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Bet you didn’t know: Fun facts about the Fourth

Even the most patriotic among us can learn something from these little-known facts about Independence Day.

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Stronger economy, cheap gas means more people on the road

More than 40 million Americans are expected to hit the road for the long holiday weekend.

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5 ways to save money on your summer road trip

While a domestic road trip might appear like an affordable alternative to traveling abroad, costs can easily spiral out of control.

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Campaign highlights stress of fireworks on combat veterans

For hundreds of thousands of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, symptoms can be worsened by the cracks and thunder of celebratory fireworks.

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Are airlines colluding to keep fares high?

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether airlines worked together illegally to keep airfares high by signaling plans to limit flights.

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All clear at D.C. Navy Yard after reported shooting

The facility was placed on lockdown but police determined there was no shooting and no threat to the public.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, July 2

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

Police tape cordons off the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The explosion occurred near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital on Monday, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, security officials said. The Islamic State's Sanaa Division claimed responsibility on Twitter for detonating the parked car bomb, according to the SITE Intelligence Group monitoring service. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

U.S. runs hundreds of counter-terrorism investigations

U.S. authorities are pursuing hundreds of active counter-terrorism investigations embracing all 50 American states.

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After ‘gratifying’ week, Obama has long to-do list for his time left in office

The President, who has about 18 months left in his second term, hopes to work with Congress on infrastructure funding and reforming the criminal justice system.

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Nearly one in three Americans owns a gun

About 29 percent of people nationwide reported owning a gun.

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U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years

The previous Cold War enemies agreed to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, with the Cubans saying that could happen as soon as July 20.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, July 1

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Iranian nuclear talks extended

Iran and six world powers ramped up negotiations after accepting they would miss a June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal.

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Election 2016: You’ve got mail

Inboxes are overflowing as political candidates amp up email appeals for cash.

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Few signs of market panic as Greece nears default

Eurozone stocks, low-rated bonds, and the euro weakened as Greece looked set to default on repayments and plunge deeper into financial crisis.

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Obama plans to expand overtime eligibility for millions of workers

Nearly 5 million more workers could be eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch almost every sector of the economy and could face legal challenges.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, June 30

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CRUNCH TIME…

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Gas prices down headed into holiday weekend

The decline comes amid a 42-cent jump recorded over the previous nine weeks.

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U.S. senators visit Cuba, hope Congress will ease restrictions

A number of Cuba initiatives are pending in the Senate, including a bill to remove the travel ban on Americans and rescind the decades-old U.S. economic embargo.

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Supreme Court ruling celebrated on Gay Pride Day

Americans marked Gay Pride Day this year with an extra measure of gusto, turning out en masse at Sunday's festivities in New York and other cities across the U.S.

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‘The Boss’ joins a Beach Boy onstage

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East met West as the Jersey Shore musician jammed with California legend Brian Wilson.

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18 All-American movies for Independence Day

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Enjoy the holiday weekend with some classic American cinema.