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The Declaration Of Independence, 240 Years Later

On July 4, 1776, church bells rang out over Philadelphia as the Continental Congress adopted Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence.

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The Declaration Of Independence, 240 Years Later

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Juno Space Probe Is Set To Enter Jupiter's Orbit On Monday

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