired Aaron Sorkin to write "The Challenge," a military courtroom drama that George Clooney may star in and direct.

Journalist suing over 'Charlie' clip

TORONTO, April 26 (UPI) -- A Canadian-born journalist is suing Universal Studios for a clip featured in the movie "Charlie Wilson's War," court documents show.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Pizzeria owner cooked up fake $50s … 'This is Hillary' but not THAT Hillary … Woman, 66, catches alleged robber … Police: Car alarms deter home burglars … The world as we know it from UPI.
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Former Congressman Charlie Wilson speaks during the 2008 White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington on April 26, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Pool)
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Charles A. "Charlie" Wilson (b.January 18, 1943 in Bridgeport, Ohio) is a Democratic politician from the U.S State of Ohio. He currently serves in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Wilson was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1996 and to the State Senate in 2004. In 2006, he was elected to serve as the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 6th congressional district, the seat formerly held by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland.

Wilson is a graduate of Ohio University and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He has four sons and nine grandchildren. He has spent his career in the funeral home business. He is of no relation to former Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Charlie Wilson."
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