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Celebrity Birthdays for July 11 – Giorgio Armani, Lil’ Kim and More

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

Giorgio Armani
Age: 77
Occupation: Fashion Designer
Known For: His iconic clothing, fragrance, and eyewear collections, being the first designer to broadcast his collection live on the internet, and being the first major designer to ban dangerously thin models

Lil' Kim
Age: 37
Occupation: Rapper
Known For: Being the only female rapper to reach number one on the Hot 100 for her work on the 2001 remake of 'Lady Marmalade,' a 2005 prison stint for perjury, and appearing on 'Dancing with the Stars'

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Pittsburgh Steelers Star Hines Ward Arrested for DUI

Hines Ward, current 'Dancing With the Stars' champion and Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver, was arrested for driving under the influence just outside Atlanta, Georgia early Saturday morning.

The former Super Bowl MVP was booked into the DeKalb County jail and later released on $1,300 bond.

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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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Indiana Is No Longer Requiring Its Public Schools to Teach Cursive Writing

According to the Indiana Department of Education, cursive is becoming obsolete.

In a memo sent to school leaders in the state, it was recommended that schools stop teaching cursive, and instead use that time to make its students more proficient in keyboard use.

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Fort Hood Shooter Could Face the Death Penalty

The Army has announced that Maj. Nidal Hasan will be tried in a military court and is eligible for the death penalty for his role in a 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood in Texas.

An attorney for the former military psychiatrist, who's been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in connection with the deadly rampage, wanted capital punishment taken off the table. It has not yet been decided whether an insanity defense will be used.

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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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