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On this day in history, taxi cabs are introduced to the U.S.

1859 - In London, Big Ben went into operation. The name Big Ben initially referred to the bell inside the tower but later came to refer to the tower. 1870 - E.J. DeSemdt patented asphalt.

Heat exhaustion is a big threat this summer season

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The heat will continue to soar and that can be dangerous. Dehydration is the biggest threat while the sun beats down, you could be getting sick and not even know it.

On this day in history, unidentified soldiers killed in World War II and Korea are laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery

1783 - The first daily newspaper was published in the U.S. by Benjamin Towner called "The Pennsylvania Evening Post" 1854 – The U.S. territories of Nebraska and Kansas were established.

Piccadilly Circus helping clean up in Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo (FOX44) - In the Joplin disaster zone, clean up crews are getting a little help from the circus. The Piccadilly Circus couldn't perform in the spot they were supposed to because a big pile of rubble was in the way.

President Obama delivers speech at Arlington National Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va (FOX44) - President Obama spoke at Arlington National Cemetery this Memorial Day. He arrived with the first lady at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier where he took part in a wreath laying ceremony. In his speech he said,

Shuttle Endeavour undocking from the Space Station for the last time

NATIONAL (FOX44) - The Space Shuttle Endeavour is returning to Earth. Early on the morning of May 30th, the shuttle undocked from the Space Station after nearly two weeks.

Cordova, Alabama residents angered over mayor's response to trailers

Alabama (FOX44) - Tornado victims are being told to ditch their trailers. Cordova was hit hard by last month's tornado outbreak.

National Hurricane Center now has a Facebook page

Hurricanes also affect business along the Gulf Coast States, and the National Hurricane Center wants to keep the public informed. Hurricane Center officials want you to "like" their Facebook page.

New leader of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced

On May 30th President Obama announced his choice to lead the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He nominated General Martin Dempsey who commanded troops in the Iraq War.

France, Serbia, Peru, Australia

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – France, world banks are pledging twenty billion dollars towards the Arab spring countries. That is part of a total package announced at the Group of Eight Summit.