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A July 4 Tradition: NPR Reads The Declaration Of Independence

It's Independence Day. That means it's time to hear NPR hosts and reporters read the Declaration of Independence. Follow along here.

Still Young Evenings
Risin' Sun Nassau
City by the Sea Chris Kasper

Aleksandr Purgayev (left) and Aleksandr Selyukh grew up together, and both played for their town's soccer team in the 1970s. Purgayev is now the team's coach. Alina Selyukh/NPR hide caption

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Reporter's Notebook: In Small-Town Russia, 'Football Is My Life'

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Goa Jon Stickley
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Salento René Aubry
Passage Lowercase Noises
The First Act Of Water
The Star Spangled Banner Patriotic Players
American the Beautiful Patriotic Players

Officers of the 5th U.S. Cavalry near Washington, D.C., in 1865. Julia Ward Howe was inspired to write "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" after a visit with Union troops in the thick of the Civil War. Library of Congress hide caption

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One Song Glory

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Llegada Gordon Bok

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A July 4 Tradition: NPR Reads The Declaration Of Independence

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Dawn at Yorktown Eric Weinberg
America, My Country Tis of Thee Patriotic Players
Reborn Jellis and Subsets

Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith talks to reporters during a May news conference in Seattle. Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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As USA Swimming Grapples With Sexual Abuse, Athletes Cite Lack Of Female Coaches

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Master of Life Khruangbin
August 1972 Steve Swallow, Jonas Johansen et. al.
Dreamer of Strange Seas The Harbour Lights
King of Cobra The Budos Band
Up From The South The Budos Band
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Voodoo Patrick Paige II
Rollin (Intrumental) Calvin Harris
Still Sound Toro y Moi

Deb Haaland worked on President Obama's 2008 campaign before chairing New Mexico's Democratic Party. Now she's running for office with a record number of other Native Americans across the country. Juan Labreche/AP hide caption

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Record Number Of Native Americans Running For Office In Midterms

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