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What to Expect Ahead of Trump’s Fourth of July Celebration

President Trump is transforming Washington’s traditional Fourth of July celebration into a rally for America stamped with his personal brand, featuring displays of military might and a speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Here’s what to expect: Trump’s Speech White House officials say President Trump plans a nonpolitical speech that honors the American military […]

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Anchorage Has Never Reached 90 Degrees. That Could Change This Week.

In more than 100 years of Anchorage history, weather stations have never recorded a single 90-degree reading. If current forecasts hold, it could happen multiple times in the coming days. With the combined forces of climate change that has disrupted temperature trends around the state, a remarkable dearth of ice in the Bering Sea and […]

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The Crazy Planning for the Macy’s Fireworks Show Begins in the California Desert

The annual Fourth of July spectacle will be seen by millions in New York and across the country. Image Pyrotechnicians work in relative secrecy, firing shells over a dry lake bed, taking notes and making tweaks to ensure that each year’s show delivers something new. But fireworks, the candles on America’s birthday cake, require preparation, […]

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PTSD: Dealing with the Boom of July 4th

Our military service members who courageously fought on our behalf, often return with an inability to celebrate this holiday, given the incapacitating nature of their symptoms. In order to help those who helped us, here are some suggestions in case you or someone you know has returned from deployment to help make it through this […]

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Trump Says Tanks Will Be on Display in Washington for July 4

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Monday that the Pentagon would put military tanks on display on Thursday in Washington as part of his plans to turn the Fourth of July celebration in the nation’s capital into a salute to the country’s military prowess. The tanks would join an airborne display of the nation’s firepower, […]

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Trump Sets Off Fireworks of a Different Sort With Fourth of July Speech Plan

WASHINGTON — Since early in his tenure, President Trump has sought to stage a military parade through the heart of Washington, only to be thwarted. So now he has settled on the next best thing: He will take over an existing patriotic display in the capital. The Trump administration has ordered major changes in the […]

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