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Tests And Tales Of Becoming A U.S. Citizen

Swearing-in ceremonies for new citizens are traditional on Independence Day in America. What does U.S. citizenship mean to those who choose to naturalize?

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Celebrating A Star-Spangled Anthem ... That's Really Hard To Sing

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Star Spangled Banner [Live] Louis Armstrong
Battle Hymn of the Republic Monty Alexander
America [Version] Simon & Garfunkel
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Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass

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Remember To Remember Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
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Hey Sister Walter Martin
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Battle Hymn of the Republic Louis Armstrong & Red Nichols & His Five Pennies

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Tests And Tales Of Becoming A U.S. Citizen

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Some Roads Lead Home Marcus Roberts Trio
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Graffiti Artist Sprays Brazil's Turmoil Across Its City Walls

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Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men

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From Axes To Razors, The Stuff That Makes You Feel Manly

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Variations on America The Beautiful Gordon Green

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As A Husband Becomes Caregiver To His Wife, A Marriage Evolves

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