Take Two for July 4, 2013

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Who decides when you're "American" enough?

Being an American is an idea that most of us understand, but it's a little hard to explain: the American identity encompasses some very big ideas that brings in culture, politics, family, and more.
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Opponents of same-sex marriage often say it poses a threat to traditional marriage, and in fact, that was one of the arguments made before the Supreme Court. But what if the opposite were true?
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Chris Nichols shows off his bowling trophies

Collector Chris Nichols shared one of his prized LA's history possessions with us: his bowling trophies from over 50 years ago.
Genius of Dogs
Hare is the director of the Canine Cognition Center at Duke University, he's also the co-author of the new book, "The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think."
Fireworks illuminate the night sky above

Music for your Fourth of July

Chris Martins is a senior writer for Spin Magazine and a regular on Tuesday Reviewsday. But for today, he’ll be your July 4th DJ. We’ll hear songs from Black Lips, King Tuff, Thundercat, Major Lazer and more.
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