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National & World Have you ever read the Declaration of Independence? (New) Have you ever read the Declaration of Independence?
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
Local Fourth of July: Did you know that ... (New) Fourth of July: Did you know that ... (Photo Gallery)
Which nation imported the most dollars worth of American flags from the U.S.?

How many dollars worth of fireworks do Americans buy each year?

And which patriotic city names are the most popular?

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Photos: Children in Milan aim to build tallest LEGO tower

Photos: Children in Milan aim to build tallest LEGO tower
MILAN, Italy -- Children in Milan are using thousands of LEGO bricks to construct what is expected to become the tallest LEGO tower in the world. It's for the occasion, and with the patronage of EXPO 2015, that adults and children of all ages are now invited to join a fun, creative and truly breathtaking LEGO play experience by helping build the tower. (June 19, 2015 / Credit: IPA/WENN.com)
Children in Milan, Italy, are using thousands of LEGO bricks to construct what is expected to become the tallest LEGO tower in the world.

It's for the occasion, and with the patronage of EXPO 2015, that adults and children of all ages are now invited to join a fun, creative and truly breathtaking LEGO play experience by helping build the tower.

Sheriff: Paddleboarder wearing life jacket hits roots, drowns

Sheriff: Paddleboarder wearing life jacket hits roots, drowns »Play Video

A man on a paddleboard hit a root wad in the river, fell off his board and drowned Friday morning, the sheriff's office said.

Police: Wrong-way driver made 'B line' for log truck on I-5

Police: Wrong-way driver made 'B line' for log truck on I-5 »Play Video

A driver drove down an exit ramp into oncoming traffic on Interstate 5 and made what police described as a "B line" for a log truck, even as that driver tried to avoid the oncoming car.

Oregon Bach Festival to open with a bang June 25

Oregon Bach Festival to open with a bang June 25
Matthew Halls, Oregon Bach Festival artistic director

The Oregon Bach Festival will feature 24 concerts packed into 18 days, starting with a big bang June 25.

No one hurt as parachute falls to earth along I-5

No one hurt as parachute falls to earth along I-5 »Play Video
"That doesn't look right," an onlooker said. No one was injured.

A reporter covering a fatal head-on crash on Interstate 5 shot video of a tangled parachute tumbling out of the sky shortly before 11 a.m. Friday.