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Horse racing roundup

California Chrome heads to Belmont Park bearing hopes of a Triple Crown. Lots of world-class racing action around the globe.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer

Couple wed during Cowboy Church service at Fort Worth Stock Show

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- An Iowa couple tied the knot in a Western-themed wedding during Cowboy Church services at the Fort Worth Stock Show in Texas.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.
By United Press International
A broke and broken U.S. government

A broke and broken U.S. government

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- American must demand the U.S. government does its job or face a very dark future.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
By United Press International
At least 16 people died in Okla. tornadoes; search on for missing

At least 16 people died in Okla. tornadoes; search on for missing

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 3 (UPI) -- A deadly storm that spawned five tornadoes late last week killed at least 16 people across Oklahoma. Officials said Monday they fear the death toll will rise.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Can Orb go on to win the Triple Crown?

Can Orb go on to win the Triple Crown?

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Flash mob helps woman propose ... Library book returned 69 years late ... Box of gold and silver returned to owner ... Boats restricted to stop highway flashing ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Flash mob helps woman propose

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 12 (UPI) -- A dancing flash mob at an Oklahoma airport culminated in a woman asking for her boyfriend's hand in marriage after his two-year absence.

A ray of hope

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama can enhance the U.S. stance internationally by putting John Kerry and Chuck Hagel in his Cabinet as state and defense secretaries.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Theater producer Martin Richards dead at 80

Theater producer Martin Richards dead at 80

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Theater and film producer Martin Richards has died at his Manhattan home, his representatives said. He was 80.
Abraham to replace Easton in MTC's 'Golden Age'

Abraham to replace Easton in MTC's 'Golden Age'

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Two days before Terrence McNally's new play "Golden Age" is to begin previews, Manhattan Theatre Club said F. Murray Abraham is to replace Richard Easton.
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Will Rogers
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William "Will" Penn Adair Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer, actor, and one of the best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s.

Known as Oklahoma's favorite son, Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma). He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 "talkies"), wrote more than 4,000 nationally-syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure. By the mid-1930s, Rogers was adored by the American people. He was the leading political wit of the Progressive Era, and was the top-paid Hollywood movie star at the time. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed near Barrow, Alaska.

His vaudeville rope act led to success in the Ziegfeld Follies, which in turn led to the first of his many movie contracts. His 1920s syndicated newspaper column and his radio appearances increased his visibility and popularity. Rogers crusaded for aviation expansion, and provided Americans with first-hand accounts of his world travels. His earthy anecdotes and folksy style allowed him to poke fun at gangsters, prohibition, politicians, government programs, and a host of other controversial topics in a way that was readily appreciated by a national audience, with no one offended. His short aphorisms, couched in humorous terms, were widely quoted: "I am not a member of an organized political party. I am a Democrat."

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