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Video: Fun recipes for the Fourth of July Commissioned

With the Fourth of July fast approaching, chances are you're also thinking about some festive food from the occasion. A video series has some simple and fun suggestions.

Op-Ed: NASA Mars landing in 2030s? Forget it, U.S. has lost its balls

Sydney - When you remember the sheer enthusiasm of the Moon landings, the vague babblings about Martian landings are to put it mildly, unimpressive. The march of progress in space has become a limp-wristed square dance.

July 4: Hemp flag flies over Capitol

A US flag made out of hemp, marijuana's less intoxicating "cousin," will fly over Capitol Hill building on July 4. It is believed to be the first hemp flag to fly over the Capitol since the government began outlawing both hemp and marijuana in the 1930s.

Op-Ed: Blissful ignorance is the American way of life

As July 4th approaches, the American people should remember to reflect on that glorious day in 1976 when Jesse Ventura signed the Declaration of Independence, freeing the colonists from the clutches of the tyrannical Chinese-Mexican regime.

Marine veteran plans peaceful armed march in Washington on July 4

Washington - Adam Kokesh, an Iraq War veteran and libertarian radio show host, has planned a peaceful gun march in Washington on July 4. The march is an attempt to "put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated and cower in submission to tyranny."

Boston bombing suspects originally planned Fourth of July attack

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told the F.B.I. that he and his brother initially planned to carry out a suicide-bomb attack on July 4, but chose the Boston Marathon after the bombs came together faster than they had anticipated, a U.S. law enforcement official said.

Chris Rock July 4th 'white people's day' Tweet stirs controversy

After comedian Chris Rock posted a tweet on July 4th, saying, “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks,” a furious reaction followed with many condemning his statement as offensive.

San Diego fireworks go off all at once, over in seconds [VIDEO]

San Diego - Yesterday the city of San Diego was all set to have their annual Fourth of July fireworks show, but a glitch caused all of the fireworks scheduled for the 18-minute show to ignite all at once.

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: '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?

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