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Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Betty Ford’s Funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church is at it again.

The fundamentalist and anti-gay group has announced it will picket the funeral of former first lady Betty Ford, who died last week, because she got divorced before marrying the man who would later become President Gerald Ford. This, the group says, made her an adulterer who "loved to sit with tawdry reporters and blather about sex."

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Fan Who Gave Back Ball from Derek Jeter’s 3,000th Hit Could Face Between $5,000 and $13,000 in Taxes

When Christian Lopez caught the home run that was Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit last week, he gave the historic ball to the Yankee's shortstop without asking for any money, even though it may have fetched over $100,000 on the open market.

The taxman isn't being so generous with Lopez.

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Company for Derek Jeter? Here Are Five Players With a Shot At 3,000 Hits

So, who's next?

When Derek Jeter became just the 28th player in Major League Baseball history to collect 3,000 hits Saturday, he cemented a legacy already encased in stone. For the New York Yankees captain, his resume had already passed inspection by baseball's Hall of Fame.

Now that he's crashed the 3,000-hit party, we can focus our attention on who might one day join this fraternity. It's an achievement within arm's length of several big league bats. The question remains, however -- is time on their side?

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This Day in History for July 12 – Mondale Chooses Ferraro and More

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

1543 – King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace (More info)

1812 – The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 12 – Bill Cosby, Richard Simmons and More

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

Bill Cosby
Age: 74
Occupation: Comedian, Actor, and Living Legend
Known For: Producing and/or starring in many TV series including the groundbreaking '80s sitcom 'The Cosby Show,' winning slews of awards, and most recently weathering criticism for his outspoken views on race and culture

Richard Simmons
Age: 63
Occupation: Fitness Personality
Known For: His eccentric, flamboyant persona and his line of Sweatin' to the Oldies aerobics DVDs

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This Day in History for July 11 – Babe Ruth Debuts and More

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

1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established after being disbanded following the Revolutionary War (More info)

1804 – Former US Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel (More info)

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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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