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On this day in history, Alexander Graham Bell passes away

1782 - George Washington invented the Honorary Badge of Distinction.

Bill to raise the debt ceiling passes

WASHINTON, D.C. (FOX44) - Representatives from the House pass the bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling. Adding to the drama, U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords appeared on the house floor to vote "yes."

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords makes her first public appearance

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FOX44) - Injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made a surprise appearance in Washington on August, 1st. Giffords took part in the debt limit vote in congress that afternoon.

Honduras, Russia, Italy, United States, Taiwan

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Honduras, a video of a sub sinking off the country's coast last month. On board was about 180-million dollars worth of cocaine.

Police stop truck being driven by nine year old, while the father is passed out drunk

HATTIESBURG, Ms (FOX44) - We hear about these kind of stories, but its still unreal each time.

On this day in history, Colorado becomes the 38th state

1790 - The first U.S. census was completed with a total population of 3,929,214 recorded.

Syria, Argentina, South Africa, China, Canada

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Syria, A major oil pipeline exploded in an area where people have been protesting against the President for months. That's why officials think this wasn't an accident.

A short-term agreement might be made on the debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FOX44) - The White House says President Obama might agree to a very short-term agreement to lift the debt ceiling by Tuesday.

On this day in history, Vincent Van Gogh is shot and killed

1754 - The first international boxing match was held. The 25-minute match was won when Jack Slack of Britain knocked out Jean Petit from France.

China, Russia, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – China, a rescue team speeding to a grounded Vietnamese coal-carrier off the southern coast.