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Michigan woman could face charges for fake kidnapping

Michigan woman could face charges for fake kidnapping

DETROIT, Aug. 11 (UPI) --A young Michigan woman cost a hard-pressed city "quite a bit of money" in police time and resources by faking a kidnapping, an official said Monday.
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Original hard drives seized in Kendrick Johnson investigation

VALDOSTA, Ga., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Surveillance videos from a Georgia high school where Kendrick Johnson was found dead have been subpoenaed in an ongoing investigation.

U.S. to investigate death of Kendrick Johnson

ATLANTA, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A federal prosecutor said Thursday he will formally review the death of Georgia teenager Kendrick Johnson, which local authorities determined was accidental.

Autopsy: Georgia teen's death not an accident

VALDOSTA, Ga., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Questions are being raised about the death of a Georgia teen whose body was found rolled up inside a gym wresting mat earlier this year, family members say.
Filmmaker Michael Moore files for divorce from wife of 21 years

Filmmaker Michael Moore files for divorce from wife of 21 years

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has filed for divorce from producer Kathleen Glynn, his wife of 21 years, Michigan court records show.

Scotland defends defense capabilities

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 2 (UPI) -- An independent Scotland will have a top-notch fighting force but will not waste its money on maintaining a nuclear arsenal, a minister said Tuesday.

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North Texas uncle arrested in death of niece, 16, found in trunk

GREENVILLE, Texas, May 7 (UPI) -- An uncle of a 16-year-old North Texas girl killed and left in a trunk in November has been arrested in her death, officials say.

Florida law deemed unconstitutional

MIAMI, May 7 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that struck down a Florida law prohibiting the state and local governments from hiring companies with ties to Cuba.

Michael Moore honors librarians at Notable Books event

LANSING, Mich., April 28 (UPI) -- Award-winning U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore saluted librarians, saying they are "among the most dangerous people in society."

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Palestinian filmmaker Burnat detained at LAX on way to Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Emad Burnat, the Palestinian co-director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "5 Broken Cameras," was detained by officials at Los Angeles International Airport.

Scotland releases independence timetable

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- If Scottish voters approve independence in an October 2014 referendum, the wish will become a fact in March 2016, the Scottish National Party said Tuesday.

Vote on Scotland leaving U.K. OK'd

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- An agreement that allows Scots to vote on independence from British rule is a "significant step," Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said Monday.

Deal reached on Scotland independence vote

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Britain's prime minister will sign an agreement Monday that will lead to a vote on Scottish independence in 2014, the first secretary for Scotland announced.
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Michael Moore
Michael Moore arrives for the 80th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2008. (UPI Photo/Phil McCarten)

Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American filmmaker, author and liberal political commentator. He is the director and producer of Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko, and Capitalism: A Love Story, four of the top ten highest-grossing documentaries of all time. In September 2008, he released his first free movie on the Internet, Slacker Uprising, documenting his personal crusade to encourage more Americans to vote in presidential elections. He has also written and starred in the TV shows TV Nation and The Awful Truth.

Moore criticizes globalization, large corporations, assault weapon ownership, U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, the Iraq War, the American health care system and Capitalism in his written and cinematic works.

Moore was born in Flint, Michigan and raised in Davison, a suburb of Flint, by parents Veronica (née Wall), a secretary, and Frank Moore, an automotive assembly-line worker. At that time, the city of Flint was home to many General Motors factories, where his parents and grandfather worked. His uncle LaVerne was one of the founders of the United Automobile Workers labor union and participated in the Flint Sit-Down Strike. Moore has described his parents as "Irish Catholic Democrats, basic liberal good people."

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