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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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Latest US Census Shows Fewer Children Making Up the Population

If your airline flights and restaurant meals seem a bit quieter, it's not your imagination.

The 2010 census reveals children now comprise only 24 percent of the US population, a two-point drop in the past 20 years. Experts predict it will fall another percentage point by 2050, while the group comprised of people 65 and older is expected to rise from 13 percent to 19 percent due to the aging of baby boomers.

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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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Leading Doctor Recommends Obese Children Be Taken From Their Parents

A doctor has proposed putting severely obese children in temporary foster homes.

Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Harvard-affiliated Children's Hospital Boston, made this recommendation Wednesday in highly respected 'Journal of the American Medical Association.'

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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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