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Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Crown of Liberty

223 years after our nation declared its independence, thousands traveled to Liberty Island to celebrate our nation's birthday and many got a special view, not seen in years. Priya David reports.

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National Mall Needs Work

Each Fourth of July, the national mall sparkles like a jewel, but it is also in need of some serious yard work. From sidewalks to stained marble, Nancy Cordes explains this budget controversy.

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What's Next For Palin?

The most recent political news was Sarah Palin's surprise announcement that she will resign as Alaska's governor. CBS News political analyst, John Dickerson joins Jeff Glor.

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Who Should Get Jackson's Kids?

The most recent question in the Michael Jackson case, is who should get custody of the children? Chris Wragge speaks with legal analyst Lisa Bloom, attourney Gloria Allred, and author Wendy Murphy.

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Jackson Memorial Lottery

Many Michael Jackson fans are eager to be at his memorial service at the Staples Center. Those who are unable get tickets are upset, but city officials show little sympathy. Bill Whitaker reports.

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2009 Tea Party

In scores of communities, many spent their 4th of July not celebrating, but protesting. Taking a cue from the Boston tea party, they railed against high taxes and other peeves. Terrell Brown reports.

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Thanks To Teddy

As millions head to national parks during the Fourth of July holiday, those parks would not have existed if not for Theodore Roosevelt. Jeff Glor reports in tonight's weekend journal.

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Serial Killer Hunt

The hunt has been intensified for a suspected serial killer in S.C. who now has claimed five victims. As Kimberly Dozier reports, all were killed within 10 miles of one another.

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Athens residents fight to preserve parks

Athens is already one of the most densely built cities in Europe, and its inhabitants are engaged in a tug-of-war with authorities to win more green space. The so-called green revolt has borne results -- some parking lots have been transformed into gardens, and some construction projects have been stalled, or cancelled entirely.

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Style- VOWS- Priscilla and Derick

Priscilla McKenzie and Derick Hackett tell of their romance, separated as it is by hundreds of miles. Their first meeting was in a crowded New York airport; they say it unfolded like a movie scene.

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Sports- Short Al- The Face Behind the Voice

Albert (Short Al) Kaufman, 81, was a fixture as a daily caller into WFAN's late-night sports talk programs, at least until disappearing last year. He still talks sports in Brooklyn, but cannot call.

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Flip e a diversidade

A Flip - Festa Literária de Paraty - não reúne apenas escritores consagrados, ou conhecidos. Nas ruas da cidade histórica, artistas de todos os tipos e autores iniciantes, ou ainda não publicados, são um espetáculo a parte.

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Tour de France kicks off as Armstrong pushes for comeback

The Tour de France, the world's most gruelling road race, kicked off in Monaco on Saturday with US cycling star Lance Armstrong determined to make a comeback after a four-year absence. Images and soundbites, including Armstrong starting and finishing the first stage time trial.

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Feminine touch in Japanese manga culture hits France

Japan's comics culture is somewhat special in that women play a real role in authoring and drawing cartoon albums. AFP went to meet some of the women behind Japan's manga culture and their female fans at the Japan Expo in Paris.

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Fans await start of Tour de France

The Tour de France, the world's most gruelling and famous road race, kicks off in Monaco on Saturday with US cycling star Lance Armstrong determined to make a comeback after a four-year absence. Images and soundbites of fans waiting for the Tour to start.

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Paris Hilton goes oriental with Middle East reality TV

Paris Hilton is currently in Lebanon where she's shooting an episode of the Middle Eastern version of her TV reality show "Paris Hilton's My New BFF". This season is based mainly in Dubai. The US celebrity gave a press conference late on Friday to mark the occasion during which she talked about the death of US pop singer Michael Jackson and how she had adapted her show for the Middle Eastern market. Images and soundbites.

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