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July Fourth

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.

'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...

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.

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 ...

Why Government Is Virtuous

Ekow N. Yankah | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Ekow N. Yankah

On this Fourth of July, it is the basic realization that rolling up your sleeves and being a part of your political community, rather than grasping at a fuzzy picture of a cowboy alone on a plain, is the true display of virtue.

Fourth Of July Just Isn't Fourth Of July Without ______________.

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.04.2013 | Fifty

It's the Fourth of July, America's birthday! What Fourth of July traditions do you pledge allegiance to keep alive this year? From waving the flag ...

The Sweet Call of the National Anthem

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 09.02.2013 | DC
Richard C. Harwood

Some people held their right hand over their heart. Many had taken off their ball caps. And standing there amid the crowd, I could hear the soft strains of folks singing the words to our national anthem.

Liberty and Justice for All: Version 2.0

Janine Francolini | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Janine Francolini

This year I dedicate my Independence Day blog to Pete Earley and Professor Elyn Saks, who, like our forefathers are leaders for a movement to search for truth and justice for the rights of every citizen.

Patriotism Gone Wrong

Posted 07.03.2013 | Comedy

Unfortunately, we can't all be this guy. Source: And as much as we'd like to imagine we're this: ...

It's Time For Independence From China

Peter Navarro | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Peter Navarro

This July 4th, as thousands of patriots march in parades, they will be waving American flags made in cities like Guangzhou and Shanghai. This situation is not without humor -- but there is nothing really funny about the loss of American independence it so painfully symbolizes.

WATCH: Green-Friendly Grilling Tips

Posted 07.02.2013 | Detroit

With summer underway and Independence Day just around the corner, it's the perfect time to pick up some charcoal, fire up the grill, schedule a barbec...

Magical 4th of July Surprise Flag Cake

Elissa Bernstein | Posted 09.01.2013 | Taste
Elissa Bernstein

Switch up your Fourth of July dessert routine with this magical cake.

5 Cool Ways To Celebrate This 4th Of July

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel

Fourth of July is coming up, and if you’re like most Americans, you’ll probably be grilling, hitting the beach or staking out a spot to watch the ...

Top Apps to Help You Celebrate Independence Day

Fueled | Posted 08.27.2013 | Technology

Whether family's coming to town or you're heading out for the holiday weekend, here's a list of free apps that will help the day go off without a hitch!

4 Tips for the Best July 4th Travel Deals

Travelzoo | Posted 06.17.2013 | Travel

Summer's here, it's time to celebrate your independence this Fourth of July -- without paying through the nose.

What Caused The July Fourth Yacht Accident That Killed 3 Kids?

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 09.05.2012 | New York

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. — A sunken yacht on which three children died during an Independence Day fireworks outing was tethered on Friday to prevent it ...

How Does A Midweek Day Off Affect Your Wellbeing?

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 07.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Back at work today? Perhaps those of us lucky enough to have enjoyed the Fourth off work don’t have room to complain, but there was something dis...

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...

Fireworks Show Malfunctions, Explodes All The Fireworks At One Time

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 07.05.2012 | Technology

Ever wonder what would happen if hundreds of fireworks exploded at once? San Diego experienced this phenomenon -- by accident -- when an annual fi...

Yacht Accident Off Long Island Kills Three Children

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. — A yacht that capsized with 27 friends and family aboard on an outing to watch Fourth of July fireworks was severely overcrowd...

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...

Romney Makes Fourth Of July Stop

AP | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

BY KASIE HUNT, ASSOCIATED PRESS WOLFEBORO, N.H. -- Mitt Romney is taking a break from vacationing at his lakeside estate to march in the local Inde...

Happy 4th Of July, America! How Romney Sees This Great Nation

Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics

Happy 4th of July, y'all! In honor of Independence Day, take a look at our interpretation of Mitt Romney's vision of the United States, a nation that ...

Celebrating the Fundamental Spirit of America -- and Honoring Those Who Defend It

Maxwell Kennedy | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics
Maxwell Kennedy

I know that we are citizens of the greatest country in the world. It is not our resources nor our achievements, but the fundamental spirit of America; the imagination, discipline, dedication to excellence and generosity, particularly of our young people that continues to make us great.