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July 4 History

KA-BOOM: July 4th Fireworks Photos

Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

Is there a better way to celebrate your country's independence than setting off lots and lots of fireworks? The United States has been pondering th...

PHOTOS: America Celebrates Independence Day

Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Across the United States, Americans are celebrating 236 years of independence with backyard barbeques, family gatherings an...

Fourth Of July: Today In History

Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, July 4, the 186th day of 2012. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today'...

Four Thoughts for the Fourth

Kate Kelly | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

We all consider July Fourth to be "our nation's birthday," but given the number of steps it took to be a free country, it's good to be reminded of what the day actually signifies.