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4th of July

Top 4 Fourth of July Cakes

Courtney Whitmore | Posted 08.20.2014 | Home
Courtney Whitmore

The 4th of July is right around the corner. It's time to grab the family, hit the beach, and enjoy one of these delicious cakes. We've pulled our top 4 favorite July 4th cakes so you can pick your favorite or make more than one!

Marriage Equality: THE Best Reason to Celebrate on July 4th

Matthew Chapman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

If I had to say what was the best thing that's happened in the entire world in the last 10 years, it would be the arrival of gay marriage in America.

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July

Marilyn Oliveira | Posted 08.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Marilyn Oliveira

Ah, Independence Day... the crown jewel of summer extravaganzas. Because, really - on what other holiday are you encouraged to eat, drink, and bask in the sun whilst reflecting on all that's great about the U.S. of A?

RFK Jr. Entangled In Odd Federal Violation

AP | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

BARNSTABLE, Mass. — Two members of the Kennedy family who thought they were doing a good deed by freeing an entangled sea turtle actually violat...

Passing Through: Boston, MA

Rog Walker | Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices
Rog Walker

We decided to spend the 4th of July in Boston this year. Although I've been once before, I didn't know much about Boston other than my dislike for the Red Sox (growing up as a Yankees fan). At the end of our trip, we left with a newfound appreciation for a great American city.

A Lesson in Underreporting: The Media's Neglect of the Philly 4th of July Jam Stampede

Ben Lerner | Posted 09.08.2013 | College
Ben Lerner

It's the kind of thing I normally wouldn't notice: "Attendees at Philly 4th of July Jam Run For Safety During Fireworks, No Injuries Reported." But is lasting damage all that matters?

Democracy Isn't About Voting

David Sable | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media
David Sable

Democracy is not uniquely American, nor does independence belong exclusively to the U.S. or France or anyone else. Nor is it only about voting; in fact, it's a way of life.

The 21st Century Definition of Freedom: Self-Determination for All

John Hope Bryant | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

While democracy continues to fight the good fight for space and place in our lives in important parts of the world -- not yet free to vote, dream and to create on their own -- for most of the world the issues we face today are different.

Top Hotels For 4th of July Fireworks

trivago | Posted 09.02.2013 | Travel

Fireworks were present on the first celebration of Independence Day, making them a historic and iconic tribute to America's inception -- a loud, beautiful, diverse assortment of lights in the sky that aptly unites the crowds of people celebrating below them.

Declaring Our Interdependence

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Independence is only half the story. Interdependence -- shared sacrifice and responsibility -- made America possible. George Washington would not have crossed the Delaware without his troops.

Breaking Free

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

Last week was fraught with mixed emotions for many of us who dream of freedom and equality for all. The Supreme Court's rulings on the Voting Rights A...

'White History Month' Float Stirs Controversy At July 4th Parade

Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

A small North Carolina town's Fourth of July parade was mired in controversy after a float touting "White History Month" drew a number of complaints f...

Washington Watch: Week 23 - "The Greatest"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

This past week we celebrated the 237th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. Yes...our issues are many, and our Congress is in gridlock, an...

Fireworks in the Fog

Will Durst | Posted 09.04.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Happy 237th birthday, America. Just want to say that in the right light, you don't look a day over 195. Although sometimes you still act like you're 137.

PHOTOS: The Obamas Color-Coordinate On Fourth Of July

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 07.05.2013 | Style

Michelle Obama, as we've already noted, has Fourth of July theme-dressing down pat. FLOTUS knows her way around a red and blue print, and she isn't sh...

LOOK: 4th Of July Fireworks Celebrations

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- From solemn to spectacular, the nation marked its independence with the reopening of the Statue of Liberty for the first time since Supers...

Patriotic Styles for American Holidays

Amanda Callaghan | Posted 09.03.2013 | Style
Amanda Callaghan

Fireworks, BBQs, and parades... all just some of the ways we love to celebrate America! From President's Day to Veteran's Day, here's a list of patriotic apparel to get you looking and feeling all-American when honoring and celebrating this great country!

WATCH LIVE: New York City Fireworks

Posted 09.03.2013 | New York

Watch the 37th annual Macy's 4th Of July fireworks show over the Hudson River in New York City....

Man Arrested With Suspected Explosives In Seattle

AP | Posted 09.03.2013 | Crime

SEATTLE — Police in Seattle are investigating a Nevada man arrested near the University of Washington in a stolen pickup truck filled with weapo...

July 4th Fireworks: Safety Tips And Ways To Avoid Injuries

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.04.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Alyona and Caroline talk about the ways to stay safe while handling fireworks on Fourth of July. Watch the video above for more information....

Where To Buy Fireworks For July 4th

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.04.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Alyona and Caroline discuss the different purchasing rules for fireworks in the various states across the country. Watch the video above for more info...

Could We Celebrate the 4th of July Under the Old Rules of Our Founders?

Fred Lundgren | Posted 09.03.2013 | Impact
Fred Lundgren

It seems incredible that early Americans celebrated the 4th of July (a celebration of independence) even though slavery was tolerated in some states until the Civil War. Millions of Americans openly supported slavery while millions more quietly used it to their advantage.

Best July 4th Parades In America

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.04.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Fourth of July Fireworks should be larger than life. As Independence Day rounds the corner for the 235th time, we decided to take a look at the best p...

WATCH: Remembering Our Troops This Fourth Of July

Posted 07.04.2013 | Parents

As families across America long for their far-flung military loved ones this Fourth of July, a powerful video tribute to the troops reminds everyone o...

WATCH: The 4th of July Goes Mobile

Shawn Amos | Posted 09.02.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Hopefully you're well into a fun, relaxing 4th of July. But if, like many of us, you just can't put down that smartphone or tablet, have no fear: ther...