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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, King George III, 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.

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Independence Day 2020: Security tightened, Armed Forces band wows spectators [Video]

Independence Day 2020: Security tightened, Armed Forces band wows spectators

Delhi police stepped up security in  and around the capital ahead of the Independence day celebration on August 15. Police were seen checking vehicles in the India gate and Connaught place region...

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A Timeline Of President Trump's Friendship With Kanye [Video]

A Timeline Of President Trump's Friendship With Kanye

On the Fourth of July, Kanye West announced he's running for president in 2020. Business Insider says West has enjoyed a friendship with President Trump. They complimented each other in the press until..

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Kanye West Says He's Running for President, Yeezy Receives $2M-Plus From Federal Pandemic Loan | THR News [Video]

Kanye West Says He's Running for President, Yeezy Receives $2M-Plus From Federal Pandemic Loan | THR News

Kanye West announced on the Fourth of July that he plans to run for president in 2020.

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Hilary Duff slams Independence Day revellers for not wearing masks [Video]

Hilary Duff slams Independence Day revellers for not wearing masks

Hilary Duff has expressed exasperation at people not following social distancing practices or wearing masks in public.

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Neil Young objects to Donald Trump using his songs [Video]

Neil Young objects to Donald Trump using his songs

Neil Young has stated he is 'not OK' with Donald Trump using his songs at his Fourth of July weekend event.

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Trump vows to 'defend' America's history in July 4th celebrations [Video]

Trump vows to 'defend' America's history in July 4th celebrations

The US celebrated Independence Day as coronavirus cases pass 2.8 million.View on euronews

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FDA Commissioner Won't Confirm Or Deny Trump's Unfounded COVID-19 Claim [Video]

FDA Commissioner Won't Confirm Or Deny Trump's Unfounded COVID-19 Claim

The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration on Sunday didn't defend a claim recently made by President Donald Trump. But according to CNN, he didn't support it, either. Dr. Stephen Hahn is..

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Soaring COVID-19 cases overshadow July 4 weekend [Video]

Soaring COVID-19 cases overshadow July 4 weekend

[NFA] Rising coronavirus cases in 39 U.S. states cast a shadow over the nation's Fourth of July celebrations as health experts worried that holiday parties will cause a further spike in infections that..

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Polls: Trump Has An Uphill Battle To Beat Biden [Video]

Polls: Trump Has An Uphill Battle To Beat Biden

Polls taken around Independence Day in an election year tend to be highly correlated with the November results in incumbent contests. And according to CNN, that means incumbent candidate President..

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Kanye West to ‘run for US president’ [Video]

Kanye West to ‘run for US president’

Kanye West has said he is running to become president of the United States.The rap superstar made the announcement on Twitter on US Independence Day, July 4.

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US was doing great until it was hit by China's coronavirus: Donald Trump [Video]

US was doing great until it was hit by China's coronavirus: Donald Trump

Launching another scathing attack on China, US President Donald Trump addressed the second 'Salute to America' on America's 244th Independence Day, saying that the country was doing great until it got..

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President Trump vows to 'safeguard' America's values in July Fourth speech [Video]

President Trump vows to 'safeguard' America's values in July Fourth speech

President Donald Trump has vowed to “safeguard” America’s values from enemies within in a speech to celebrate the Fourth of July. Mr Trump watched paratroopers float to the ground in a tribute to..

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July 4th muted as COVID-19 cases soar [Video]

July 4th muted as COVID-19 cases soar

[NFA] Coronavirus cases are rising in 37 U.S. states, many of which are canceling traditional Independence Day celebrations to stop the spread. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

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Vanilla Ice no longer performing at Texas holiday bash [Video]

Vanilla Ice no longer performing at Texas holiday bash

Vanilla Ice has backed out of plans to perform at an Independence Day party due to concerns over a spike in coronavirus cases in Austin, Texas.

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Vanilla Ice cancels Independence Day gig [Video]

Vanilla Ice cancels Independence Day gig

The 'Ice Ice Baby' hitmaker was hoping to host an Independence Throwback Beach Party in Austin, Texas, which would have paid homage to the 90s. However, due to the spike in coronavirus cases, the gig..

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Vanilla Ice to stage Independence Day concert amid coronavirus spike [Video]

Vanilla Ice to stage Independence Day concert amid coronavirus spike

Vanilla Ice has confirmed that he will be holding a beach party in Texas to celebrate US Independence Day.

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Trump's Fourth Of July Celebration Includes Fireworks Over Mount Rushmore [Video]

Trump's Fourth Of July Celebration Includes Fireworks Over Mount Rushmore

President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July celebration includes fireworks over Mount Rushmore. According to the HuffPost, the last time the landmark held fireworks was in 2009. In the past, the National..

