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National Mall mowing volunteer awarded money, chainsaw

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The man who took it upon himself to mow the lawn on Washington's National Mall during the government shutdown was awarded cash and a chainsaw.

One-man 'Memorial Militia' took over National Mall cleaning

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The one-man "Memorial Militia" who has been cleaning up the National Mall in Washington during the government shutdown said authorities have asked him to stop.

NRA: Democrats used Newtown 'opportunity' to push gun control

HOUSTON, May 4 (UPI) -- National Rifle Association members at the group's national convention in Houston are celebrating legislative victories and taking aim at gun control advocates.
NRA's message at convention: The fight is not over

NRA's message at convention: The fight is not over

HOUSTON, May 2 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association's annual convention in Houston is designed to be a conference about issues and not a victory celebration, its spokesman said.

Gun groups say they're wary of Obama

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Gun groups said they are distrustful of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's pledge that gun owners don't have to worry about their rights during his watch.
Bush's statement on financial markets

Bush's statement on financial markets

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Following are remarks on the economy made Friday by U.S. President George Bush in Washington.

NRA sets $15M sight on Obama

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- The powerful National Rifle Association says it plans to spend $15 million to try to paint Sen. Barack Obama as a threat to the Second Amendment.

NRA may endorse presidential pick early

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association may endorse a U.S. presidential hopeful months earlier than usual, The Washington Times reported Tuesday.

Calif. skeds primary on Jewish holiday

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- California Jewish groups are upset by the timing of an election to replace Chris Cox, who has left Congress to head the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Davis does not want homeland job

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Aides to powerful House Republican Tom Davis of Virginia are dismissing speculation that he might be the next chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.

Lawmakers head for homeland retreat

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- The 34 members of the House Committee on Homeland Security will head to the swank Wye River resort Monday for a two-day bipartisan retreat.

Biowar: Hill changes are little help

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Two new committees on Capitol Hill will simplify the funding and oversight of biodefense programs but not enough to avoid significant duplication of effort.
DEE ANN DIVIS, Senior Science & Technology Editor

More DHS officials quit in Ridge's wake

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Many senior officials in the Department of Homeland Security are resigning in the wake of the departure of their boss, Tom Ridge.

Suspension of Russia's G-8 status sought

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A bill seeking Russia's suspension from the Group of Eight industrialized democracies was introduced in the U.S. Senate Friday.

The Web: The taxman cometh

Another in a series of UPI articles examining the current state and future prospects of the global telecommunications network known as the Internet. Is the taxman about to pay a visit to the World Wide Web? That is the current fear of some online merchant
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, United Press International
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Charles Christopher Cox (born October 16, 1952, in St. Paul, Minnesota), is a former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a 17-year Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, and member of the White House staff in the administration of President Ronald Reagan. Prior to his Washington service he was a practicing attorney, teacher, and entrepreneur.

After graduating from Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, Minnesota in 1970, Cox earned his B.A. at the University of Southern California in 1973, following an accelerated three-year course. He was also a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. In 1977 he earned both an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

In 1978, Cox was paralyzed from the waist down following a serious off-road Jeep accident in the rainforest on the Hawaiʻian island of Molokaʻi. He eventually regained the ability to walk, but wore a harness of steel bars and leather straps for six months. He still has two metal screws in his back, and according to a 2005 Fortune magazine profile, “has been in pain every day for the past 27 years.” Since he can't sit for extended periods of time, he has a special desk that allows him to work while standing.

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