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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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Gearing Up For Fireworks In Manassas

Thousands of people who want to see a fireworks display but are hoping to avoid the crowds on the National Mall will be heading to the historic city of Manassas in Northern Virginia.

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