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July Fourth

Unexpected Turn of Events

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I knew the day was going to be weird because I woke up fully rested and without my usual assortment of arthritic pains.

Americana for the Fourth of July

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 07.04.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

But seriously, if there's a time to use the word Americana, it's got to be July 4th, right? So here are some genre-bending releases that fit the name.

Why Do We Shoot Off Fireworks on the Fourth of July?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 07.04.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Read The Best July Fourth Oration Ever Given

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics

In 1852, the abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivered what could be considered the best July Fourth oration ever given. In an address to the Ladies...

On Patriotism

Robert Reich | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

True patriotism isn't simply about waving the American flag. And it's not mostly about securing our borders from outsiders. It's about coming together for the common good.

U.S. Marks July Fourth Amid Worries Over Security, Sharks, Wildfires

Reuters | Katie Reilly | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK, July 4 (Reuters) - Millions of Americans on Saturday gathered for Independence Day parades, picnics and hotdog eating competitions, defying ...

Sara Bondioli

Celebrating 4th Of July With A Long Weekend? Here's Why You're Able To.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Bondioli | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics

If you're not working on July 3, thank your company. But government policy may have played a role in that as well, even if you aren't a federal employ...

How To Have The Most All-American Fourth Of July Ever

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.01.2015 | HuffPost Home

Some people see the Fourth of July as just a long weekend. Others see it as a time to reflect on our country's independence. Whatever it means to you,...

21 Ways People Are Celebrating July 4th Across the Country

Hometalk | Posted 07.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Creative Americans and DIYers across the nation are going all out for this year's Fourth of July celebrations! From patriotic mason jar designs, to flags of every shape and size, these July 4th decorations are on track to outshine even the most spectacular firework displays.

15 Best Fourth of July Freebies, Discounts and Deals

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

No Fourth of July celebration would be complete without the following: barbecues, picnics, vacations and fireworks displays. While this type of cash flow keeps the U.S. economy stimulated, paying the full price for Fourth of July necessities can leave your wallet empty.

Obama Lauds Service Members At Independence Day Event

AP | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the extraordinary sacrifices by U.S. service members are keeping America safe and free. ...

Scholar Points Out Problematic Punctuation In Declaration Of Independence Transcript

The New York Times | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s founding charter e...

Obama To Preside Over Fourth Of July Citizenship Ceremony

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to highlight a positive side of the immigration debate by presiding over an Independence Day citizens...

Here's How The U.S. Is Celebrating Independence Day

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

The United States marked 238 years as an independent nation and celebrated the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Nature and politics also...

The Fourth Of July Sale Items You Need To Shop Right NOW

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 07.04.2014 | Style

Summer may have only just begun, but hundreds of warm-weather clothes are already on sale. From dresses to sandals to crop tops, you can buy an entire...

Addressing Climate Change Should Be Our Patriotic Duty

Robert Redford | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Robert Redford

You would think by listening to some on Capitol Hill that doing anything about climate change, will end life, as we know it. In fact, it's precisely the opposite. All of this has become a big fat political football where self-preservation is the priority over the national good.

TPP Would Gut Buy American: Happy July 4th!

Lori Wallach | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Lori Wallach

'Buy American' would be gutted, and American jobs lost, under the TPP, the sweeping "trade" deal that President Obama says he wants to sign this year with 11 Pacific Rim nations.

Here's What To Watch This July 4th

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment

The Fourth of July may just be the most patriotic holiday of the calendar year. It's the day we celebrate our country's fight for freedom and independ...

Young People Helped Found This Country, It's Time for Us to Step Up and Lead Again

Stevaughn Bush | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Stevaughn Bush

Two centuries ago, a group of patriots came together and founded our great nation. Looking back, we see the powdered wigs and think of these Founding Fathers as experienced, middle-aged statesman. But in fact, young people were instrumental in leading the charge.

Best of America: 9 Reasons to Love New York City

Global Yodel | Posted 08.31.2014 | New York
Global Yodel

Manhattan and its neighboring boroughs are home to some of the world's best restaurants, museums and attractions. But New York is not just a destination. It's also a home. For more than 8 million residents, the city does sleep.

Independence Day Came Early for Our Little Girl

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

We might be less than a week away from the Fourth of July, but Sienna's been in the throes of a sudden independence streak.

13 Grown Ups Losing Their %#&@ing Sh*t Over Sparklers

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.01.2014 | Comedy

Sparklers are fun when you're a little kid, but until now we didn't know how downright euphoric they are for adults. Stock photos would have you be...

10 All-American Classics For The Fourth of July

Food52 | Posted 08.30.2014 | Taste
Food52

The most patriotic holiday is right around the corner, and we've got you covered no matter how you choose to celebrate.

Turn These 11 Everyday Items Into Your Fourth of July Decor

Hometalk | Posted 08.26.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

You'll be surprised at how many everyday items can take on a new life as fabulous Fourth of July decorations! Here are 11 ideas to get you started, but once the creative juices get flowing, who knows where you'll stop!

The Most Popular Destinations to Visit This 4th of July!

The Active Times | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

The warm weather has arrived, the beaches are open and Independence Day is inching closer. We all know what that means -- vacation time.