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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
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Police reports sought in hazing death

CHICAGO, March 26 (UPI) -- The lawyer for the family of a Northern Illinois University student who died in a 2012 hazing incident says he still awaits investigative police reports.

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NIU frat members charged in pledge's death

DEKALB, Ill., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Arrest warrants have been issued for 22 members of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Northern Illinois University in the death of a fraternity pledge.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.
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Political blogger Andrew Breitbart dead at 43

Political blogger Andrew Breitbart dead at 43

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- Blogger, TV commentator and author Andrew Breitbart has died of natural causes in Los Angeles, his Web site Big Hollywood announced Thursday. He was 43.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.
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Cheney chortles over Leahy confrontation

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Six years after telling Sen. Patrick Leahy to "(expletive) himself," former Vice President Dick Cheney is amused about ripping the Vermont Democrat.

Dennis Miller named TCM guest programmer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Comedian, author and commentator Dennis Miller has agreed to serve as a Turner Classic Movies guest programmer this fall, the U.S. network said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 3, 2008.
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Miller named USA Cares spokesman

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 7 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Dennis Miller has been named a spokesman for USA Cares, a non-profit group that provides assistance to military families in need.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007.
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Dennis Miller to host game show 'Amnesia'

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- NBC announced it hired U.S. comedian Dennis Miller as host of its upcoming TV quiz show "Amne$ia."

Dennis Miller to launch radio talk show

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Comedian and satirist Dennis Miller has signed on to host a three-hour syndicated U.S. talk show on Westwood One. Miller will discuss the day's news, take listeners' calls and interview guests when "The Dennis Miller Show" goes on the air in March.

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Dennis Miller
Actor Dennis Miller attends the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Oakland Athletics on July 17, 2006 at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

Dennis Miller (November 3, 1953) is a 5-time Emmy winning American stand-up comedian, political commentator, actor, sports commentator, and television and radio personality. He is known for his ability to improvise critical assessments laced with pop culture references. He rose to fame as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in 1985, and subsequently hosted a string of his own talk shows on HBO, CNBC and in syndication. He currently hosts a daily, three-hour, self-titled talk radio program, nationally syndicated by Westwood One.

In recent years, Miller has become known for his political opinions, emphasizing a hawkish stance on U.S. military action and supporting Republican presidential candidates. He is a regular political commentator on Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor in a segment called "Miller Time", and formerly on the network's Hannity & Colmes in a segment called "Real Free Speech."

Miller was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in Castle Shannon, a suburb of Pittsburgh, where he graduated from Keystone Oaks High School in 1971. His parents separated and Miller was raised by his mother, Norma, a dietitian. Miller is of Scottish descent. At Point Park University, he majored in journalism because he thought it would be easy: "I remember seeing All the President's Men and thinking Redford looked cool in his crinkled tie." He was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity. About his social status during this period, Miller writes: "When I went to college, I lived on campus, and the guys I hung out with made me do some things I'm not proud of, although they made the characters in Revenge of the Nerds look like the Rat Pack in 1962. I myself made that kid Booger look like Remington Steele" (I Rant, Therefore I Am).

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