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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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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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Aerosmith Reunites with Producer Jack Douglas for New Album

Anything can happen in the wild world of Aerosmith, so this news is subject to change until the record is actually in stores, but it looks like the band is back in the studio with Jack Douglas -- the legendary producer who helmed their classic '70s albums.

In a video message, bassist Tom Hamilton broke the news, calling Douglas “the guy who we worked with producing our best albums of the ’70s" and promising, "It’s really going to be cool. no one who knows more about the soul of this band and the creative heart of this band."

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Dogs or Cats? What Your Pet Preference Says About You

Even if it's raining cats and dogs, don't expect the same reaction from everyone.

According to data from Hunch collected in an infographic by Column Five Media, cat people tend to be urban dwellers, prefer petsitting over babysitting, and value ironic humor, while dog lovers are more likely to have kids, be outdoorsy people, and name Paul as their favorite Beatle.

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 6 – Sylvester Stallone, 50 Cent and More

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

Sylvester Stallone
Age: 65
Occupation: Actor, Screenwriter, and Director
Known For: Starring in the 'Rocky' and 'Rambo' film franchises and probably rolling his eyes every time someone yells ADRIANNNNE! at him

50 Cent
Age: 36
Occupation: Rapper and Actor
Known For: Selling millions of albums worldwide, numerous feuds with other artists, and having enough bullet holes in him to include "aerated" on his résumé

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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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Gwyneth Paltrow Poses Half-Nude for Vanity Fair

As if she wasn't already overexposed enough, Gwyneth Paltrow is appearing half-naked as Miss August in a special Vanity Fair on Jewelry calendar.

Not that she's ever been chubby, but Paltrow took to her site to explain the arduous process of going from willowy to more willowy to promote her appearance in 'Iron Man 2,' detailing a diet consisting mainly of lean proteins and vigorous workouts.

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Van Halen New Album Rumor Round-Up

We still haven't seen any official announcements from the band, but it's clear that something is happening in the world of Van Halen -- and the latest mini-flurry of VH activity, which includes the band's first official Facebook page and a warning from vocalist David Lee Roth to 'get ready...,' has sparked a new round of rumors regarding their long-awaited new album.

The new collection, which will be Van Halen's first full-length album since 1998's 'III' and first with Roth since way back in '1984,' has reportedly been finished with an assortment of producers led by John Shanks. Now, rumors are pointing to a fall release.

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Woman Tries To Sneak Husband Out of Mexican Prison in Suitcase

It began with a conjugal visit, and ended with a bold attempt at a prison break.

Nineteen-year-old Maria del Mar Arjona used the privacy of the conjugal visit room in a Mexican prison to stuff her common law husband Juan Ramirez Tijerina -- who is serving a 20-year sentence for a 2007 conviction for illegal weapons possession -- in a suitcase.

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Artist Coalition Calls for Grammy Boycott After Several Categories Given the Ax

If you've ever sat through an entire Grammy Awards show, the idea of having a few less categories might not strike you as such a bad idea -- but for some of the artists affected by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' recent decision to whittle down the number of awards, it's a potentially racist affront.

A group of musicians -- including Paul Simon and jazz legend Herbie Hancock -- has banded together to call for a boycott of CBS, which airs the awards ceremony, and is investigating a legal response to the Grammy cutbacks. As artist Bobby Sanabria put it in an interview with the AP, "We will ask people to stop watching CBS, boycott their sponsors and then write them. We’re at a critical juncture."

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Nationals Super Prospect Bryce Harper Called Up to Double-A

The slow and steady rise of Bryce Harper is gaining speed.

The highly-touted number one overall pick of the Washington Nationals in last year’s draft was called up to Double-A Monday where he made an immediate splash by going 2-for-3 for the Harrisburg Senators.

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