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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.

MLB: Colorado 11, Washington 10 (11 inn.)

DENVER, June 28 (UPI) -- A bloop single by Marco Scutaro drove in Jonathan Herrera from third with two out in the 11th inning Thursday, giving Colorado a wild 11-10 win over Washington.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 25, 2012.
By United Press International

Dougherty siblings plead not guilty in Ga.

ALBANY, Ga., May 15 (UPI) -- Two brothers and a sister arrested in a shootout with police in Colorado pleaded not guilty in Georgia Tuesday to federal charges including bank robbery.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, April 23, 2012.
By United Press International
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People in the news

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Snooki, Moore top Worst Dressed list

Snooki, Moore top Worst Dressed list

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Snooki, Julianne Moore and Christina Aguilera were among the worst-dressed celebrities of 2011, American fashion critic Roger Stone has declared.

Bar owner accused of rape, serving minors

HURON, S.D., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A South Dakota bar owner arrested last week on charges of rape and serving alcohol to minors faces five new counts of supplying alcohol to underage drinkers.
Entertainers back Occupy movement

Entertainers back Occupy movement

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Musicians are putting together an album that will be sold to raise money for the anti-greed Occupy protesters across the United States, project organizers say.
Portland shuts down Occupy encampment

Portland shuts down Occupy encampment

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Police in Portland, Ore., cleared an encampment and arrested nine Occupy Portland protesters early Tuesday as Tennessee officials agreed to end curfew arrests.
Occupy Wall Street gets union support

Occupy Wall Street gets union support

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The union representing New York City transit workers has come out in support of Occupy Wall Street protesters demanding U.S. social and economic policy changes.

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Beastie Boys, The Cure get Rock Hall nods ... Michael Moore backs Wall Street activists ... No plans for Middleton to pose for Vogue ... Farmer stops Rihanna's video shoot ... News from United Press International.

Michael Moore backs Wall Street activists

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Michael Moore conveyed his support to Occupy Wall Street activists, joining them at a park near Wall Street, as the protest expanded to other cities.
Michael Moore urges Georgia boycott

Michael Moore urges Georgia boycott

ATLANTA, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Michael Moore called for a boycott of Georgia this week after the state executed prison inmate Troy Davis for a murder Davis swore he did not commit.
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Michael Moore arrives for the 80th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2008. (UPI Photo/Phil McCarten)
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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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