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7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Williams Survives, Nadal Falls At Wimbledon

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Science
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Strontium Nitrate And Barium Nitrate, The Fuel In Fireworks

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Remembrances
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Remembering 'Britain's Schindler'

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The Two-Way
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Just A Few Important Words About The 'Declaration Of Independence'

Artist John Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence." It can be seen in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.
Library of Congress

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

It's Independence Day. Let's take a break from parades, patriotic songs and pyrotechnics to think about the Declaration of Independence, which was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

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Shots - Health News
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

LA Police Unit Intervenes To Get Mentally Ill Treatment, Instead Of Jail

Officer Ted Simola, a member of the LAPD mental evaluation unit, responds to a call in February.
Maya Sugarman/KPCC

The Los Angeles Police Department's mental evaluation unit is the largest mental health policing program of its kind in the nation, with 61 sworn officers and 28 mental health workers from the county.

The unit has become a vital resource for the 10,000-person police force in Los Angeles.

Officer Ted Simola and his colleagues in the unit work with county mental health workers to provide crisis intervention when people with mental illness come into contact with police.

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Around the Nation
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

'Chasing Memories' In Their Refugee Camp 40 Years After They Fled Vietnam

Former refugee Kuo Nam Lo, the reporter's mother, stands outside an old army barracks that's been converted into the Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum at Fort Indiantown Gap.
Hansi Lo Wang NPR

My mother's family fled communism twice.

The first time was from China. Then, after Saigon fell in 1975, they left Vietnam.

My mother, Kuo Nam Lo, was 24 when she spent her first few months in the U.S. at a refugee camp at a military base along a stretch of the Appalachian Mountains in central Pennsylvania.

"I've always wanted to come back here," my mother told me in Cantonese on a recent drive through Fort Indiantown Gap. "Son, you've made my dream come true."

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Europe
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Greeks Divided Ahead Of Eurozone Vote

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Middle East
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Fuel Is Crucial In The Battle Over Syria

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National Security
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

The White House Invites Tourists To Use Their Cameras

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Law
7:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Paper Finds One-Quarter Of Those Killed By Police Are Mentally Ill

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