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This Day in History for August 3 – NBA Formed and More

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

1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)

1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)

1949 – The National Basketball Association is formed (More info)

1972 – The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (More info)

1981 – US air traffic controllers go on strike, resulting in more than 11,000 firings (More info)

The Eurozone Crisis Deepens As Greece Attempts To Avoid Bankruptcy
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Expert Predicts Food Price Hikes [AUDIO]

An economist with the USDA is predicting substantial hikes in the price of food this year. The Wyoming Army National Guard will host their monthly memorial for veterans this month. Amy Richards has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Casey Anthony Attorney Jose Baez Eyes Book and TV Deals

Casey Anthony’s defense attorney, Jose Baez, who already has his eye on a gig as a TV legal analyst, reportedly met with a literary agent from Inkwell Management last week in the hopes of also landing a book deal.

The agent, Richard Pine, already represents authors such as Arianna Huffington and James Patterson.

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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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This Day in History for July 25 – Dylan Goes Electric and More

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

1946 – Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team at Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey (More info)

1965 – Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music (More info)

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Arrestee Calls Officer a ‘Shetland Pony Perspirator’

A man was arrested in Casper on Saturday after officers received a call that a male was throwing fireworks out of a hotel window.

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Leading Doctor Recommends Obese Children Be Taken From Their Parents
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Leading Doctor Recommends Obese Children Be Taken From Their Parents

A doctor has proposed putting severely obese children in temporary foster homes.

Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Harvard-affiliated Children's Hospital Boston, made this recommendation Wednesday in highly respected 'Journal of the American Medical Association.'

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California Politician Proposes South California as 51st State
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California Politician Proposes South California as 51st State

We've been doing the 50-state thing since Hawaii got the nod in 1959. But if one California politician gets his way, we're going to have to add another star to the flag.

Jeff Stone, who sits on Riverside County Board of Supervisors, is proposing that his and 12 other counties in the southern half of California break away from the Golden State and form their own state called South California.

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Glenn Beck Relocates to Texas
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Glenn Beck Relocates to Texas

Texas is a pretty big place -- but is it big enough for Glenn Beck? The Lone Star State is about to find out.

Conservative pundit Beck, whose New York-based television show for Fox News was recently canceled -- or he voluntarily left, depending on whom you ask -- sold his $3.6 million Connecticut home and is renting a $20,000-a-month two-acre spread in Dallas. “I can’t wait,” Beck told listeners during his radio broadcast on Monday.

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Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Betty Ford's Funeral
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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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