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This Day in History for July 8 – Liberty Bell Rings and More

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

1776 – The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence happens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after which the Liberty Bell is rung (More info)

1777 – Vermont becomes the first colony to abolish slavery (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 8 – Kevin Bacon, Toby Keith and More

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

Kevin Bacon
Age: 53
Occupation: Actor, Singer, and Songwriter
Known For: His star-making turn in 1984's 'Footloose,' his musical group The Bacon Brothers, and being separated from everyone in Hollywood by no more than six degrees

Toby Keith
Age: 50
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: Selling millions of country albums, his song 'Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue,' and a well-publicized feud with the Dixie Chicks

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Women Drivers Are More Likely Than Men to Cause Traffic Accidents

A new study suggests that women are more likely than men to cause traffic accidents.

Researchers from the University of Michigan analyzed at 6.5 million car crashes. They also calculated, based on the number of miles men and women drive, that if all things were equal, male-to-male crashes would account for 36.2% of accidents, female-to-female would make up 15.8 percent, and male-to-female would make up 48 percent.

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Dallas Cowboy Roy Williams Gets Engagement Ring Back from Former Miss Texas After Filing Lawsuit [VIDEO]

Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Roy Williams picked a rather unique way to propose to his girlfriend, Brooke Daniels, who held the title of Miss Texas in 2009.

In February, he sent Daniels a package that included $5,000, a videotaped messages of him popping the question, and a $76,000 engagement ring.

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This Day in History for July 7 – US Annexes Hawaii and More

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

1863 – The US begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300 (More info)

1898 – President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 7 – Ringo Starr, Michelle Kwan and More

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

Ringo Starr
Age: 71
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Winning the "right place, right time" lottery when he was asked to join The Beatles right before they made it big

Michelle Kwan
Age: 31
Occupation: Figure Skater
Known For: Being the most decorated figure skater in US history with two Olympic medals, five World Championships, and nine US championships

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US Government Mandates Fast Food Nutrition Labeling

In an effort to help people make more informed choices when eating away from home, the federal government is introducing mandatory nutrition labeling for fast food menus and vending machines.

Items sold at movie theaters are exempt, which is odd given what calorie bombs those snacks can be.

The problem is that few Americans pay much attention to the nutrition labeling on even the packaged foods brought into their homes.

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Casey Anthony Sentenced to Four Years in Jail For Lying to Investigators

Casey Anthony was sentenced to four years in jail Thursday for lying to investigators in charge of the search for her daughter, Caylee. However, Anthony could be set free as early as late this month or in the beginning of August, since she's served almost three years in jail while awaiting trial with a record of good behavior.

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Aerosmith Reunites with Producer Jack Douglas for New Album

Anything can happen in the wild world of Aerosmith, so this news is subject to change until the record is actually in stores, but it looks like the band is back in the studio with Jack Douglas -- the legendary producer who helmed their classic '70s albums.

In a video message, bassist Tom Hamilton broke the news, calling Douglas “the guy who we worked with producing our best albums of the ’70s" and promising, "It’s really going to be cool. no one who knows more about the soul of this band and the creative heart of this band."

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Dogs or Cats? What Your Pet Preference Says About You

Even if it's raining cats and dogs, don't expect the same reaction from everyone.

According to data from Hunch collected in an infographic by Column Five Media, cat people tend to be urban dwellers, prefer petsitting over babysitting, and value ironic humor, while dog lovers are more likely to have kids, be outdoorsy people, and name Paul as their favorite Beatle.

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