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NPR Reads The Declaration Of Independence

NPR hosts and reporters read the Declaration of Independence in celebration of the Independence Day holiday.

A fireworks display rises above an empty park on Wednesday in Brooklyn. According to New York City officials, complaints about fireworks have skyrocketed in recent weeks. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images hide caption

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NYC To Crack Down On Mystery Fireworks That Are Fraying Nerves And Disrupting Sleep

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Toni Clark, 60, said she lost her Section 8 housing subsidy after a traffic stop by Sheriff's deputies. Emily Elena Dugdale/KPCC) hide caption

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As Palmdale Grapples With A Hanging Death, Locals Recall The Area's Racist History

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Vivian Garcia Leonard (left); Marissa Sofia Ochs (middle), holding her daughter, Liana; and Vivian J. Leonard (right) talk about being pharmacists in New York, a city that has been especially hard hit during the coronavirus pandemic. Camila Kerwin for StoryCorps hide caption

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3 Generations Of Pharmacists Reflect On The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Casey Kasem was the original host American Top 40, which premiered 50 years ago this week. Gary Friedman/Getty Images hide caption

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50 Years Ago, Casey Kasem Began Counting Down The Hits On American Top 40

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