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Flying Car Now One Step Closer to Reality [VIDEO]

Like the robot maid, the flying car is part of our 'Jetsons'-promised future that has yet to materialize.

But that could change soon. Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted the Transition Roadable Aircraft a series of special exemptions, effectively making the plane-car hybrid street-legal.

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Couples having trouble conceiving can win customized fertility treatment.
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‘Win A Baby’ Lottery for Couples Having Trouble Conceiving

For about $35, couples in England who are having trouble conceiving can purchase a lottery ticket that could win them customized fertility treatments in one of the nation's top clinics.

Britain's Gambling Commission approved of this bizarre game late last month. As of now, the tickets can be purchased online, but they may soon also be available at newsstands.

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See what famous folks were born on this day.
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Celebrity Birthdays for July 12

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

Bill Cosby
Age: 74
Occupation: Comedian, Actor, and Living Legend
Known For: Producing and/or starring in many TV series including the groundbreaking '80s sitcom 'The Cosby Show,' winning slews of awards, and most recently weathering criticism for his outspoken views on race and culture

Richard Simmons
Age: 63
Occupation: Fitness Personality
Known For: His eccentric, flamboyant persona and his line of Sweatin' to the Oldies aerobics DVDs

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The singers remember the former first lady’s work in the field of rehab.
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Steven Tyler and Stevie Nicks Eulogize Betty Ford

It's always a national story when a former first lady dies -- but when Betty Ford passed away over the weekend at the age of 93, the news affected not only those who remembered her years in the White House, but the thousands of people whose lives were affected by her groundbreaking work in addiction therapy.

Long before 'rehab' became a popular concept, Ford lent her name to the treatment center that has provided a safe haven and recovery tools to countless patients struggling with drug and alcohol addiction -- and two of the center's most well-known former residents have spoken out in remembrance of her work.

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Four months after its most recent release, the band is wasting no time getting started on a new disc.
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R.E.M. Quickly Returns to the Studio for Its Next Album

Over the last 15 years or so, R.E.M. fans have grown accustomed to three-to-four-year waits between new albums -- but it looks like the band is speeding things up for its next release.

With its most recent album, 'Collapse Into Now,' a mere four months old, R.E.M. is already in an Athens, Georgia studio working on the follow-up -- and fans can follow their progress via a series of snapshots that singer Michael Stipe is posting along the way.

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The NFL star runs into yet more legal trouble.
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Pacman Jones Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest

While players remain locked out by NFL owners, Adam "Pacman" Jones spent part of the weekend on lockdown.

The Cincinnati Bengals cornerback, whose well-documented legal troubles have resulted in league suspensions and criminal charges, was arrested Saturday night for disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest.

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Take a look back at some great hits by the newest member of baseball’s 3,000-hit club.
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Relive Some of Derek Jeter’s Most Amazing Hits [VIDEOS]

Mr. 3000. Sure, it’s a bad movie starring the late Bernie Mac, but it’s also a new moniker for Derek Jeter, who became the 28th player in Major League history to notch 3,000 hits, courtesy of a home run Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Jeter, whose first career hit – a single -- came off of Seattle’s Tim Belcher on May 30, 1995, also has the distinction of being the first New York Yankee to reach the milestone.

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Take a look at some memorable events that took place on this day.
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This Day in History for July 11

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established after being disbanded following the Revolutionary War (More info)

1804 – Former US Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel (More info)

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