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Associated Press

An internal investigation has found that some patients at the CentraCare Health Coborn Cancer Center in St. Cloud received improper doses of radiation, resulting in discipline and firings of some employees.

In this June 23, 2015 photo, a worker polishes the copper roof of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia in preparation for painting in Charlottesville, Va. The centerpiece of the university's historic Grounds, built from 1822 to 1826, is the focus of a $52 million renovation.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Jefferson's iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $53M face-lift

- Associated Press

Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site.

President Andrew Johnson looked to the Fourth of July as a launching point to reunify not just the states, but also the hearts and minds of their inhabitants. (Associated Press)

Johnson's first Fourth of July: A rebirth of freedom

- The Washington Times

Andrew Johnson, who survived the assassination plot that killed Abraham Lincoln and gravely wounded Secretary of State William Seward, had been president for less than three months when he marked the first Fourth of July celebration following the end of the Civil War. Citing an "indisposition," the new president was unable to travel as planned to Gettysburg July 4 to help mark a new national monument at a military cemetery on the battlefield. He sent his regrets in a July 3 letter to event organizers in which he discussed the first Independence Day celebration after the war. On July 5, Johnson would sign the executive order for the execution of four of the plotters in the assassination. The following is an excerpt from Johnson's July 3 letter to David Wills, chairman of the Gettysburg memorial committee: