July 4th

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Teen Boy Arrested in Frederick Shooting

Frederick police have arrested a 13-year-old boy in a Fourth of July shooting that left a 15-year-old girl injured.

07/07/2014

Fireworks burst in air behind the Capitol and Washington Monument as thousands enjoyed Independence Day celebrations on the National Mall. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Celebrate Fourth Of July On National Mall

Visitors enjoyed music performances from Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks and John Williams before the fireworks display under a clear sky.

07/04/2014

A Palestinian boy plays with a sparkler

Boy Critically Burned in Fireworks Accident

Authorities say a 9-year-old boy was severely burned in a fireworks accident in western Maryland.

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

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Park Police Offer Public Alerts for July 4 in DC

Visitors to the National Mall for the Independence Day celebration can sign up for event information and emergency notifications from the National Park Service.

07/04/2014

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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

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

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