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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Declaration of Independence copy contains key error, scholar says

A dot — either an errant spot of ink or a period — appears on a close-up of the official transcript of the original Declaration of Independence in an undated handout photo. A scholar is saying the mark, if it is punctuation, has contributed to a "routine but serious misunderstanding" of the document.