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President Barack Obama speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, DC, February 22, 2012.  (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Helps Break Ground On Black History Museum

President Barack Obama heralded a new national black history museum as “not just a record of tragedy, but a celebration of life” as he marked Wednesday’s groundbreaking of the long-sought-after museum on the National Mall.

02/22/2012

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Dallas Researchers Chip Away At Dinosaur Bones

In the bowels of the Museum of Nature & Science in Fair Park, Tommy Diamond sat hunched over what looked like a huge boulder of plaster. He spends eight hours (or more) a day chipping away at the vertebra of an Alamosaurus.

CBSDFW.COM–11/21/2010