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Exclusive: Security personnel, other staff slated to take part in Independence Day event quarantined till August 15

With 18 days to go for the Independence Day function at the Red Fort in Delhi, all those participating in the event have been quarantined till August 15.
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Covid-19: Rajasthan governor cancels 'at home' event on Independence Day

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Avoid large congregations during the official Independence Day ceremonies, Centre to states


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Avoid large gatherings on Independence Day, invite those recovered: Centre

The Centre has asked all states to avoid large congregation of people, and ensure social distancing and wearing of masks while celebrating the Independence Day amid the novel coronavirus pandemic...
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Sound of the police: how US law enforcement uses noise as a weapon

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Potentially harmful military-grade weapons such as flashbangs are being utilized with accelerating regularity at US protests - In Silver Spring, Maryland, fireworks can still be heard months after they..
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Melania Trump statue near her hometown in Slovenia removed after vandals set it on fire

An unusual wooden sculpture of first lady Melania Trump near her hometown in Slovenia was set on fire by vandals on the night of Fourth of July.
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Melania Trump sculpture in Slovenia set on fire on US Independence Day

Police investigate after the statue of the US first lady was targeted in her hometown on 4 July.
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Protesters demand body-cam video after man shot, killed by Phoenix police

A local protest group organized a protest Sunday night after video emerged appearing to show a fatal Phoenix police shooting on the Fourth of July.
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A Tennessee dog becomes Fourth of July hero, helps alert owner to a house fire next door

"Roux" began frantically barking at the door. There was a fire at the neighbor's — a blaze started by consumer fireworks, according to fire officials.
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A white man, woman vandalized a Black Lives Matter mural on July 4, called racism 'a leftist lie,' California police say

Police are looking for two white people who vandalized a Black Lives Matter mural in downtown Martinez, California, on the Fourth of July.
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A Fourth of July fireworks show in Brownwood, Texas went horribly wrong as the fireworks exploded and caused the dock to catch on fire.
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Flocks of people head to the beach for Fourth of July weekend

Crowds flock to beaches during July 4th weekend as some states ease coronavirus restrictions.  
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Kanye West announces on Fourth of July he's running for president of the United States

Kanye West sent out a tweet on Independence Day calling for a "unified vision" as he announced he's running for president in 2020.
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Coronavirus updates: Trump, America celebrate Independence Day weekend amid COVID-19 surge

Fourth of July weekend festivities were winding down Sunday after a day of crowded beaches and a night of fireworks that drew large crowds. Latest news.
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America loves India, says US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that America loves India as he thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for greeting him on the occasion of the 244th Independence Day of the United States.
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'America loves India': Donald Trump thanks 'friend' PM Modi for Independence Day greetings

PM Modi had congratulated Trump and people of the US as the country marks its 244th anniversary of Independence on July 4.
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Kanye West tweeted on Independence Day that he's running for president in 2020. "We must now realize the promise of America," he wrote.
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President Donald Trump hosts Independence Day celebration at White House

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed visitors to the White House's South Lawn to celebrate the Fourth of July.  
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Coronavirus clouds US 4 July Independence Day events

Beaches are closed and fireworks cancelled as the US scales back 4 July amid surging Covid cases.
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PM Modi greets President Trump on 244th Independence Day of US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated President Donald Trump and the people of the United States on the country's 244th Independence Day, saying as the world's largest democracies "we..
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Coronavirus updates: Some beaches closed, fireworks canceled as states fear Fourth of July crowds

Backyard gatherings have been of special concern to some health officials heading into the Fourth of July weekend.
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Trump accuses protesters who tear down statues of wanting to 'wipe out our history' in Fourth of July speech

Trump condemned protesters for the removal of monuments while announcing he would sign an executive order to establish a new park.
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The U.S. is headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled and several other restrictions, but it hasn't stopped boaters from heading out to sandbars in Palm..
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Protesting U.S. Immigration Policies, Artists Aim for the Sky

This Independence Day, 70 artists are having messages of solidarity and defiance typed in the sky to highlight the plight of immigrants held in detention centers.
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For This Fourth of July, Officials Say Celebrate Freedom by Staying Home

As the nation staggers toward a holiday weekend during the coronavirus pandemic, health officials are pleading with residents to not make a bad situation worse.
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Fourth of July: Why this Independence Day will be unlike any other

With the usual parades and events on hold, it's set to be a unique year for US Independence Day.
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What hotels, tourism will look like in Southwest Florida over the Fourth of July

Southwest Florida will see a quieter Fourth of July holiday weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Paleologos on the Poll: First we couldn't talk politics at Thanksgiving. Now, the 4th?

Even on the Fourth of July: In the new USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll, how Americans perceive their own country is delineated along party lines.
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The United States set a single-day case record for the fifth time in a little over a week. Heading into the Fourth of July holiday, officials warn residents to stay home.
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Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC’s concerns

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President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall will feature one of the largest fireworks displays ever and as many as 300,000 face masks will be given away to those who want..
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Wisconsin county limits bar service amid virus

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