National Weather Service Confirms Md. Tornado

CBS Baltimore

CLINTON, Md. (AP) — The National Weather Service is confirming that a tornado touched down in the Clinton area of Prince George’s County.

The weather service announced Tuesday that the tornado touched down Monday evening with peak winds estimated around 60 mph and was rated an EF0, the lowest category on the tornado scale.

The weather service says spotters and members of the public saw and documented the rotating cloud that produced the tornado from northern Charles County to the area where it touched down in southern Prince George’s County, near Clinton and Brandywine.

The weather service confirmed the touchdown after reviewing radar observation, eyewitness reports and video and a ground survey.

Only minor damage was noted from this tornado, including flashing peeled from a home and damage to a vinyl fence.

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Rare Piece Of American History On Display At Valley Forge National Park

CBS Philly

By Brad Segall

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (CBS) — Valley Forge National Park will celebrate the Fourth of July on Thursday by displaying a true copy of the Declaration of Independence, one of only two known to exist.

The exhibit will allow the public to view the Declaration as it might have looked in July of 1776, and since the original is basically unreadable, noted local historian Tom Lingenfelter says this is the next best thing.

“It’s basically like a photocopy of the original,” he says.

Lingenfelter picked up the document at a Bucks County flea market about 20 years ago. He thought it was a souvenir copy, but after some digging learned of its historical significance.

“It’s the Birth Certificate of America,” Lingenfelter says, “and it’s on America’s birthday, July Fourth. It can’t be much more significant, and a lot of people believe it’s probably the most important document in…

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Celebrates 100th Anniversary In Baltimore

CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—It’s a national and international sorority more than 300,000 women strong, dedicated to public service, and they’re celebrating their 100th birthday right here in Baltimore.

Ron Matz has more with the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta.

The Deltas are in town celebrating their 100th anniversary.

“Deltas are involved in the community,” said Eleanor Matthews, Delta Sigma Theta member. “Wherever you go you’ll see Deltas working in the community with a wide variety of activities to uplift people.”

The world’s largest African American women’s organization has strong Baltimore ties.

“Deltas represent women from around the world. We represent college educated women. Our whole area is for cultural, educational and service activities,” said Dr. Thelma Daley, former sorority president.

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The Deltas are devoted to public service.

“It means a lot to me because I feel we are able to do so much in the community, and…

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