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Tasty Summer Cocktails: 5 Refreshing Recipes

When it comes to summer essentials, a refreshing cocktail is right up there with a sweet pair of board shorts and a nice big bottle of SPF 55. All the air conditioners in the world can't cool you down like an icy mixed drink, so if you're looking for a few to choose from, look no further than this list.

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NBA Stars Blake Griffin and Kevin Love Offer to Do Your Chores As ‘Lockout Professionals’ [VIDEO]

With both NBA and NFL players being locked out by management, America faces an unprecedented surge in able-bodied professional athletes with no proper employment.

In this spoof video that aired during Wednesday Night's ESPY Awards, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love and other locked-out pros offer themselves up as 'Lockout Professionals,' who are more than willing to do your household chores for the low, low price of $9,000,000.99.

According to the ad, Lockout Professionals can do everything from helping you grab things on high shelves to filing your taxes for you. Check it out below.

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This Day in History for July 14 – Storming of Bastille and More

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

1789 – The storming and destruction of Bastille marks the beginning of the French Revolution (More info)

1798 – The Sedition Act becomes law in the United States, making it a federal crime to write, publish or utter false or malicious statements about the US government (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 14 – Harry Dean Stanton, Jane Lynch and More

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

Harry Dean Stanton
Age: 85
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Films such as 'Cool Hand Luke,' 'Pretty in Pink' and 'The Green Mile,' and a recent recurring role on the HBO series 'Big Love'

Jane Lynch
Age: 51
Occupation: Actress and Singer
Known For: A long career in both TV and films, but her most notable role of late is her wickedly funny portrayal of cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on the hit series 'Glee'

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Netflix Customers Upset About Drastic Price Hikes

DVD-by-mail and digital streaming service Netflix has announced a new pricing structure, and its customers are doing the metaphorical version of booing and throwing popcorn at the screen.

People who currently pay $10 for one DVD per month plus unlimited digital streaming will see rates jump to $16, while those who get two DVDs plus streaming will have a new rate of $20, up from $15. The price increases take effect September 1 for existing customers. New subscribers will pay the new prices immediately upon sign-up.

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Widow of Fallen Texas Rangers Fan Thanks Team for Their Support and Compassion [VIDEO]

In her first public statement regarding the tragedy, Jenny Stone, the widow of the firefighter who fell to his death at a Texas Rangers game last week, thanked the Rangers organization, and said that Rangers star Josh Hamiliton remains her son's favorite player.

Her husband, Shannon Stone, who was attending the game with their six-year old son Cooper, was trying to catch a ball tossed to him by Hamilton when he tumbled over the railing at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

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Companies Step Up to Pay Tax Bill for Man Who Returned Derek Jeter’s 3,000th Hit Ball

Christian Lopez, the 23-year-old fan who scooped up the home run ball after Derek Jeter notched his 3,000th hit and graciously returned it, was expected to be hit with a nasty tax bill for all the Yankees swag he got in exchange for his good deed.

Now companies are stepping up to help.

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US Soccer Team Advances to Finals of the Women’s World Cup [VIDEO]

Abby Wambach scored the go-ahead goal, and the United States woman's soccer team defeated France on Wednesday, 3-1, clinching a spot in the finals of the Woman's World Cup.

After the US took an early 1-0 lead, France began dominating the game's possession, finally scoring an equalizer in the 55th minute. But Les Blues weren't able to further capitalize on what ended up being a 25-11 shots-on-goal advantage.

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Ted Danson to Star in ‘CSI’

Former 'Cheers' barkeep Ted Danson has a new gig.

CBS has announced that this fall, Danson will star in its flagship show, 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.' He'll be the forensic team's newest supervisor, a transplant from Portland, OR, who helps his colleagues come to grips with the professional and personal fallout from last season’s take-down of serial killer Nate Haskell.

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‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows’ Trailer: See Robert Downey Jr. in Drag [VIDEO]

Robert Downey Jr. is back for more zany adventures in 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows,' the sequel to the uber-popular 2009 action-comedy.

Based on the trailer, which hit the Internet on Tuesday, 'Shadows' looks to be even more action-packed than its predecessor, with guns, explosions and, um, Downey Jr. in drag.

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