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Independence Day (United States): Federal holiday in the United States
Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4.


Parliament House Complex now plastic-free zone

Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to the nation from the Red Fort on Independence Day to rid the society of plastic, the Ministries are preparing to ban the use of single-use plastic from..
DNA - Published

Afghanistan blasts wound dozens on Independence Day

A series of bombings struck restaurants and public squares on Monday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 66 people, officials said, as the country marked the 100th anniversary of..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Independence Day (United States)

Yellow and blue abound as Ukraine celebrates its independence [Video]Yellow and blue abound as Ukraine celebrates its independence

Events have been taking place in Kyiv to mark Ukraine's Independence Day.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson tops Pan Am Games 100m final qualifying [Video]Olympic champion Elaine Thompson tops Pan Am Games 100m final qualifying

Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson celebrates her nation's Independence Day by leading the 100 metres qualifying at the Pan Am Games.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:50Published

Indonesian man walks backwards for 435 miles to save the forests [Video]Indonesian man walks backwards for 435 miles to save the forests

An Indonesian man has embarked on a task of walking backwards for more than 435 miles. He hopes to raise awareness for the devastation left by deforestation in his journey to Jakarta, and get a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published


P Chidambaram praises parts of PM Modi's Independence Day speech, takes shot at Nirmala Sitharaman

Chidambaram called for wide adoption of the three points that PM Modi had raised in his speech from the Red Fort.
DNA - Published

Independence Day 2019: Now, PM Narendra Modi integrates military

After his move on Jammu and Kashmir, the PM announces CDS - Chief of Defence Staff - for tri-services
DNA - Published

Independence Day 2019: Consensus is key

An idea to examine is the US style, where all elections - national, provincial and local - are held every four years.
DNA - Published

Independence Day 2019: Need action on ground

The responsibility to save the environment begins at the top and today the PM has shown sensitivity to the issue.
DNA - Published

Independence Day 2019: A demographic dividend

We have to invest in skill-building and quality education to make the most of this demographic dividend.
DNA - Published

Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy launches 'Village Volunteers System' on Independence Day

The scheme would be launched on October 2, which also marks 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
DNA - Published

In Kashmir's main city, only a few celebrate India's Independence Day

India tightened security on Thursday in disputed Kashmir, sealing off many roads with barbed wire in the main city of Srinagar, as government officials and security forces held an Independence Day..
Reuters - Published

'Most iconic day in history': Indian cricket team sends their Independence Day regards from West Indies

India is currently in West Indies to play a three-match ODI series.
DNA - Published

Not just Independence Day, this Madhya Pradesh factory stitches Tricolour all the time

The unit produces between 10,000 and 12,000 flags every year
DNA - Published

Pakistan PM accuses India of planning military action in Kashmir

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan used an address celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday to accuse India of planning military action in the disputed Kashmir region that has long been a flashpoint..
Reuters - Published

Independence Day 2019 LIVE Streaming: Where to watch PM Modi's speech

IndiaTimes - Published

Mike Pompeo on Pakistani Independence Day: US hopes to deepen efforts in promoting regional stability, peace

Mike Pompeo, on behalf of the Government of the United States of America, greeted the people of Pakistan on their Independence Day
Firstpost - Published

Modi’s shock Kashmir move threatens India’s standing on world’s stage

As India prepares to mark Independence Day on August 15, protests against PM Narendra Modi’s Kashmir status change and crackdown are set to keep the disputed territory in the spotlight. It’s a..
France 24 - Published

Dehradun: Women to send Independence Day-themed rakhis to PM Modi, other dignitaries for Raksha Bandhan

The women said that the rakhis were made to thank the Prime Minister and other leaders for improving the lives of farmers and removing Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.
DNA - Published

Tricolour to be hoisted in every Panchayat of J&K on Independence Day: MoS Home Kishan Reddy

The Minister also appealed to the people of Kashmir to hoist the national flag in their homes on August 15.
DNA - Published

RSS plans grand celebrations on Independence Day after abolition of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir

IndiaTimes - Published

Ahmedabad: Tour operators take Kashmir off menu

Not just the long Independence Day weekend, they are discouraging the Valley as a destination even during Diwali
DNA - Published

Why massive deployment of troops is taking place in Kashmir

The Narendra Modi govt has ordered deployment of additional troops in the Kashmir valley. Orders have been issued for deployment of 38,000 additional troops. This has created panic in Kashmir and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indonesia says militant's arrest reveals plots, new Islamic State links

Indonesian police said on Tuesday a suspected militant arrested last week was plotting Independence Day bomb attacks and they suspect he was part of a network behind violence in the Philippines that..
Reuters - Published

ASAP Rocky’s July Tour Dates Have Been Canceled; Lawyer Confirms False Prison Conditions Report

asap rocky’s july tour dates have been canceled; lawyer confirms false prison conditions report
Much is being said about A$AP Rocky’s recent arrest in Sweden, with some reports claiming that he’s currently staying in inhumane conditions while the prison itself is denying those claims..
WorldNews - Published

