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Celebrity Birthdays for July 15 – Linda Ronstadt, Forest Whitaker and More

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

Linda Ronstadt
Age: 66
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: A powerful voice, winning 11 Grammys, her many public stages of self-reinvention on such varied hits as ‘You’re No Good,’ ‘When Will I Be Loved,’ ‘Blue Bayou’ and ‘I’ve Got a Crush on You,’ and her outspoken political work on behalf of liberal causes

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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, making it a federal crime to write, publish or utter false or malicious statements about the U.S. government (More info)

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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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: 72
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: 32
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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Category: Celebrity News
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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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Category: World News
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This Day in History for June 29 – Globe Theater Burns and More

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

1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burns down during a performance of ‘Henry VIII’ (More info)

1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act officially creates the United States Interstate Highway System (More info)

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Running Late to Work? It May Not Matter

If you were a little late to the office this morning, you may not need to stress about it too much.

A new study indicates a lot of bosses are so sure that employees are working and checking emails before they come in that clock-watching is swiftly becoming a thing of the past.

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Supreme Court Upholds Obama’s Health Care Law

The Obama administration got an enormous victory on Thursday when the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the President’s signature achievement: the 2010 health care law.

And in a surprise to many court watchers, it was Chief Justice John Roberts who sided with the more liberal justices and wrote the majority opinion.

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UPDATE: Thousands Evacuate as Colorado’s Waldo Canyon Wildfire Doubles in Size

Those wildfires in Colorado don’t show much sign of abating. In fact, more than 32,000 residents in or near Colorado Springs, the state’s second-largest city, were ordered to evacuate after the Waldo Canyon Fire doubled in size Tuesday night.

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