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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence and others stand as the US Army Band performs and the US Navy Blue Angels flyover at the end of an Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 04, 2019 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the story of America as "the greatest political journey in human history" in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of spectators, many of them invited, on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial. Supporters welcomed his...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke greets supporters before walking in the Independence Fourth of July parade, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 04, 2019 - 8:33 pm
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on presidential candidates on July Fourth (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Candidates collided Thursday at the Iowa Cubs ballpark in Des Moines when former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife ran into former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke and his family. Biden walked...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 04, 2019 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Independence Day in Washington (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump stuck with a patriotic message during his Fourth of July "Salute to America" speech, steering clear of the political rhetoric many had expected. Trump hailed an eclectic mix of history...
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July 04, 2019 - 7:23 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Essence Festival's 25th "party with a purpose" has officially kicked off in New Orleans. Mayor Latoya Cantrell welcomed participants during a news conference Thursday at Ashe Cultural Center. She says over the past 25 years, the festival has generated nearly $4 billion in...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. The Justice Department says Tuesday, July 2, 2019, the 2020 Census is moving ahead without a question about citizenship. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
July 04, 2019 - 7:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says administration officials are working on Independence Day in hopes of finding a way to have the 2020 census include a citizenship question — even though the government has begun the process of printing the questionnaire without it. Trump discusses the...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2000 file photo, President Clinton speaks on the USS John F. Kennedy as a tall ship passes between him and the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor during Independence Day celebrations in New York. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
July 04, 2019 - 12:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Through history, the Fourth of July has been a day for some presidents to declare their independence from the public. They've made tracks to the beach, the mountains, the golf course, the farm, the ranch. In the middle of the Depression, Franklin Roosevelt was sailing to a Hawaii...
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An Army soldier hops out of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle after moving it into place by the Lincoln Memorial, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Washington, ahead of planned Fourth of July festivities with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 03, 2019 - 11:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A reality TV host at heart, President Donald Trump is promising the "show of a lifetime" for the hundreds of thousands of revelers who flock to the National Mall every year on the Fourth of July. The tanks are in place for the display of military muscle and protesters are ready to...
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Two Bradley Fighting Vehicles are parked nearby the Lincoln Memorial for President Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' event honoring service branches on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Washington. President Donald Trump is promising military tanks along with "Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!" for the Fourth of July. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 03, 2019 - 10:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the July Fourth celebration (all times local): 11:05 a.m. The District of Columbia says it expects the federal government to pay for any damage to roads caused by military tanks and other heavy vehicles brought to city for President Donald...
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People hold signs protesting the treatment of asylum seekers held in immigration detention centers Tuesday, July 2, 2019, outside the office of Sen. Pat Roberts in Overland Park, Kan. The protest, with about 150 participants, was one of several held outside congressional offices nationwide calling for the closure of the detention centers. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
July 03, 2019 - 7:58 pm
"Inhumane." ''Shameful." ''Intolerable." ''Brutal." Mounting revelations about squalid and dangerously overcrowded conditions at Border Patrol holding centers have fueled public outrage heading into the Fourth of July weekend, with protesters taking to the streets and social media to decry the...
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Mayim Bialik speaks at the AT&T's SHAPE: "The Scully Effect is Real" panel with Geena Davis and Mayim Bialik on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)
July 03, 2019 - 6:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Fourth of July often means hot dogs and hamburgers sizzling on an open fire, but Mayim Bialik is pleading with all those grill masters out there to not ignore their vegan guests. "A lot of people want more plant-based food," the actress said recently. "It doesn't have to be...
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