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Fear Of Fires Fizzles Some July Fourth Fireworks Fun

This year, three-quarters of the country are experiencing some level of drought, and many cities are temporarily banning fireworks. But restrictions may not keep committed revelers from the rush of lighting a fuse.
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Military Service A Stepping Stone To American Dream

The military remains an appealing path to many, and data shows most vets earn more over their lifetime. But of course military service brings some serious risks, and doesn't always pay off in the short term.
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Service Members Become Citizens At White House

President Barack Obama led a special naturalization ceremony for new citizens from the U.S. military at the White House. Robert Siegel has more.
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Founding Fathers Defined Freedom Differently

Robert Siegel explores the possible consequences of the current of fear among some Americans that our freedom is eroding, and that a mark of that is the Affordable Care Act. How did the Founding Fathers create an umbrella idea of "freedom?"
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Baseball's Teen Phenom Steals Home, And Hearts

Bryce Harper was 16 when he made the cover of Sports Illustrated as "Baseball's Chosen One." He was 17 when he was the top pick in the amateur draft. And he was 19 when he made his major league debut with the Washington Nationals. Now, after two months of play, he's measuring up to all the hype.
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Woman Flees Accident Scene To Chill Her Ice Cream

An Arkansas woman high-tailed it home after she rear-ended another car. It didn't take long for police to find her, and when they did, they slapped her with a citation for following too closely and leaving the scene of an accident. Her excuse: She didn't think there was enough damage to call police, and her ice cream was melting.

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