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Deadline coming soon to raise debt ceiling

NATIONAL (FOX44) - With one week to go before the August 2nd deadline for U.S. default, the partisan bickering continues on Capitol Hill, and Americans are angry.

The Happy Meal is getting healthier

NATIONAL (FOX44) - Beginning in September, all Mcdonald's Happy Meals will contain both fruit and fries. Customers will no longer have the option, they get both.

Lawsuit filed in New York over same sex marriage

NEW YORK (FOX44) - The first lawsuit against New York's same sex marriage law was filed on July 25th. Only one day after wedding ceremonies throughout the state.

On this day in history, Babe Ruth makes his final public appearence

1775 - A postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States. The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin. 1788 - New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

Iowa may be the record holder for biggest bicycle

LEWIS, IOWA (FOX44) - The town of Lewis, Iowa may be home to the world's largest bicycle. Local welder Duane Weirich went to work on the project after learning the annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa was coming to town.

On this day in history, Lance Armstrong wins his first "Tour De France"

1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Ottomans at Aboukir, Egypt. 1805 - Aaron Burr visited New Orleans with plans to establish a new country, with New Orleans as the capital city.

Casey Anthony's parents reported to be heading for the Bahamas

ORLANDO, FL (FOX44) - Casey Anthony's parents head out of town, but not to see their daughter. Someone used a cell phone to record Cindy Anthony, as she got ready to hop on a private jet at Orlando Executive Airport.

Violent day in Norway

NORWAY (FOX44) - At least seven people are dead after a massive explosion at a main government building in Norway Police say the July 22nd explosion was caused by one or more bombs.

On this day in history, John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents

1796 - Cleveland was founded by Gen. Moses Cleaveland. 1916 - 10 people were killed when a bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco, CA.

A former Louisiana Governor makes his run for President official

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer making a run for the White House official. Roemer kicked off his campaign on July 21st at Dartmouth College.