Fourth of July

Jose Escobar poses with his daughter Carmen shortly after returning to the United States at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Monday, July 1, 2019, two years after he was deported to El Salvador. Escobar was granted waivers to be allowed back into the U.S. after a public campaign by his family and immigrant advocates. (AP Photo/Nomaan Merchant)
July 02, 2019 - 3:04 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A 33-year-old father of two American-born children was allowed to return to the U.S. on Monday, two years after being deported to El Salvador during the first months of the Trump administration. Jose Escobar was welcomed at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport by a group of...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2018 file photo, Mary J. Blige performs at the 2018 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Blige will take part in the Essence Festival, marking 25 years of celebrating black excellence in business, fashion, entertainment and music. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
July 01, 2019 - 1:36 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival, which draws thousands to New Orleans during the fourth of July week, is celebrating 25 years of bringing African American women of all ages together for thought-provoking conversation and performances from top musical acts. Launched to mark the 25th...
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June 28, 2019 - 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department says a Fourth of July celebration featuring President Donald Trump will include a flight demonstration by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The "Salute to America" event will honor the nation's five service branches with music, military demonstrations and a...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, Zebiyan Fields, 11, at center, drums alongside more than 20 kids at the front of the Juneteenth parade in Flint, Mich. Juneteenth celebration started with the freed slaves of Galveston, Texas. Although the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the South in 1863, it could not be enforced in many places until after the end of the Civil War in 1865. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
June 14, 2019 - 9:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2018, file photo, fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, along the National Mall in Washington, during the Fourth of July celebration. Independence Day is just over three weeks away, and nobody in Washington seems to know exactly what the July 4 celebrations in the nation’s capital will look like. President Donald Trump has stated he wants to reshape the annual event into a “Salute to America” that would feature Trump himself speaking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 12, 2019 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With three weeks to go, exactly what's going to happen in Washington on the Fourth of July remains a subject of intense confusion because of President Donald Trump plans to reshape the nation's premier celebration. Will Independence Day festivities be centered around the...
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In this webcam image provided by Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is the snow covered Squaw Valley High Camp Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Olympic Valley, Calif. Memorial Day may be the unofficial start of summer, but California is heading toward the holiday with rainy, windy and snowy weather. The Squaw Valley resort at Lake Tahoe reports it got 32 inches of snow over the past seven days, boosting its season total to 714 inches. Unsettled weather will continue into next week. (Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 5:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thunderstorms embedded with lightning and hail moved across Southern California on Wednesday as winter-like weather persisted through late spring in many parts of the state. The unusual conditions caused by low-pressure systems dropping out of Canada were expected to continue...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2019.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 22, 2019 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator says he fears President Donald Trump's planned July Fourth extravaganza on the National Mall could turn into a giant Trump rally on the taxpayers' dime. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico questioned Interior Secretary David Bernhardt at a congressional hearing...
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People holds placards reading "Get out" as they protest against the country's leadership, in Algiers, Friday, April 12, 2019. The protest movement has been overwhelmingly peaceful but police were out in larger than usual numbers Friday and the atmosphere was strained. (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum)
April 12, 2019 - 12:02 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Algeria (all times local): 5 p.m. Police have moved in on a crowd in a small square in the Algerian capital, firing tear gas and what appeared to be rubber bullets after some demonstrators tossed bottles and rocks at them. Tension mounted on the...
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Joey Logano (22) leads the field at the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
March 26, 2019 - 4:33 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR made the first significant changes to its schedule in years by shuffling the 2020 season into a freshened new sequence that tries to meet the wants of fans to the best of its current ability. The 2020 schedule was released Tuesday at ISM Raceway outside Phoenix, which...
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Chairman of the Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) Mart Helme speaks at the headquarters after parliamentary elections in Tallinn, Estonia, early Monday, March 4, 2019. The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia has become the last country to see its political landscape reshaped by the surging popularity of a far-right populist party that has capitalized on anxieties about national survival in an age of globalism. (AP Photo/Tanel Meos)
March 04, 2019 - 2:35 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Tiny Estonia has become the latest European country with a political landscape reshaped by a populist party promising national survival in an age of globalism, a development noted Monday in light of European Union parliament elections. Political observers watched a...
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