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Andy Griffith died this morning at the age of 86 in his home in North Carolina. He gained fame in the iconic sitcoms "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Matlock." In 2005, Griffith was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. Click on the link above to read more about Andy Griffith. Or scroll to the bottom of the page to watch a video about his accomplishments.

Check this out: Senator to make cameo in 'Dark Knight' movie

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont has had a lifelong fascination with Batman, and the senator was invited to be in the latest Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," set to premiere July 20. Vermont is also set to get the first public showing on July 15, ahead of the national premiere date. Click the link above to read more.

Video: Andy Griffith, 1926-2012

Andy Griffith, whose homespun mix of humor and wisdom made "The Andy Griffith Show" an enduring TV favorite, has died. Scroll down to watcht he video.


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