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U.S. Air Force confirms it could take out Godzilla

U.S. Air Force confirms it could take out Godzilla

OKINAWA, Japan, May 12 (UPI) --United States Air Force confirms it has a contingency plan for dealing with Godzilla.
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Chuck Norris turns 74, continues to be a badass

Chuck Norris turns 74, continues to be a badass

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- American martial artist and actor Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris turned 74 years old Tuesday.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 10, 2014.
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Chuck Norris parodies Jean-Claude Van Damme splits

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A Hungarian animation firm spoofed Jean-Claude Van Damme's Volvo ad by featuring Chuck Norris doing the splits atop two airplanes, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Chuck Norris trumps Jean-Claude Van Damme in 'Epic Christmas Split' parody

Chuck Norris trumps Jean-Claude Van Damme in 'Epic Christmas Split' parody

Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Chuck Norris showed Jean-Claude Van Damme who the real epic split master is in a viral video titled "Greetings From Chuck (the epic Christmas split)."
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Doritos taco shell inventor dies of cancer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Todd Mills, the Arkansas man whose idea for Doritos as taco shells spawned $1 billion in Taco Bell sales, has died of brain cancer, family said. He was 41.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 10, 2013.
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Baby becomes Internet star after surgery

CLEVELAND, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The parents of a 3-month-old boy who received open heart surgery in Ohio said a picture of the infant recovering has made him an Internet celebrity.

Michael Jackson photoshopped on fresco

BORJA, Spain, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Images of Michael Jackson and other pop icons have been photoshopped over that of Jesus in a Spanish fresco defaced by a woman who says she tried to restore it.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 10, 2012.
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Stuntman killed on 'The Expendables 2' set

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A stuntman working on the Hollywood film "The Expendables 2" was killed and another man was seriously injured in an explosion in Bulgaria, police said.
George Bush to present Norris with award

George Bush to present Norris with award

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 24 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is set to present the McLane Leadership in Business Award to film and TV star Chuck Norris

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Norris, 67, worries about McCain's age, 71

Norris, 67, worries about McCain's age, 71

HOUSTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood tough guy Chuck Norris questioned whether Sen. John McCain was too old to be U.S. president, prompting McCain to threaten to sic his mama on Norris.
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Film and TV star Chuck Norris, while on a week-long USO tour, playfully puts a choke hold on US Marine Nathaniel Sapp of Niskayuna, New York during a visit to Combat Outpost Rawah in Al Anbar Province, Iraq on October 30, 2006. (UPI Photo/Mike Theiler/USO)
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Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, action star and television and film actor who is known for action roles such as Cordell Walker on Walker, Texas Ranger, his iconically tough image and roundhouse kick.

Norris was born in Ryan, Oklahoma, the son of Wilma (née Scarberry) and Ray Norris, who was a mechanic, bus driver, and truck driver. Norris' paternal grandfather (an immigrant) and maternal grandmother were of Irish descent, while his paternal grandmother and maternal grandfather were Cherokee Native Americans. Norris was named after Carlos Berry, his father's minister. He has two younger brothers, Wieland (deceased) and Aaron (a Hollywood producer). When Norris was sixteen, his parents divorced, and he later relocated to Prairie Village, Kansas, and then to Torrance, California, with his mother and brothers. Norris describes his childhood as downbeat. He was nonathletic, shy, and scholastically mediocre. Other children taunted him about his mixed ethnicity, and Norris daydreamed about beating up his tormentors. Norris mentioned in his autobiography that his father had a very serious problem with drinking and "wasn't there" a lot for him growing up. Norris admitted that he loved his father but did not like him. However, he professed that he only felt pity for the man because "that was just how he was, and he missed so much."

He joined the United States Air Force as an Air Policeman (AP) in 1958 and was sent to Osan Air Base, South Korea. It was there that Norris acquired the nickname Chuck and began his training in Tang Soo Do (tangsudo), an interest that led to black belts in that art and the founding of the Chun Kuk Do ("Universal Way") form. He created the education associations United Fighting Arts Federation and "KickStart" (formerly "Kick Drugs Out of America"), a middle school and high school–based program intended to give at-risk children a focus point in life through the martial arts. When he returned to the United States, he continued to act as an AP at March Air Force Base, California. Norris was discharged in August 1962. He worked for the Northrop Corporation and opened a chain of karate schools, which Chad McQueen, Steve McQueen's son, attended.

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