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Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World Is Shutting Down [VIDEO]
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Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World Is Shutting Down [VIDEO]

Amid allegations of widespread phone hacking, the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World is shutting down after 168 years of operation.

The weekly British tabloid, called the largest English-language newspaper in the world, is accused of illegally accessing the cell phone messages of up to 4,000 victims -- all to gain salacious headlines.

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Casey Anthony Juror Speaks Out: ‘There Wasn’t Enough Evidence’ [VIDEO]
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Casey Anthony Juror Speaks Out: ‘There Wasn’t Enough Evidence’ [VIDEO]

Jennifer Ford, a juror on the Casey Anthony trial, spoke out Wednesday night on 'Nightline.' While Ford said she felt Anthony "had something to do" with the death of her child, she claimed there simply wasn't enough hard evidence to convict.

"There wasn't enough evidence," she said. "If you're going to charge someone with murder, don't you have to know how they killed someone, or why they might have killed someone, or have ... where/when/why/how? Those are important questions that were not answered."

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Andre 3000 Still Working on Hendrix Biopic; New Outkast Album Rumored for 2012
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Andre 3000 Still Working on Hendrix Biopic; New Outkast Album Rumored for 2012

It's been trapped in development hell for so long that it seemed like Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix biopic would probably never reach theaters -- but it looks like it might still be in the works.

Speaking with Esquire in a recent interview, actress Hayley Atwell discussed the film, saying Andre was still attached, but that it's an independent project -- which might be why Atwell says she's taking a "let’s wait and see approach" to starring.

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Casey Anthony to be Released From Jail July 13
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Casey Anthony to be Released From Jail July 13

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 will be set free on July 13 since she's served almost three years in jail while awaiting trial with a record of good behavior.

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Families of Military Suicide Victims Will Now Receive Presidential Condolences
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Families of Military Suicide Victims Will Now Receive Presidential Condolences

Overturning a policy that has been in place for many years, the Obama administration announced Wednesday it will now send condolence letters to the families of service members who commit suicide.

"This issue is emotional, painful, and complicated," President Barack Obama said in a statement. "But these Americans served our nation bravely ... They didn't die because they were weak. And the fact that they didn't get the help they needed must change."

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New Movie Releases: ‘Zookeeper,’ ‘Horrible Bosses’ [VIDEO]
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New Movie Releases: ‘Zookeeper,’ ‘Horrible Bosses’ [VIDEO]

Kevin James is seeking big laughs in his latest summer comedy, 'Zookeeper,' in which he plays, well, a zookeeper whose animals reveal they can talk when he decides he wants to leave to find a more glamorous job.

Though it's sure to be a hit with families this weekend, adults may opt for the R-rated 'Horrible Bosses' instead, which stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudekis as three disgruntled employees who decide they want to kill their bosses.

Which movie will win the box office? We'll know on Sunday. In the meantime, get a rundown of the biggest movies in theaters this weekend.

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US Government Mandates Fast Food Nutrition Labeling
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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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Apocalypse Preacher Harold Camping Recovering from Stroke
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Apocalypse Preacher Harold Camping Recovering from Stroke

Harold Camping, the preacher who famously predicted the apocalypse would happen in May, has been moved to a nursing home to regain his strength after suffering a stroke on June 9.

Camping, 89, has twice predicted the rapture -- first in 1994 and again this past May 21. To get the word out, he and his followers spent millions over seven years on billboards and ads about the impending Judgment Day and the end of the world that will supposedly occur in October.

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 7 – Ringo Starr, Michelle Kwan and More
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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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Dogs or Cats? What Your Pet Preference Says About You
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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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