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Auction house seeks to sell Rosa Parks collection

Posted: 07/04/2008 - LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Arlan Ettinger will never forget the response he got when he took one of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks' hats to a meeting at the Apollo Theater in New York

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NY researcher: `Yankee Doodle' turns 250 - maybe

Posted: 07/04/2008 - The original lyrics to one of America's best-known songs, one associated with the American Revolution, were actually written a couple decades earlier during the French and Indian War, although an exact date has eluded historians. Some peg the year as 1755, when the war's first major battles were fought, or 1756.

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Freed US hostages, families reuniting in Texas

Posted: 07/04/2008 - FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- Back on U.S. soil, three American hostages rescued from Colombia rebels are now in the process of reintegrating into a society they've been absent from for more than five years.

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Tension builds over Coney Island rebuilding plan

Posted: 07/04/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- The Fourth of July weekend has always been one of the most exciting times of the year for Coney Island: Crowds line the boardwalk to watch the hot-dog eating contest, visitors take terrifying roller coaster rides, and beachgoers frolic in the sand and surf.

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Former Republican NC Sen. Jesse Helms dies at 86

Posted: 07/04/2008 - RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Former Sen. Jesse Helms, who built a career along the fault lines of racial politics and battled liberals, Communists and the occasional fellow Republican during 30 conservative years in Congress, died on the Fourth of July.

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Roger Federer again reaches Wimbledon final

Posted: 07/04/2008 - WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Roger Federer beat Marat Safin in straight sets Friday, leaving him one win from his sixth consecutive Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam championship.

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Larry Harmon, longtime Bozo the Clown, dead at 83

Updated: 07/04/2008 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Larry Harmon wasn't the original Bozo the Clown, but he was the real one. Harmon, who portrayed the wing-haired clown for more than half a century, died Thursday of congestive heart failure, said his publicist, Jerry Digney. He was 83.

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Court orders YouTube to give Viacom video logs

Posted: 07/04/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Dismissing privacy concerns, a federal judge overseeing a $1 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit against YouTube has ordered the popular online video-sharing service to disclose who watches which video clips and when.

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Former hot-dog-chomping champ hungry for new title

Posted: 07/04/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- He's gone from hot-dog top dog to underdog. Renowned competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi is aiming to chomp his way back to the top of the annual Fourth of July hot dog eating competition on Coney Island after a disappointing three-dog loss last year shattered his six-year winning streak.

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Over 50 are injured in bomb explosion in Belarus

Posted: 07/04/2008 - MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- A homemade bomb exploded at an outdoor concert in Belarus' capital early Friday, injuring at least 50 people. Officials blamed hooligans.

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Fire Spreads Closer To Big Sur

Posted: 07/04/2008 - Thousands evacuated as flames jump fire line; volunteer dies fighting blaze in Mendocino County.

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Obama visits traditionally-Republican Montana

Posted: 07/04/2008 - BUTTE, Montana (AP) -- Barack Obama is celebrating the 4th of July in Butte, Montana, attending a parade and picnic. It's a state that usually gives its three electoral votes to a Republican. Only two Democrats have carried Montana since 1948. Republicans typically take it for granted and Democrats usually write if off. But this year, Obama is spending a sizeable amount of time and money to try to win it.

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Wildfire chases July 4th visitors from Big Sur

Posted: 07/04/2008 - BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) -- Independence Day is normally a booming time for tourism here, with visitors settling into cliffside vacation homes or trekking out to campgrounds nestled among the redwoods. But this year, the only out-of-towners in Big Sur are firefighters working around the clock to save the storied community from flames.

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Bush welcomes new US citizens on 4th of July

Posted: 07/04/2008 - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- President Bush invoked the memory of Thomas Jefferson Friday in welcoming new U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony at Monticello, saying "I'll be proud to call you a fellow American."

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Freed hostage gets hero's welcome in France

Posted: 07/04/2008 - PARIS (AP) -- Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt says she is crying with joy about her arrival in France after six years held captive in the Colombian jungle.

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