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This Day in History for August 11 – Watts Riots Begin and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio (More info)

1934 – The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island (More info)

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31 American Troops Killed in Afghanistan After Taliban Attack on Helicopter
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30 American Troops Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Attack

Editor's Note: This post has been updated to reflect that 30 American troops were killed in the attack, rather than 30, as initially reported.

Taliban insurgents shot down an American military helicopter in Afghanistan Saturday, killing 30 American troops, 7 Afghan commandos, and an interpreter multiple news outlets are reporting

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This Day in History for August 4 – Anne Frank Captured and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1892 – The parents of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home (More info)

1944 – A tip from a Dutch informer leads Nazis to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 4 – President Barack Obama, Jeff Gordon and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

President Barack Obama
Age: 50
Occupation: Politician
Known For: Currently serving as the 44th President of the United States, being the first African American to hold the office, and his unshakably cool public persona

Jeff Gordon
Age: 40
Occupation: NASCAR Driver
Known For: Winning 84 career races, holding three the Daytona 500 championships, and being the first driver to reach $100 million in career winnings in the Cup series

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Remember Hale-Bopp?

July 23rd marked the day in history when we could see the comet "Hale-Bopp" with the naked eye!

I remember vividly driving and looking up in the night sky July 23rd in 1997, and just being amazed that we could see it so vividly. I thought it was spectacular!

I looked it up on Wikipedia and found this information, in case you are interested.

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Facebook Launches Video Calls, Powered by Skype

Facebook finally settled the rumors on Wednesday. Through a partnership with Skype, Facebook is rolling out integrated video calling to the public beginning immediately.

The new integrated feature will not require the separate Skype client, but instead, just a touted “under 30 s

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Jumping Bunnies, The New Craze! [VIDEO]

Rabbits like to hop! That is hardly a secret. But now European rabbit enthusiasts have harnessed their bunnies' natural talents to create a new spectator sport... rabbit showjumping.

Read more: at Daily mail. And check out t

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US Named Funniest Country; Germany Named Least Funny

Maybe we should work on exporting some knock-knock jokes.

The US has been named the funniest country in a Badoo.com survey of 30,000 people from 15 nations around the globe, while Germany - long known for its poor sense of humor - kept up the stereotype by finishing at the bottom.

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Underwater Search And Rescue Robot Needed [VIDEO]

Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel and Franklin County Sheriffs Deputy Terry Brown visited us in studio this morning to talk about the need for a Sarbot Underwater Search and Rescue Robot! Find out more about the Sarbot device  created by SeaBotix.

The response time for rescuing people from the Rivers is amazing with this robot!

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Royal Wedding In Pictures!

We are now ready to share the royal wedding album!

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Blake Shelton & Other Stars Respond to Osama Death!

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From Tasteofcountry.com

On Sunday, May 1, 2011, the world learned that Osama bin Laden has been killed in a sting operation by the United States military. The news comes nearly 10 years after he led terrorist atta

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Details On U.S. Raid That Killed Osama Bin Laden

The team returned to Afghanistan with bin Laden's body, U.S. officials said. NBC News reported that bin Laden was later buried at sea.

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