Couple throws "MAGA" wedding

The Fourth of July wedding in Michigan was decorated in red, white, and blue – and guns were a main accessory
CBS News - Published

Ex-convict charged with stabbing Arizona teen to death over rap music

A newly released ex-convict who stabbed a teenager to death at an Arizona convenience store on Independence Day, later telling police he had felt threatened by the boy's rap music, was charged with..
Reuters - Published

7/8: CBS Evening News

Jeffrey Epstein charged with operating sex trafficking ring; 11-year-old boy ties officer's shoelaces during Fourth of July parade.
CBS News - Published

11-year-old helps officer tie shoe during Fourth of July parade

Officer Jerrick Wilson was about to carry the American flag when he needed some help
CBS News - Published

Starbucks execs meet with Tempe police after cops were asked to leave store

Starbucks is apologizing to an Arizona police department after six officers were apparently asked to leave a store on the Fourth of July. This was because a customer said the officers made him feel..
CBS News - Published

Anchorage hits 90 degrees as record-breaking heatwave hits Alaska

America's coldest state was one of the hottest on the Fourth of July and scientists are sounding the alarm. Anchorage, Alaska, hit a record 90 degrees on the holiday. With the summer sun beating down..
CBS News - Published

YouTube software engineer injures 8 in drug-induced Fourth of July rampage, police say

Betai Koffi's alleged drug-induced rampage in Bodega Bay brought a violent end to eight people's Fourth of July, California authorities said. - Published

Starbucks apologizes to Arizona police after evicting six officers, quells firestorm

Starbucks has issued a formal apology to an Arizona police force after six officers were kicked out of a Tempe coffee shop on Independence Day - Published

Camila Cabello shows her support for rumored new beau Shawn Mendes at his tour stop in Los Angeles

camila cabello shows her support for rumored new beau shawn mendes at his tour stop in los angeles
They watched the Fourth of July fireworks together from the beach in Malibu. And it appears there's still a...
WorldNews - Published

Alaska faces record-breaking heat

alaska faces record-breaking heat
Temperatures are expected to climb into the 80’s in Alaska on Saturday – which is actually a slight dip from the record-breaking 90 degrees that made lakes and ponds a go-to destination. On the..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Led By Donkeys on their humor-driven campaign to keep Britain in the EU

This Fourth of July weekend, the country the U.S. broke away from is struggling with its own independence issues -- specifically, how to leave the European Union. Three years after the Brexit vote,..
CBS News - Published

Southern California braces for more aftershocks after 7.1 magnitude earthquake

Southern California is awaiting more aftershocks after two powerful earthquakes rocked the area this week. The 7.1 magnitude quake, which hit just after 8 p.m. local time, was felt from Los Angeles all..
CBS News - Published

Venezuela's Independence Day marked by military display, rival rallies, UN reprimand

Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro oversaw a grand military parade to mark independence day Friday, reveling in his might as commander in chief as the embattled socialist leader comes under mounting..
France 24 - Published

Cleanup on National Mall after July 4th events

Cleanup began on the National Mall the day after Washington's Fourth of July celebrations that featured President Donald Trump front and center in a program dubbed "Salute to America." (July 5) - Published

The Redcoats Are in a Holding Pattern Over La Guardia

Revolutionary War airports? President Trump revised history in his Fourth of July speech, to the internet’s delight. - Published

Clashes erupt outside White House after protesters torch US flag on American Independence Day; two secret service agents injured

he burning of an American flag in front of the White House during President Donald Trump's address on the US Independence Day led to a violent scuffle between anti- and pro-Trump groups, leaving two US..
Firstpost - Published

Donald Trump celebrates US Independence Day with display of military might, says nothing impossible for Americans

Declaring that 'nothing is impossible' for Americans, US president Donald Trump celebrated the country's Independence Day with an unprecedented display of the country's military might at a rain-soaked..
Firstpost - Published

'Battle of the Baggage Claim': Trump's 1775 airport claim inspires parodies

'battle of the baggage claim': trump's 1775 airport claim inspires parodies
Donald Trump’s unusual claim during his Fourth of July speech that the US revolutionary army of 1775 “took over airports” from the British a full 128 years ahead of the Wright brothers’ first..
WorldNews - Published

President Trump's "Salute to America" puts military on display

President Trump is facing some criticism for showing off tanks and weaponry during a July 4th celebration. He honored the military and called for unity during his Independence Day speech. Associated..
CBS News - Published

Trump confirms he's considering an executive order on the census — live updates

The president is leaving Washington for the weekend following his Fourth of July event
CBS News - Published

Three stabbed in fight at July Fourth celebration in Chicago

Three people were stabbed and seriously injured during a fight at an Independence Day fireworks show in Chicago and more than a dozen were injured as many of the crowd fled, police and media reports..
Reuters - Published

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