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Black Valedictorian Sues Her School After Being Forced to Share Honor with White Student

In 1957, nine black students were denied entry at the illegally racially-segregated Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas, setting off a firestorm that became a watershed moment in the civil rights movement.

Now, a young woman claims another school in the state is still discriminating against minority students.

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 27 – Maya Rudolph, Alex Rodriguez and More

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

Maya Rudolph
Age: 39
Occupation: Actress and Comedienne
Known For: Seven years on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and roles in films such as ‘Away We Go’ and ‘Bridesmaids’

Alex Rodriguez
Age: 36
Occupation: Baseball Player
Known For: Playing third base for the New York Yankees, being the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, and his current relationship with actress Cameron Diaz

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South African Man Wakes Up After 21 Hours in a Morgue Fridge

Almost a full day after his family had him shipped off to the morgue, Sizwe Kupelo awoke trapped inside of a locked morgue fridge.

Confused, the 80-year old South African man, whose family believed that he had died of an asthma attack, began to shout.

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McDonald’s Happy Meals to Get Healthy Makeover

In an effort to help stave off childhood obesity, McDonald’s announced Monday that its iconic Happy Meals are getting a healthy tune-up.

Traditionally, the meals included a burger or chicken nuggets, fries and a soda. But starting this fall, a fruit or vegetable will also be in the shiny box.

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 26 – Mick Jagger, Sandra Bullock and More

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

 

Mick Jagger
Age: 68
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: About a hundred years as the lead singer of the iconic rock band The Rolling Stones and almost that many children and high-profile relationships

Sandra Bullock
Age: 47
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her girl-next-door persona, winning an Oscar for the film ‘The Blind Side,’ and the messy break-up of her marriage to ‘Monster Garage’ host Jesse James

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This Day in History for July 26 – USPS Established and More

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

1775 – Congress establishes the United States Post Office and names Benjamin Franklin the first US Postmaster General (More info)

1908 – The Office of the Chief Examiner, which later becomes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is created (More info)

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Could Expiring Drug Patents Mean You’ll Save a Fortune?

An unprecedented wave of drug patent expirations in the next year will usher in generics that will dramatically reduce the prices of some of world’s best-selling medications, including cholesterol drug Lipitor and blood thinner Plavix. Other drugs used to treat conditions such as asthma, diabetes, HIV and depression will also be affected.

“My estimation is at least 15 percent of the population is currently using one of the drugs whose patents will expire in 2011 or 2012,” says Joel Owerbach, chief pharmacy officer for Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, which serves most of upstate New York.

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Geyser Erupts From Manhole, Lifts Car Into the Air [VIDEO]

Earlier in the week, a massive storm dumped almost 12 inches of rain in less than hour on Montreal, causing the city’s sewer system to swell. In this amateur video shown on ‘Today,’ a cameraman filmed as a geyser of water blew off a manhole cover and lifted a parked car into the air.

The geyser started slowly at first, lifting the car only inches off the ground. But eventually, a massive torrent of water exploded from the sewer system and hoisted the backend of the vehicle several feet off the ground.

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You Can Be Fined How Much in Philadelphia for Walking and Texting?

We’ve all almost been bowled over (or worse) by a pedestrian who was too busy sending out a text message to notice their surroundings.

In Philadelphia, such inconsiderate behavior is now punishable by a ticket and a $120 fine.

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Save Money By Refilling Your Water Bottles with Virgin America’s ‘Hydration Stations’

Now we have just one more reason to love  Richard Branson.

The environmentalist and founder of Virgin America airlines has installed “hydration stations” at San Francisco International Airport.

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