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  • The Declaration Of Independence, Read Aloud
    For 22 years, Morning Edition has observed an Independence Day tradition: hosts, reporters, newscasters and commentators reading the Declaration of Independence aloud.
  • In South Africa, They're Diski Dancing
    The World Cup resumes in South Africa with the quarterfinals Friday. The past two days were officially rest days to give players a chance to recuperate. But South Africans could use a breather, too, because they've been dancing in the streets. The Diski Dance was created for the tournament.
  • A True Champion Vs. The 'Great White Hope'
    There may be no more charged phrase in all of the American lexicon than "the great white hope." The term came into existence almost a century ago in the era of Jack Johnson, the great American heavyweight fighter who happened to be black.
  • Lawmakers Pay Respects To Sen. Robert Byrd
    Late Senator Robert C. Byrd lay in repose on Thursday in the Senate chamber, where members of the House and Senate paid their respects. President Obama and Vice President Biden will attend a memorial service for Byrd in West Virginia on Friday.
  • Who Will Live To Be 100? Genetic Test Might Tell
    Scientists have found that the key to living a long life doesn't just depend on having healthy habits -- genes matter too. If there were a medical test that could tell you whether you would live to 100, would you take it?
  • NASA's Flying Telescope Sees Early Success
    NASA has built a powerful telescope into the body of a 747 airplane. The flying telescope recently completed its first flight, capturing images of a planet and a nearby galaxy. Flying at 40,000 feet, it captured images of space that telescopes on the ground can't. And, it has a longer working life than space-based telescopes.
  • GM Sees Market Share Gains In China
    General Motors says its sales in China for the first half of this year topped sales in the U.S. That's a first. GM says it sold just over 1.2 million vehicles in China, compared with 1 million in the U.S.
  • Automakers Suffer Slow Sales In June
    Almost across the board, sales were worse last month than the month before. Major automakers saw double-digit sales drops, and analysts say expanded promotions may follow. Sales were up from June a year ago, but that's not saying much. June '09 was one of the worst months on record.
  • Training Program Helps Older Workers Find Jobs
    A job training program has been helping older workers in rural Pennsylvania find jobs for more than four decades. Older workers are having an especially tough time finding work in the current job market.
  • Disney Acquires iPhone Game Maker Tapulous
    Walt Disney has acquired Tapulous, which makes the popular iPhone play-along music game Tap Tap Revenge.

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