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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 24, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
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Blizzard hits England, France and Belgium

LONDON, March 13 (UPI) -- Hundreds of drivers got stuck in southeastern England as a blizzard fouled roads Tuesday on both sides of the English Channel, police said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.
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Descent into hell: The demise of American politics

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. politics are in a dangerous downwards spiral. And no one is at the controls.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Poll: Brits don't like hunting with hounds

LONDON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Brits remain strongly opposed to fox and deer hunting with dogs and to any efforts to lift the current legal ban, a poll released Wednesday indicated.
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

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.
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Library book returned after 78 years ... Strip club smoke source was fog machine ... Man arrested in underwear attack ... Police: Stolen trailers used for bunker ... Watercooler stories from UPI.

Library book returned after 78 years

CHICAGO, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The Chicago Public Library said the 101,301 overdue items returned during its amnesty period included a book due 78 years ago.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 4, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 24, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
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The threat to books

ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- How much do we value books these days? It is a question that the Swiss people will answer in a referendum March 11.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.
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Oscar Wilde's memorial gets glass barrier

Oscar Wilde's memorial gets glass barrier

PARIS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Oscar Wilde's tombstone will be surrounded by a glass barrier to prevent tourists at Paris' Pere Lachaise cemetery from kissing the monument, officials said.

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Pacino radio documentary to air on BBC

Pacino radio documentary to air on BBC

LONDON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Actor Al Pacino has made a British radio documentary about his new film "Wilde Salome" and the inspiration behind his interpretation of Oscar Wilde's 1891 play.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.
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Wilde letters sell for $54,000 at auction

DERBY, England, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Five letters written by Irish author Oscar Wilde fetched a total of $54,000 at a sale in Derby, England, auctioneers Bamfords of Derby said.
George Michael moves to softer prison

George Michael moves to softer prison

LONDON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- British pop icon George Michael has been moved to a lower-security prison to serve the rest of his sentence for crashing his vehicle while on drugs.

'Earnest' headed back to Broadway

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Brian Bedford is to direct and star in a new Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest," the Roundabout Theatre Co. said.
Abrams, Ronan to be honored at Irish gala

Abrams, Ronan to be honored at Irish gala

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S.-Ireland Alliance says it plans to honor J.J. Abrams, Saoirse Ronan and Seamus McGarvey at a gala in Los Angeles.
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