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July 4

4 Dead In Boat Collision During Fireworks Display

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 07.06.2014 | Crime

MIAMI (AP) — Three boats collided near a Miami marina around the end of a fireworks display, killing four and injuring a dozen others in a chaotic s...

Muslim Woman Berated At Heritage Event Speaks Out On Independence Day

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

The Muslim woman who was mocked at a Heritage Foundation event last month penned an Independence Day op-ed, extolling her beliefs and urging critics t...

Obama: The U.S. Has Always Been A Nation Of Immigrants

Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says 25 foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders tha...

Obama Addresses White House Petition To Make Tim Howard Secretary Of Defense

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama congratulated the U.S. men's soccer team "who represented America so well the last few weeks" at the 2014 World Cup, and gave a...

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...

Declaring Our Independence Through Education

Michael Roth | Posted 07.04.2014 | College
Michael Roth

On this July 4 we should dedicate ourselves to recovering the American promise that education should increase our independence. Since the founding of this country, education has been closely tied to self-reliance, to declaring one's independence through one's ability to think for oneself and creatively contribute to society. In a quickly shifting economic landscape, it is understandable that some parents and pundits are calling for streamlined learning to train people quickly. But gearing education only to meeting current economic conditions is a ticket to conformity -- and also to economic and cultural mediocrity.

7 Tips For You And Your Dog This July 4th

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

You might be excited to head to your neighbor's house to barbecue and watch the fireworks, but chances are your dog is freaked out about it. With the ...

The 21 Most Perfectly American Things To Happen Since America's Last Birthday

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Because America. That's why.

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...

Fireworks Still Planned In The West, Despite Dangerously High Threat Of Wildfires

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Arizona's largest city has gone four months without any measurable rain, and neighboring New Mexico is in the midst of four...

The Spirit of Independence: How Culture Drives Politics

Robin Koerner | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Large-scale popular movements against power are triggered not when enough people see in that an abstract right has been taken from them - but when enough people actually experience their everyday lives as being impinged upon.

How To Wear Red, White And Blue With Style This July 4

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.02.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

There's no better occasion to raid your closet for your best red, white and blue than Independence Day, but how do you rock the Americana look in the ...

The Perfect Fourth of July Outfits To Wear For Any Kind of Plans

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 07.02.2014 | Style

The Fourth of July is one of the best holidays of the year. The day is synonymous with hot dogs, sandcastles and popsicles, and the festivity basicall...

Hurricane Watch Issued For Parts Of North Carolina

AP | By BRUCE SMITH | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Emergency officials are ordering a mandatory evacuation of a fragile barrier island along North Carolina's Outer Banks as Tr...

Faithful Shopper: Heavenly Hamptons

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.30.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The upcoming holiday weekend (or any time this summer) is the perfect time to explore New York's very own beach resort - the Hamptons! And of course a...

How Artists Survive - Part 4 - Independence Day in Iran

Juri Koll | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Humor and irony, truthful commentary -- free expression -- is something people all over the world strive for. America, and it's flag, is freedom's greatest symbol.

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...

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Mexican American

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 07.04.2013 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

If Sen. Lindsey Graham does not get reelected, this Mexican-American woman will remember his brave acts of leadership in an era when anti-immigrant sentiment reached a fever pitch within the GOP. American history will forever record the courageous act of this South Carolina senator.

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...

PHOTOS: 4th Of July Celebrations Across The Country

Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics

Two-hundred and thirty-seven years later, the United States still knows how to celebrate its independence. Americans across the country gathered T...

WATCH: Obama's 4th Of July Address Celebrates America's 'Improbable' Rise

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered his 4th of July address on Thursday, celebrating the day that the United States decided to move from "colonists" to "...

HAPPINESS: This Is The Only Way To Celebrate July 4th

Posted 07.04.2013 | Good News

July 4th is one of our favorite times of year, and not just because it means a long weekend filled with barbecues, fireworks and summer fun. It's ...

How To Green Your Fourth Of July

Posted 07.04.2013 | Green

With fireworks, watermelon, and American flag apparel everywhere you look, the Fourth of July is one of the most exciting (and colorful!) holidays of ...

5 Ways To Have A Latino July 4th

VOXXI | Kim Piston | Posted 07.04.2013 | Latino Voices

Independence Day is a celebration of freedom. What makes this country truly unique and special is not only its people’s diverse ethnicities, but als...

Fourth Of July Nail Art That Puts The Stars In The 'Spangled Banner'

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 07.04.2013 | Style

We get that not everyone is into wearing red, white and blue on Independence Day. (Stores like American Apparel and Urban Outfitters almost had us thi...