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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
New Batsuit is 'mind-bending,' Kevin Smith says

New Batsuit is 'mind-bending,' Kevin Smith says

(UPI) --Filmmaker Kevin Smith has seen a photo of Ben Affleck wearing the Batsuit and said he loves it.
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'Kinky Boots' cast to raise money for True Colors Fund

'Kinky Boots' cast to raise money for True Colors Fund

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The stars of "Kinky Boots" are to appear alongside the Broadway musical's composer, Cyndi Lauper, for her True Colors Cabaret benefit, producers said.
Kevin Smith to start shooting horror movie 'Tusk' in N.C.

Kevin Smith to start shooting horror movie 'Tusk' in N.C.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Writer-director Kevin Smith is to begin shooting his walrus-themed horror movie "Tusk" in Charlotte, N.C., next month, Demarest Films announced.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
By United Press International
Chase, Carell, Smith and Christie mourn the loss of Gandolfini

Chase, Carell, Smith and Christie mourn the loss of Gandolfini

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- David Chase, the creator of the New Jersey mob drama "The Sopranos," declared its late star James Gandolfini one of "the greatest actors of this or any time."
The Issue: Sequester -- No tours, no flyovers and longer waits to reach the Capitol

The Issue: Sequester -- No tours, no flyovers and longer waits to reach the Capitol

The deadline for the sequester came and went. An automatic $85 billion, across-the-board cuts in spending for U.S. defense and domestic programs went into effect March 1 and – so far – calamity has been avoided.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Filmmaker Kevin Smith penning 'Clerks III'

Filmmaker Kevin Smith penning 'Clerks III'

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- New Jersey-born writer-director Kevin Smith says he has started writing "Clerks III" and expects it will be "the best film I'll ever make."
Gov. Christie: 'Shame on Congress'

Gov. Christie: 'Shame on Congress'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. House adjourned Wednesday without considering relief for Superstorm Sandy victims, despite calls by the president, governors and lawmakers to do so.

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Obama floats $1.6T plan to raise taxes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama will push a $1.6 trillion plan to hike taxes for the rich and corporations in talks on averting the looming fiscal cliff, the White House said.
U.S. could hit debt ceiling by year's end

U.S. could hit debt ceiling by year's end

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. government likely will hit its $16.4 trillion debt limit by year's end, giving more urgency to avoiding the fiscal cliff, the Treasury Department said.

CBO: Fiscal 2012 deficit is $1.1 trillion

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. government budget deficit for fiscal 2012 year was $1.1 trillion, $200 billion less than the 2011 deficit, the Congressional Budget Office reported.
House Dems rip GOP for leaving Washington

House Dems rip GOP for leaving Washington

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Democrat after Democrat spoke Friday in a near-empty U.S. House chamber, criticizing Republican leaders for going into recess while major bills languish.

NFL: Detroit 27, St. Louis 23

DETROIT, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford found Kevin Smith on a five-yard touchdown pass with 10 seconds to play Sunday, boosting the Detroit Lions to a 27-23 win over St. Louis.

Obama orders $30M more in farm drought aid

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said he ordered an additional $30 million to help crop and livestock farmers crippled by a "devastating" and "historic drought."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012.
By United Press International
S. Baptists: Gay marriage no civil right

S. Baptists: Gay marriage no civil right

NEW ORLEANS, June 21 (UPI) -- The Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in New Orleans, has approved a resolution that declares same-sex marriage is not a civil right.
Kevin Smith to host film-talk series

Kevin Smith to host film-talk series

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- Filmmakers Kevin Smith and Richard Linklater are working on original series for Hulu, the U.S.-based online video-streaming service said.
AMC orders more 'Comic Book Men,' 'Talking Dead'

AMC orders more 'Comic Book Men,' 'Talking Dead'

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network AMC says it has ordered 16-episode sophomore seasons of its unscripted series "Comic Book Men" and "Talking Dead."
Ansari, Merchant on board for comedy fest

Ansari, Merchant on board for comedy fest

CHICAGO, April 10 (UPI) -- Vince Vaughn, Aziz Ansari, Stephen Merchant and Bill Engvall are booked to perform at the fourth annual Just For Laughs festival in Chicago, TBS said Tuesday.

Helicopter crash case goes to jury

PORTLAND, Ore., March 15 (UPI) -- A $117 million lawsuit involving a helicopter crash in California that killed nine firefighters was sent to a jury for deliberation Thursday.

Spitzer call girl to open undies shop

RED BANK, N.J., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Ashley Dupre, the "escort" whose relationship with New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer made her notorious, plans to sell lingerie on the Jersey Shore.

Alleged dog killer's conviction overturned

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A California appeals court has thrown out the conviction of a man who was sentenced to 36 years in prison for allegedly beating a dog to death with a hammer.

NFL:Detroit 38, San Diego 10

DETROIT, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford hurled a trio of TD passes Saturday, boosting the Detroit Lions to their first playoff appearance since 1999 with a 38-10 win over San Diego.
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