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Just A Few Important Words About The 'Declaration Of Independence'

Along with the words and phrases that still ring out 239 years later are less noticed turns of phrase. They say a lot about the messages Thomas Jefferson and the other Founding Fathers wanted to send.

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The Grateful Dead, 'Truckin' Into The Sunset

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One More Saturday Night Grateful Dead
Hideaway Eric Clapton & John Mayall

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Just A Few Important Words About The Declaration Of Independence

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Salt and Pepper Sonny Stitt & Paul Gonsalves

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Wildlife Forensics Lab Uses Tech To Sniff, Identify Illegal Wood

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End Titles David Arnold
Power of Love [C/CM][Take]

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A Reopened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

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At Age 3 — Transitioning From Jack To Jackie

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Right Stuff Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

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LA Police Unit Intervenes To Get Mentally Ill Treatment, Not Jail Time

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Of All U.S. Police Shootings, One-Quarter Reportedly Involve The Mentally Ill

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Colors In Stereo Moonlit Sailor
Take the Box Amy Winehouse

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'Chasing Memories' In Their Refugee Camp 40 Years After Fleeing Vietnam

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Tender Surrender Steve Vai

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