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5 Things You Did Not Know About Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

There’s probably a lot you don’t know about the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest so here are five things that may surprise you.

07/03/2014

United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

Spectators line the National Mall from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial to view the Fourth of July Independence Day fireworks display in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: SHAWN THEW/AFP/Getty Images)

New Version of National Anthem to Debut at D.C.’s July 4th Celebration

American composer and conductor John Williams is debuting a new arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” featuring choirs, trumpets, an orchestra and cannons on the National Mall for the nation’s birthday.

07/03/2014

Spectators line the National Mall from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial to view the Fourth of July Independence Day fireworks display in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: SHAWN THEW/AFP/Getty Images)

Fireworks in D.C. Still on Despite Tropical Storm Threat

Despite initial concerns that Tropical Storm Arthur could compromise the July 4th fireworks in Washington on Friday, the National Mall and Memorial Parks Service says it won’t cancel the display, barring heavy wind or lightning.

07/02/2014

Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Fourth of July Travel Tips

With more than 41 million people expected to travel for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, officials are asking travelers to prepare ahead of time to prevent long lines at airports and traffic delays on the road.

07/02/2014

Fourth of July fireworks are seed over the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument on July 4, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

A List of Fourth of July Firework Displays in D.C., Md. and Va.

Whether you need a little help hosting your own Fourth of July party or are just trying to be as patriotic as possible, this guide has got you covered.

07/02/2014

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Fourth Of July Travel: What To Expect And How To Prepare

With 41 million Americans expected to travel this year, highways and airports will be packed with travelers looking to take advantage of the 3-day weekend.

06/30/2014

Fireworks light up the sky over the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol on July 4. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Man Gets 107 Years in Slaying at D.C. Cookout

A District man has been sentenced to 107 years in prison for fatally shooting a teenager at a July 4 cookout.

06/21/2014

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Best Places in America to Celebrate the 4th of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

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Creative 4th of July Parade Float Ideas

Fourth of July parades take place all across the country and signify not only our collective patriotism, but also local pride. Homemade floats abound and are as unique and individual as the spirit that carved out our country.

06/16/2014

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