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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

James Perry, chief of resource management for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, speaks to the media and talks about one of the cracks that was repaired in the Washingtonton Monument (seen in the background at right) during a preview tour for the media prior to the its reopening on May 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Monument has been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. The Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public on Monday May 12.  (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Washington Monument Elevator Problem Examined

The National Park Service says it is investigating what caused the elevator at the Washington Monument to malfunction two days after the building reopened.

05/21/2014

The Washington Monument reopened to the public May 12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Monument Reopens After Earthquake

The towering symbol that honors the nation’s first president reopened to the public Monday, nearly three years after an earthquake cracked and chipped the 130-year-old stone obelisk.

05/12/2014

The Washington Monument stands on the National Mall at sunset. (Credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Monument Reopening Ceremony May 12

The National Park Service will hold an opening ceremony May 12 to celebrate the reopening of the Washington Monument after years of repairs.

05/11/2014

Washington Monument Lighting

WATCH: Time Lapse Video of the Washington Monument Restoration

A company called EarthCam used a special camera to capture months of repair work on the Washington Monument, and now you can watch the time-lapse footage of the reconstruction process.

05/09/2014

Washington's Famed Cherry Blossoms Mark Advent Of Spring

‘American Idol’ Winner To Help Reopen Washington Monument

“American Idol” winner Candice Glover will help reopen the Washington Monument, which has been closed since a 2011 earthquake.

04/29/2014

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Washington Monument to Reopen May 12

The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen to visitors May 12 after being closed for nearly three years due to a 2011 earthquake.

03/25/2014

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Washington Monument to Reopen in May

The National Park Service is working to reopen the Washington Monument in May after a lengthy closure to repair damage from an earthquake in 2011.

03/20/2014

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Best Historic Vacations In The US

The early colonial settlements along the Eastern seaboard, including Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, are among the best places for an historic vacation in the US.

01/14/2014

The U.S. Capitol dome was constructed of cast iron more than 150 years ago. The Dome has not undergone a complete restoration since 1959-1960 and due to age and weather is now plagued by more than 1,000 cracks and deficiencies. The Architect of the Capitol began in November, a multi-year project to repair these deficiencies, restoring the Dome to its original, inspiring splendor. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

2-Year Renovation Starts for Capitol Dome

A world-famous symbol of democracy is going under cover, as workers start a two-year, $60 million renovation of the U.S. Capitol dome.

12/25/2013

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