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On Fourth Of July, D.C. Mayor Calls for City's 'Independence'

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray used the festivities at yesterday's Palisades Parade in Northwest D.C. to call attention to the District's fight for "full independence."

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'Nighttime Mayor' Of Ocean City Lives His Dream Life

If you look at the sun visor covering Mike Beatty's shaggy hair, the Hawaiian shirt on his back, or the tattered Vans on his feet, "mayor" might not be the first word that comes to mind.

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Palisades Fourth Of July Parade Marches On

For decades, thousands of spectators have watched revelers parade down a stretch of MacArthur Boulevard in Northwest D.C. The event -- replete with dancers, drummers, horses, homemade floats, local politicians and awards -- is a small town tradition that manages to thrive in the big city. Participants share their thoughts on what keeps the annual Independence Day parade going strong.

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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

A Capitol Fourth, an American art exhibit and a long lost Boo.

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Fireworks On National Mall Start At 9:10 P.M.

It's expected to be a hot and packed holiday on the National Mall, and government officials and volunteers are warning visitors to be safe this July 4.

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National Archives Hosts Reading of Declaration of Independence

A new Marist poll finds 42 percent of Americans do not know what year the U.S. declared independence and only a quarter knew what country the U.S. broke away from. If you're among those looking for refresher in the history of Independence Day, the National Archives is the place to be this July 4th.

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