July 4th

Neil Diamond performs during a rehearsal for the 'A Capitol Fourth 2013 Independence Day Concert' on the West Lawn of the US Capitol on July 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images for Capital Concerts)

Americans Gather in DC for Fireworks, Music and Independence

Americans are preparing to gather on the National Mall to celebrate the 237th anniversary of the nation’s independence.


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National Average For Gallon Of Gas Falls Below $3.50 For First Time Since February

Gasoline prices are on a summer slide, giving U.S. drivers a break as they set out for the beach and other vacation spots for the Fourth of July.


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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!