Independence Day

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.
Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo, File
June 12, 2019 - 10:25 am
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press 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...
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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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Philadelphia's Jewish and Israeli communities celebrated Israel's 71st Independence Day at a lunchtime party in Center City Thursday.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 09, 2019 - 4:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Jewish and Israeli communities celebrated Israel's 71st Independence Day at a lunchtime party in Center City Thursday. Addie Lewis Klein with the Jewish Federation helped organize the celebration at Thomas Paine Plaza. "This morning, the City Council...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, July 4, 2017 file photo, fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, during the Fourth of July celebration.
Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo, File
February 24, 2019 - 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll host a July Fourth celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. And though the event he's calling "A Salute to America" is months away, he's boasting it'll be one of the city's biggest Independence Day gatherings--ever. Trump tweeted Sunday: "HOLD THE...
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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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Children Citizenship
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
July 04, 2018 - 4:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has planned 175 ceremonies, swearing-in some 14,000 new citizens, by July 10, to celebrate independence. One of them, Wednesday, at the Betsy Ross house in Philadelphia, was devoted to children. Thirteen children from...
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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.
Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
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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Dreamstime
Rachel Kurland
July 04, 2018 - 2:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If only there was a red pen that could fix all mistakes on the internet. But alas, there is not, and we are left with an abhorrently ironic misspelled hashtag trending on Twitter — with big-name brands, public figures and others blindly using #IndependanceDay in their...
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A SEPTA consultant is recommending the transit agency look at several ways to improve its bus network.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
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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