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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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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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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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HBO to Air Special on Derek Jeter’s 3,000 Hit Milestone

As Derek Jeter returns from a recent calf injury chases his 3,000th hit, Major League Baseball Productions is following the New York Yankees captain for 'Derek Jeter 3K,' a one-hour special which will air on HBO within a few weeks after the slugger reaches the historic milestone.

He will be only the the 28th major leaguer -- and the very first Yankee -- to do so.

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This Day in History for July 6 – Lennon Meets McCartney and More

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

1535 – Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England (More info)

1785 – The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States (More info)

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