Fourth of July

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Hadas Kuznits
May 16, 2019 - 3:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It might be the middle of May but Fourth of July excitement was building today as Welcome America unveiled some their upcoming plans at the Independence Visitor's Center. "Six days, 53 programs, three fireworks (shows), eight tons of hoagies, 100% free," said Wawa...
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February 25, 2019 - 11:55 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 2019 Essence Festival will feature headlining performances by Mary J. Blige and rappers NAS, Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri and Missy Elliott as Essence Magazine's "party with a purpose" turns 25 this year. Festival producers announced a partial lineup Monday, listing more than 80...
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Current and former Capital Gazette staff members march in the Annapolis 4th of July parade in Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
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July 05, 2018 - 7:13 am
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Staff from the Maryland newspaper where five employees were shot to death walked in the Fourth of July parade in Annapolis. The Baltimore Sun reports that a few dozen current and former journalists from The Capital participated in the Wednesday evening parade, where they were...
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President Donald Trump
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July 04, 2018 - 8:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the U.S. military for keeping America "safe, strong, proud, mighty and free" and used the Independence Day holiday to thank them for being willing to put their lives on the line in defense of the nation. "Two hundred and 42 years ago on...
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Bubble Stomp Fireworks
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Hadas Kuznits
July 04, 2018 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Some children who might be too young to stay up for the fireworks Wednesday night participated in their own fireworks show at the Please Touch Museum for Independence Day. Bubble Stomp Fireworks, using bubble wrap, was one of the Please Touch Museum's many...
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As America rang in its 242nd year, 4,000 participants made their way down the cobblestone streets around Independence Hall for the Independence Day parade.
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Steve Tawa
July 04, 2018 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At ground zero of what is described as America's most historic square mile, the Let Freedom Ring celebration took place all around Independence Mall. As America rang in its 242nd year, 4,000 participants made their way down the cobblestone streets around Independence...
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A SEPTA consultant is recommending the transit agency look at several ways to improve its bus network.
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Hadas Kuznits
July 04, 2018 - 11:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA is prepared for the Fourth of July crowds. More people than usual are expected to use SEPTA to get in and out of Center City for Philadelphia's free Independence Day festivities, so SEPTA Public Information Manager Kristin Mestre-Velez advised people to be aware...
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Ten-time and defending Nathan's Famous Men's Champion Joey Chestnut poses with 72 hot dogs during Nathan's Famous International Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in at the Empire State Building on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in New York.
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July 04, 2018 - 8:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's frankly amazing. Chowdown champions will face off Wednesday at Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, where the men's record stands at 72 frankfurters and buns in 10 minutes. Ten-time winner Joey "Jaws" Chestnut will confront 20 other men on New York's Coney Island...
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Fireworks Safety
July 04, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- What a great way to break up the week! Independence Day is a time of celebration, and for many of us an opportunity to get together with family and friends. Of course,...
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New citizens participate in a naturalization ceremony, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the New York Public Library. Two hundred people from 50 countries gained citizenship.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
July 03, 2018 - 7:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In these complex times, a simple question about the quintessential American holiday of fireworks, cookouts and parades isn't always so simple. As Americans prepare to celebrate the nation's 242nd birthday, some feel a deeper sense of patriotism. For others, the social issues roiling...
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