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Getty Images, photo by Michael Bocchieri
Getty Images, photo by Michael Bocchieri

Some 4th of July Facts You May Not Have Known

With the 4th of July on Thursday here are a few things you may not have known about our national holiday:

1.       America didn’t declare our independence on the 4th of July. This is kind of a tit for tat situation because the Continental Congress declared our independence from the British on July 2 ,1776, which was the day of the actual vote, but the Declaration was published in the newspapers on July 4th, giving the people of the country their first look at it.

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Getty Images, photo by Mike Tauber
Getty Images, photo by Mike Tauber

The Statue of Liberty Arrives In New York June 17, 1885

On June 17th, 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York as a friendship gift from the people of France. The Statue was not assembled as it is today; it came in 350 separate pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The statue was built by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi and commemorated the American Revolution and the friendship between the United States and France.

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Beach Anderson
Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon And Anderson On A Field Trip To Lincolnville Beach

He crept into our room yesterday morning at 5am and whispered "Mama, just wanted to tell you we have our field trip today."

Can you tell he was excited?

And who could blame him. So was I!

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Nate and Ice Von Falkenhein German Shepherd Breeder & Police Dogs
Photo by Nate Hood

The State Of Maine Has New K-9 Units Today!

They have been training for a while and today they receive their official "license" to serve!

Fourteen police officers and their dogs graduate from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy starting at 10am today. One of those graduates is close to my heart!

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Getty Images, photo by Cameron Spenser
Getty Images, photo by Cameron Spenser

We Eat 2 Pounds of Bugs a Year Without Knowing It

The U.N. recently released a report saying the world’s population should eat more bugs, it would solve the world food shortage and there are benefits from eating them. Well, guess what, we are already eating bugs in most food we consume. Not always whole bugs, but bits and pieces, heads, legs, bodies and sometimes whole bugs.

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Photo from Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Photo from Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Mainers Offer to Provide Lunches To Children Denied at Old Town School

News of a middle school student being denied school lunch at J.A. Leonard Middle School this week because a parent owed money on the account, has Mainers offering to solve the problem.

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Getty Images, photo by Henry S. Dziekn lll
Getty Images, photo by Henry S. Dziekn lll

Keith Richards owes Library $30,000 for Past Due Books

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones recently said when he was a child he loved to hang out at the local library and read, which is all well and good; the only problem is he checked out books, but never returned them. A receptionist at the Dartford Library said going back 50 years to find out how much he would owe is tough.

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Stephen Hawking
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Stephen Hawking Says Life on Earth Will Not Last Another 1,000 Years

British physicist Stephen Hawking says human life will not survive another 1,000 years on planet Earth. As a guest speaker at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Hawking said future exploration of space is needed if mankind wants to survive. He called Earth a fragile planet and NASA’s role in finding a habitable planet is crucial.

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photo from facebook

Lewiston School Board Approves School Budget

The Lewiston School Committee voted unanimously Monday night on the school budget that would increase property taxes 5.4 percent. That would translate for a home valued at $150,000 in Lewiston to a tax increase of $72.

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College Graduates
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What Are the Best Cities for 2013 College Graduates?

After getting their diplomas, a lot of college graduates decide to head to the big city to try and make it big.

The question that arises, though, is which city is the right one?

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