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This Day in History for June 11 – Escape From Alcatraz and More

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

1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to successfully escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay (More info)

1963 – Alabama Governor George Wallace stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to keep two black students from attending the school (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for June 10 – Jeanne Tripplehorn, Bobby Jindal, Others

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

Jeanne Tripplehorn
Age: 48
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Films such as 'Basic Instinct' and television shows such as 'Big Love'

Bobby Jindal
Age: 40
Occupation: Governor of Louisiana
Known For: Doing a spot-on impression of Mr. Rogers when delivering the GOP's official response to President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress in January of 2009

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Woman Buys $5,000 Worth of Goods For Strangers

The phrase "my treat" took on a whole new meaning Wednesday in suburban San Diego.

In what may be a strange attempt at improving diplomatic relations, a 66-year-old white woman identified as Claudia Smith with a self-proclaimed love for Mexicans bought $5,000 worth of clothing for 50 women at the Everything a Deal discount store, where nothing has a price tag over $9.99.

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‘Human Barbie’ Gives 7-Year-Old Daughter Voucher For Breast Implants

Sarah Burge, a 50-year-old British party planner and erotic novelist, has gained notoriety for spending close to $1 million on plastic surgery in an attempt to make herself into a human Barbie.

And Burge also has no problem passing her love of the surgeon's knife on to her 7-year-old daughter, Poppy, whom she just presented with a voucher for breast implants.

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New Movie Releases: ‘Super 8′

Aliens are creeping back into theaters this week with the release of J.J. Abrams' hotly anticipated 'Super 8,' about a group of kids who captures a mysterious train crash on their video cameras in 1979.

Will this be summer's next big hit? Or are audiences cool on alien-invasion movies?

Check out the trailer after the jump, then get a list of movies still playing at the 3 Twin Ports Marcus Theatres, to help plan your weekend at the movies.

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Celebrate Les Paul’s Birthday With Playable Google Doodle

Today, Google is paying tribute to the late guitar pioneer Les Paul with a guitar-themed doodle that allows users to play it and record songs of their own.

The doodle, which was designed by engineers Kristopher Hom and Joey Hurst and doodle team lead Ryan Germick, will be up for 24 hours, and was released to celebrate what would have been Paul's 96th birthday. (Paul, a leader in the development of the solid-body electric guitar, died of complications from pneumonia in 2009.)

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McDonald’s Billboard Hosts Giant Game of Pong [VIDEO]

A giant McDonald's video billboard in Stockholm, Sweden is hosting a game of pong that just about anybody with a smart phone can join in, without having to download any new software.

Instead, potential players use their smart phone to log on to a website associated with the promotion. After the phone's geo-location device confirms you are close enough to the billboard, the phone's touch screen can be used to control the game.

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SWAT Team Kicks Down Front Door to Collect on Student Loan [VIDEO]

Recently, a Stockton, California man had his front door kicked down, was dragged in his underwear to his front yard and handcuffed in front of his three children by a SWAT team.

The reason? His estranged wife had defaulted on her student loan payments, and the U.S. Department of Education apparently sent the heavily armed squad in to collect.

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