July 4

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Police Urge National Mall Crowd to Take Shelter During Storm

U.S. Park Police are urging visitors on the National Mall to seek shelter in museums and federal buildings as a thunderstorm moves through the area.

07/04/2015

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)

How to Get Around D.C. for Fourth of July

If you’re heading down to D.C. for the Fourth of July holiday, here are the best way to avoid delays and traffic.

07/04/2015

Haitian immigrants hold a flag after becoming U.S. citizens. (credit:  John Moore/Getty Images)

40 New Citizens Welcomed in Baltimore Ceremony

Officials in Baltimore have welcomed 40 new citizens with a special naturalization ceremony on the Fourth of July.

07/04/2015

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O Say Can You Breathe? Fireworks Pollute Air, Study Says

July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too.

06/30/2015

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US Embassy In Jakarta Moved July 4 Celebration Ahead One Month For Ramadan

The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta moved its Fourth of July celebrations up one month to June 4 – last Thursday – in order to avoid offending Muslims during the fasting month of Ramadan.

06/11/2015

Fireworks explode over the White House January 19, 2004 as part of the 55th presidential inaugural 'Celebration of Freedom' event Washington, DC. Bush will be sworn into serve his second term as President of the United States January 20. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

5 Most American Things to Do on July 4th

There are many ways to celebrate our nation’s independence from British rule, established on July 4, 1776, but these are the five most American ways to celebrate this joyous date in American history.

07/04/2014

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)

Guide: Fireworks on the National Mall

If you’re planning on going to the National Mall Friday night to party like it’s 1776, this guide has everything you need to know before you go.

07/04/2014

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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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

A senator guiding an immigration overhaul bill through Congress says he wants the Senate to pass the measure by July 4 and predicts as many as 70 votes in support. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Schumer: Immigration Bill Will Pass Senate By July 4

A senator guiding an immigration overhaul bill through Congress says he wants the Senate to pass the measure by July 4 and predicts as many as 70 votes in support.

06/02/2013

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