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Wives of the Signers: Facts about Five Women of the Declaration of Independence

The Birth of Old Glory Painting and A Capitol Fourth Image

The celebration of America’s Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is regularly associated with well-known historical figures, such as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and John Adams. Though these men, and the many others who signed the Declaration of Independence, have a rightful place in America’s history, they weren't the only ones who played a part in America’s fight for independence.

I Am Big Bird: An interview with Caroll Spinney and the filmmakers

Caroll Spinney, who plays Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street

Sara Michelle Fetters writes about her encounter with the legendary, 80-year-old actor behind Big Bird in this touching interview. I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney story screens Saturday, June 14, at 1:30 p.m. as part of Best of SIFF.

Why are starfish dying off the Pacific Coast?

A dying sea star whose arm has crawled away from its body.

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