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Anarchist celebrates 4th of July by burning American flag

A video posted on July 4th shows an angry anarchist activist desecrating the American flag to "celebrate" Independence Day.

14 dead, 82 shot in Chicago over 4th of July weekend

Chicago - The holiday weekend in Chicago was marred by gun violence across the city. The youngest victim of this weekend's shootings was only 14 years old, he was shot by police.

Op-Ed: Get ready for a smashing 4th of July

Your favorite Japanese reporter is — wait for it — a Pennsylvania Yankee. Yes, a real-life favorite of my Uncle Sam. I grew up in Japan, but home is where the fireworks are. And right now the fireworks are set to go off all across the good ol' USA.

Star-Spangled Trivia

Let’s face it America has it all: baseball, apple pie, and Mom! But how much do you really know about our great country? Try this road trip-ready quiz!!

Interview with writer and blogger Lisa Jakub Special

The former child actor, a star of such films as 'Mrs. Doubtfire' and 'Independence Day', chats to Digital Journal about life in and out of the spotlight.

Iron horse bar kicks off Independence Day the right way Special

New York - Iron Horse Bar, located in Downtown Manhattan, cooks up hot dogs and hamburgers for hundreds of Independence Day wanderers.

Op-Ed: This 4th of July, let's celebrate our future independence

There's an old joke that goes something like this: "Do they have a 4th of July in England? – Yes. That's how they get from the 3rd to the 5th." If independence is what we won from England, could we fare any better from our own government?

Op-Ed: A first look at America's new Distopian Party Special

Though it's not yet an official electoral third party, The Distopian Party, which officially launched today, has some decidedly weighty objectives.

Op-Ed: Independence Day reflections —The Trouble With Nigeria

Abuja - Today, October 1, is Nigeria's independence day. Fifty two years ago, at the Race Course in Lagos, the British anthem was sung for the last time and the Union Jack lowered. A green-white-green flag was hoisted in its place and a new national anthem sung.

San Pedro celebrates 4th of July Special

San Pedro - In a bit of belated Independence Day news, the town of San Pedro, CA held its annual fireworks show at Cabrillo Beach in honor of the 4th of July holiday.

UN Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

Juba - As South Sudan's one-year anniversary of its independence approaches, the United Nations Security Council approved measures to extend its peackeeping efforts for an additional 12 months in order to establish security and protection in the young nation.

White House hosts Fourth of July BBQ for military and families

Washington - On July 4, the White House hosted an Independence Day celebratory barbecue event for military members and their families.

Op-Ed: Always remember Independence Day

Baker City - July 4, 1776 is one of the most important dates in American history. It was a moment defined by celebration, patriotism and the birth of a new nation that would change the world we know today.

Op-Ed: 'Celebrate America': A July 4th celebration in Manassas, Va. Special

Manassas - Yesterday Manassas, Va. held its annual Independence Day celebration, complete with carnival and fireworks. Thousands of people came out to enjoy the Fourth of July festivities.

Video: Fireworks light the sky in Washington, DC on July 4

Washington - The sky was lit by a magnificent firework display last night over Washington, DC, as the country celebrated Independence Day.

Many Americans spending Independence Day without power

More than 900,000 homes remain without power Wednesday in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio. States hit hard by last week's storm are still struggling to restore power to Americans hoping to ring in Independence Day with some positive news.

Americans to celebrate Independence Day

New York - There are more than 190 sovereign nations today, some big, some small, some old and some new. Each has a national day of independence. How do our celebrations differ?

Fox News Twitter account hacked then announces Obama shot dead

The Twitter account belonging to Fox News Politics has this morning been infiltrated by hackers who have tweeted that President Barack Obama has been assassinated and "2 gunshot wounds proved too much".

Op-Ed: Trivializing a Solemn Rite in Toronto Special

Toronto - Filipinos mock themselves in many ways in pursuit of self-promoting agendas. One historic incident - the Philippine flag-raising rite - happened on June 12 at Queen's Park. There, organizers indulged in photo sessions, delaying the solemn event.

Filipinos worldwide celebrate 113 years of independence

Manila - Thousands of Filipinos from all over the world join their fellow countrymen as they celebrate the Philippines' 113th year of independence on Sunday, June 12.

Poland celebrates its Independence Day Special

Warsaw - While the world celebrates the memory of fallen soldiers on the Remembrance Day, in Poland it is celebrated along with the Independence Day that serves as national holiday.

Food, dance, folklore at Chile’s bicentennial celebration Special

Santiago - Four days lasted the bicentennial celebrations of the independence which Chileans commemorated with sport events, patriotic parades, traditional dances, typical food and beverages, and tributes to the 33 miners still trapped 700 meters underground.

Op-Ed: A Pakistani American Celebrates July 4

Thousands of Pakistani Americans celebrate the July 4 Independence Day holiday with their friends and families across the United States today.

Op-Ed: Out of the oil spill emerges a diamond Special

I wondered what I could give my readers, my friends, my family and the America I love today; and it is this message: a Diamond still sparkles in America, through the tarnish of an oil spill and ideological differences.

Op-Ed: United States celebrating its Independence

Every country has a fourth of July, but for some it means more than others, and to the United States it symbolizes its independence.

Will extraterrestrials help celebrate America's Independence Day

The US's largest patriotic holiday is fast approaching. The 4th of July celebrates Independence Day - the day the United States of America was founded. Some believe extraterrestrials will visit the States on that date too.

Will Smith returning for two 'Independence Day' sequels

Los Angeles - The next project for box office superstar Will Smith will be either "Men in Black 3" or "The City That Sailed" but it is now being circulated around Hollywood that Smith has signed on for two "Independence Day" sequels.

North Korea fires 4 more missiles off east coast

SEOUL, South Korea – Amidst the jitters that fill the Independence day celebration, reports are lurking left and right about a possible attack off the shores of Hawaii.

Op-Ed: Is the recession affecting July 4 celebrations?

Do you think the recession affects the July 4 celebration? Ways to spend the Independence day without spending too much.

January 4, Burma's Independence Day?

The Junta took every precaution to insure against any attempts at pro-democracy protest on Independence Day. Most people of Burma feel it is difficult to celebrate independence when they do not feel like free people in a free country.
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Historical field troops from the times between the two world wars when marching the streets of Warsaw during the Independence Day, Poland.
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Local vendors selling red-and-white national colours at the entry to Saski Park, Warsaw, Poland.
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Pier 17 on a beautiful Fourth of July
Pier 17 on a beautiful Fourth of July
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Members of the Sudan Peoples  Liberation Movement (SPLM) arrive at the rally in Juba  as South Sudan...
Members of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM) arrive at the rally in Juba, as South Sudan prepares for its independence.
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Local vendor selling red-and-white national colours at Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street  Warsaw  Polan...
Local vendor selling red-and-white national colours at Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street, Warsaw, Poland.
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Pig roasting at Fourth annual Fourth of July Pig Roast and Block Party.
Pig roasting at Fourth annual Fourth of July Pig Roast and Block Party.
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Showing patriotic colours on the streets of Warsaw on the National Holiday, Poland.
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Historical horse cavalry from the times between the two world wars when riding the streets of Warsaw...
Historical horse cavalry from the times between the two world wars when riding the streets of Warsaw during the Independence Day, Poland.
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Laying a wreath funded by the stae officials at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, celebration of the Independence Day in Warsaw, Poland.
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This is the pig that was being roasted for the raffle.
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All-Polish Youth controlled by the police on Plac Zamkowy (Castle Place) before clashing with the Independence March, Warsaw, Poland.
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