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A Cheesy Twist On This Indpendence Day

A replica of Mount Rushmore is on display in West Palm Beach, Fla. It is carved out of a 640 lbs. block of cheddar cheese. Troy Landwehr's creation is called "My Country 'Tis of Cheese."
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Much-Needed Rain Helps Colorado Firefighters

The fires and drought conditions in the state prompted a firework ban for the July 4 holiday. But an exception was made Tuesday night in Denver, where a giant crowd gathered to watch fireworks, and applauded the efforts of those fighting to contain the fires.
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The Highwaymen: Segregation And Speed-Painting In The Sunshine State

Today, their paintings hang in the White House. But in the 1960s, they sold them, often still wet, from the trunks of their cars.
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When It Comes To Invention, This Guy Was No Rube

Rube Goldberg's name has become synonymous with the American spirit of invention. No wonder: He was born on the Fourth of July. And what's more American than inventing new ways to get the ketchup onto the holiday hot dog?
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Art, Race And Murder: Meet Florida's 'Highwaymen'

They are credited with churning out some 200,000 landscape paintings in the area of Fort Pierce, Fla., since the 1960s. And a teenager named Alfred Hair was the mastermind behind the whole operation.
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Deval Patrick Says The Dream Is In Danger

Deval Patrick says he's living the American dream. He's the first black governor of Massachusetts, one of only two ever elected as governor in American history. But he says many Americans feel the dream is under threat. Host Michel Martin speaks with Governor Patrick about his new book, Faith In The Dream.
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Office Stress Dogging You? Try Punching In With Fido

A number of studies have touted the health benefits of canine companions. But a new study says dogs can make for a happier, more productive workplace, too.

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