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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
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Little known in how to treat caffeine disorder

Little known in how to treat caffeine disorder

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Caffeine is the most widely used drug, but little is known about helping those who depend on it -- or who cannot give it up, U.S. researchers say.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
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Jon Cryer: Duckie was not gay

Jon Cryer: Duckie was not gay

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jon Cryer says Duckie, the quirky character he played in "Pretty in Pink," was not gay, despite his co-star's recent statements saying he was.
'Home Alone' house sold for $1.6M

'Home Alone' house sold for $1.6M

CHICAGO, March 9 (UPI) -- The 14-room suburban Chicago house in which the big-screen comedy "Home Alone" was shot has been sold for nearly $1.6 million after 10 months on the market.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.
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Man 'always wanted' police to chase him

BUTTE, Mont., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A Montana man who told police he led them on a chase because he "just always wanted to do that" was fined $1,000 for reckless driving.

John Hughes's Chicago North Shore mansion for sale

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The mansion on Chicago's North Shore where filmmaker John Hughes lived has been listed for sale by his widow.
Titans' Britt enters not guilty plea

Titans' Britt enters not guilty plea

HOBOKEN, N.J., July 12 (UPI) -- Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has pleaded not guilty in New Jersey to three disorderly persons offenses and will face trial Sept. 20.

Prison sentence for Welsh starer

FLINTSHIRE, Wales, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A court in Flintshire, Wales, found a pensioner guilty of harassment for incessantly watching and filming his neighbors.

Crime buff creates NYC mob app

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A New York crime buff has provided a guide to decades of Mafia history in the city with a Mafia Maps phone application.
'Breakfast Club' set for Blu-ray release

'Breakfast Club' set for Blu-ray release

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. high-school film classic "The Breakfast Club" is being released for the first time on Blu-ray in honor of its 25th anniversary.
John Hughes doc to air on Encore

John Hughes doc to air on Encore

BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Encore says it is planning the world television premiere of "Don't You Forget About Me," a documentary about the late U.S. filmmaker John Hughes.
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