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Celebrity Birthdays for August 28 – Shania Twain, Jack Black and More

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

Shania Twain
Age: 46
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: Country/pop crossover hits such as ‘You’re Still the One,’ ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much,’ and ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman!,’ five Grammy awards, her divorce from music producer Mutt Lange after he had an affair with her best friend, and her recent karmic-justice marriage to that former friend’s ex-husband

Jack Black
Age: 42
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, and Musician
Known For: Roles in films such as ‘High Fidelity’ and ‘The School of Rock,’ and being half of the musical comedy duo known as Tenacious D

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Car Bomber Kills at Least 18 at United Nations Compound in Nigeria [VIDEO]

A brazen attack on the United Nations’ offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja claimed the lives of at least 18 people on Friday.

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Hurricane Irene Set to Wreak Havoc Along Eastern Seaboard [VIDEO]

Much of eastern United States is getting ready for the arrival of Hurricane Irene. More than 50 million people live in the projected path of the Category 2 storm, which is expected to make landfall along North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday.

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What’s the Most Stolen Car on the Road Today?

New data from the Highway Loss Data Institute, which uses auto insurance claims to track the cars most likely to be stolen or broken into, says the most popular car with thieves is the Cadillac Escalade.

It’s the fourth year in a row the luxury SUV has topped the list, with about 10 of every 1,000 Escalades on the road falling victim to criminals. In a statement, Escalade maker GM said a number of theft-deterrent systems, such as sensors and better steering column locks, have been added to newer Escalades to combat the problem.

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Hawaii Remains the Nation’s Happiest State, But What’s the Unhappiest One?

Just like it did last year, Hawaii snagged the top spot in Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which ranks the happiness level of each state.

The index bases happiness on a combination of six factors: emotional health, physical health, healthy lifestyle, job satisfaction, access to health care and safe places to exercise, and, finally, life evaluation — which includes a self-evaluation about your present life situation and your anticipated life situation in five years.

About 177,000 Americans 18 and older took the survey, which was administered between January and June of this year. North Dakota and Alaska took second and third, respectively, while West Virginia rated the unhappiest state. Check out where your state landed below.

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House Fire Kills 11 in Australia [VIDEO]

Eleven people perished Tuesday when a fire burned down a house near Brisbane, Australia.

Search teams are trying to retrieve the victims’ bodies from the two-story house, but the process is proving most difficult due to the extensive damage caused by the fire. The intense blaze also destroyed two vehicles parked near the building. It is not known whether smoke alarms were fitted in the home.

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Who’s Hosting the MTV Video Music Awards This Year?

The MTV Video Music Awards, which air live on Sunday, will be missing an important part of the traditional award show experience: a host.

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Rare East Coast Earthquake Damages National Cathedral, Washington Monument [VIDEO]

The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that unnerved millions of people on the East Coast of the United States on Tuesday forced schools in three states to close and damaged several buildings and federal landmarks.

At least four aftershocks followed the powerful quake, including a 3.4-magnitude tremblor that hit near the nation’s capital overnight.

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 24 – Cal Ripken, Jr., Rupert Grint and More

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

Cal Ripken, Jr.
Age: 51
Occupation: Retired Professional Baseball Player
Known For: Holding the record for most consecutive games played and being widely considered one of the best shortstops and third basemen ever

Rupert Grint
Age: 23
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Playing ginger-haired Ron Weasley in the ‘Harry Potter’ film franchise

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New ‘West Memphis Three’ Documentary and Feature Film in the Works [VIDEO]

Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley Jr. — who’ve been dubbed the West Memphis Three — were released from prison on Friday after serving 18 years as the result of what many felt was a wrongful 1994 murder conviction.

Their startlingly sudden freedom had an especially profound impact on filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. The pair made two award-winning HBO documentaries about the case, ‘Paradise Lost’ and ‘Paradise Lost 2,’  and are working on a third — with a much happier ending than originally planned.

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