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Metro Running on Saturday Schedule for July Fourth

Metro is running on a Saturday schedule for the Fourth of July holiday, but will add trains in the afternoon and evening to help accommodate crowds going to see the fireworks.

07/04/2014

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Around the Nation, People Gear Up For July 4 Celebrations

The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights:

07/04/2014

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

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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

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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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DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

Craft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.

06/16/2014

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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

This CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

06/12/2014

President Barack Obama is noting that it's not just the nation's birthday, it's his daughter Malia's, too. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Obama Family Thanks Troops During White House Barbecue

President Barack Obama is noting that it’s not just the nation’s birthday, it’s his daughter Malia’s, too.

07/04/2013

Wilson Ramos #40 of the Washington Nationals hits a three run home run in the seventh inning during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park on July 4, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Ramos Homers in Return; Nats Top Brewers 8-5

Wilson Ramos hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning Thursday in his Fourth of July return to the Washington Nationals, leading an 8-5 matinee win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

07/04/2013

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Md. Officials Call for Pet-Only Turtle Derbies

Natural resources officials are calling for only pet turtles to be used in derbies that are an Independence Day tradition in some Maryland communities.

07/03/2013

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