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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.
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List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

Irish poet Seamus Heaney laid to rest in hometown graveyard

BELLAGHY, Northern Ireland, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney was laid to rest Monday in the village in Northern Ireland where he was born.

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I wish someone had said that

I wish someone had said that

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Harlan Ullman says there are three main issues candidates should address: U.S. infrastructure, foreign policy crises and U.S. political stalemate.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 26, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 6, 2012.
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Desperate and not serious yet again?

BRUSSELS, March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. politics interjected itself at a recent high-profile international conference and the United States didn't come out looking like a world leader.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.
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List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

Jones, Hawkins to star in 'Profession'

NEW YORK, July 19 (UPI) -- Cherry Jones and Sally Hawkins are set to headline the Broadway production of "Mrs. Warren's Profession," the Roundabout Theatre Company said Monday.
Olympia Dukakis cast in Williams play

Olympia Dukakis cast in Williams play

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- Olympia Dukakis and Cherry Jones have signed up to star in productions for New York's Roundabout Theatre Company for the 2010-11 theater season.
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Nobel Prize in Literature 1925

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems, but have a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable. Shaw examined education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.

He was most angered by what he perceived as the exploitation of the working class. An ardent socialist, Shaw wrote many brochures and speeches for the Fabian Society. He became an accomplished orator in the furtherance of its causes, which included gaining equal rights for men and women, alleviating abuses of the working class, rescinding private ownership of productive land, and promoting healthy lifestyles. For a short time he was active in local politics, serving on the London County Council.

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