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Brady's photo outfit in front of Petersburg, Va

[Detail] Brady's photo outfit in front of Petersburg, Va

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  3. Does the article have a catchy headline and a byline? If not, suggest a catchy headline.

     

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  4. What additional organization or information would help?

     

  5. Are any parts of this article biased? If so, which parts?

     

  6. List at least two specific strengths of the article.

     

  7. List at least two ways the article could be improved.

     

  8. Is the works Cited List included? Is it in proper format with at least two sources?

     

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