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Only in America: The Bible-Constitution connection

Texas approves new textbooks that say the Constitution was based on the Bible — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Texas' State Board of Education has approved new history textbooks that say the U.S. Constitution was based on the Bible. A group of university professors complains that the textbooks are filled with "inventions and exaggerations" about Christianity's influence on the Founding Fathers, but board chairwoman Barbara Cargill said students will now learn about the country's "rich religious heritage."