July 4th

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VDOT Lifts Lane Closures for 4th of July Travel

Temporary highway lane closures will be suspended across Virginia to help Independence Day travelers reach their holiday destinations.


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Police Cracking Down on Drunk Driving for July 4th

The estimated 1.1 million 4th of July travelers in Virginia will be under the watchful eye of Virginia State Police.


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4th of July Fireworks Create a Nightmare for Dogs

Liberty is loud and a lot of dogs have problems with those Fourth of July sounds of freedom.


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Complete Guide to July 4th

A complete guide to July 4th events in and around the Washington area.


A view from the South Lawn of the White House as fireworks erupt over the National Mall, July 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Metro Adds Extra Trains for July 4th Fireworks

Metro says it will operate extra trains during the evening of the July Fourth holiday to help passengers get to and from the National Mall for the fireworks display.


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Military Bases Furlough July 4th Fireworks

The Fourth of July won’t have a patriotic boom in the sky over some military bases because budget cuts and furloughed workers also mean furloughed fireworks.


Watching Fireworks

Best Firework Displays Across the Country

From the patriotic heart of Washington, D.C. to the big city flash of New York, these spots are known for their impressive summer events.


Star Spangled Table

Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!


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Barry Manilow to Join ‘Idol’ and ‘Smash’ Stars at July 4th Concert on National Mall

Barry Manilow will join stars from Broadway, “American Idol” and composer John Williams for this year’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall.


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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.