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MEMPHIS, TN - AUGUST 12:  An Elvis fan views the Presley family headstone in the "Meditation Gardens" area of Graceland where Elvis Presley is buried during Elvis Week on August 12, 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee. 75,000 fans are expected to attend the celebration of all things Elvis which this year marks the 25th anniversary of Presley's August 16, 1977 death.  Graceland is the second-most visited home in America behind the White House.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Gettty Images)
MEMPHIS, TN - AUGUST 12: An Elvis fan views the Presley family headstone in the "Meditation Gardens" area of Graceland where Elvis Presley is buried during Elvis Week on August 12, 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee. 75,000 fans are expected to attend the celebration of all things Elvis which this year marks the 25th anniversary of Presley's August 16, 1977 death. Graceland is the second-most visited home in America behind the White House. (Photo by Mario Tama/Gettty Images)
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The King Is Dead: Long Live The King

As Elvis’ career unfolded most of us who grew up during that time thought that Elvis would be the next Sinatra. He’d end up in Vegas make a movie every now and then and be a national treasure.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05:  "The Wizard of Oz" Ruby Red Slippers worn by Judy Garland in 1939 are displayed at a viewing at the Plaza Athenee on December 5, 2011 in New York City.  "The Wizard of Oz" Ruby Red slippers are a women's size 5 and appraised at $3 million dollars.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: "The Wizard of Oz" Ruby Red Slippers worn by Judy Garland in 1939 are displayed at a viewing at the Plaza Athenee on December 5, 2011 in New York City. "The Wizard of Oz" Ruby Red slippers are a women's size 5 and appraised at $3 million dollars. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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“The Wizard of Oz” — Where Are You When We Need You?

Metaphors are powerful things and The Wizard of Oz is loaded with them. Almost every visual and line is filled with double meanings and positive reinforcement.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Revelers celebrate while walking down Fifth Avenue during the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 10, 2012 in New York City. The Puerto Rican Day Parade draws hundreds of thousands and was first celebrated in New York City in 1958. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Revelers celebrate while walking down Fifth Avenue during the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 10, 2012 in New York City. The Puerto Rican Day Parade draws hundreds of thousands and was first celebrated in New York City in 1958. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
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Should Puerto Rico Become Our 51st State?

So what are your thoughts on this topic? Do we need a 51st state? We’d have 102 Senators and it would add five more representatives to the mix.

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(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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The BP Oil Spill: Three Years Later

One of the worst disasters in American History came to an end three years ago today. It's most commonly known as the BP oil spill.

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SALISBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: Solstice revellers celebrate the arrival of the midsummer sunrise at the megalithic monument of Stonehenge on June 21, 2012 near Salisbury, England. The solstice sunrise marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
SALISBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: Solstice revellers celebrate the arrival of the midsummer sunrise at the megalithic monument of Stonehenge on June 21, 2012 near Salisbury, England. The solstice sunrise marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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First Day of Summer In Montana

After a low temperature of 37 overnight and a predicted high of 66 today it hardly seems like the first day of summer. But that’s the beauty of weather in Montana.

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Tom McLaughlin on April Fool (L) wins the Bet Shanghai Masters Tennis - Betdaq Handicap at Kempton Park.
Tom McLaughlin on April Fool (L) wins the Bet Shanghai Masters Tennis - Betdaq Handicap at Kempton Park.
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Happy April Fools Day! No Kidding…

One of the best April Fools Jokes on the American public happened in 1985. George Plimpton wrote an article for Sports Illustrated about a baseball phenom.

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - Chrisitan pilgrims carry wooden crosses along the Via Dolorosa during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of Christians around the world will today mark Good Friday when they commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In Jerusalem Christian pilgrims took part in processions along the route that Jesus is believed to have taken in his last days as he carried the cross.  (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - Chrisitan pilgrims carry wooden crosses along the Via Dolorosa during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem, Israel. Thousands of Christians around the world will today mark Good Friday when they commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In Jerusalem Christian pilgrims took part in processions along the route that Jesus is believed to have taken in his last days as he carried the cross. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
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Good Friday

Good Friday finally became an official holiday in Cuba in 2012 after a visit by Pope Benedict XVI convinced Castro to adopt the holiday.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 17 – Disneyland Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1762 – Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III (More info)

1898 – Spain surrenders to the United States at Santiago, Cuba, ending the Spanish-American War (More info)

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Eric Ford, Getty Images
Eric Ford, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 13 – Hollywood Sign Dedication and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – In New York City, opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in U.S. history (More info)

1923 – The Hollywood sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Los Angeles; it originally reads Hollywoodland but the four last letters are dropped after a 1949 renovation (More info)

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This Day in History for July 12 – Mondale Chooses Ferraro and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1543 – King Henry VIII marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr (More info)

1861 – Wild Bill Hickok gains fame as a gunfighter after he coolly shoots three men in his first shootout (More info)

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