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Get in the July 4th Spirit with This Epic Independence Day Speech

Originally posted 07/03/2015 03:20PM

While you gear up for July 4th, remember what this holiday is all about: patriotism, independence from Great Britain and kicking some alien butt.

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Flashback Friday: Watch How The Sandlot Made July 4th Pop

Originally posted 07/03/2015 12:20PM

As we fire up the grills and bust out the sparklers to celebrate Independence Day, we can't forget the boys of The Sandlot, who provided us with one of the best Fourth of July movie scenes to date.

No Sandlot fan can forget Smalls, Benny, Ham, Squints, Yeah-Yeah and the rest of the gang playing their only night game of the year as the fireworks light up the sky on Independence Day.

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FROM EW: TV Marathons You Can Binge on this Fourth of July Weekend | Sex and the City

FROM EW: TV Marathons You Can Binge on this Fourth of July Weekend

Originally posted 07/03/2015 12:05AM

Networks including Oxygen, Lifetime and MTV will be airing marathons of current and past dramas and comedies over the long weekend

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Why July 5 Is One of the Most Dangerous Days for Dogs

Why July 5 Is One of the Most Dangerous Days for Dogs

Originally posted 07/02/2015 01:45PM

Dog owners always want to include their pets in the festivities, but the Fourth of July is a holiday your pup might want to sit out.

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The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week

The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week

Originally posted 07/07/2014 07:00AM

July 4th, Wimbledon and other breathtaking images from around the globe

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Stolen American Flag Returned to 9/11 Firefighter's Family

Thief Returns Deceased 9/11 Firefighter's Flag with Apology

Originally posted 07/07/2014 08:30AM

An American flag stolen from the family of a firefighter killed on Sept. 11 has been returned with a note that says: "I am so sorry, I had no idea."

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PHOTOS: How Taylor Swift Spent the 4th of July

Inside Taylor Swift's 4th of July Weekend with Jaime King, Lena Dunham & More Famous Friends

Originally posted 07/06/2014 01:30PM

Taylor Swift spent the 4th of July with her star-studded friendship circle – and their Instagrams and Tweets prove girls really do just want to have fun.

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Watch an Extreme Close-Up of Fireworks, Courtesy of a Drone

Watch What Happens When a Drone Flies into Fireworks

Originally posted 07/05/2014 03:55PM

Sure, fireworks look amazing as you gaze on them from afar, but this video, which was shot in May but is making the rounds over the Fourth of July weekend, shows how much more awesome they are when you get very, very close.

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Jewel Celebrates Holiday with Soon-to-Be-Ex Ty Murray

Jewel Celebrates Fourth of July with Soon-to-Be-Ex Ty Murray, Posts Instagram Photo

Originally posted 07/05/2014 03:40PM

They may be "undoing" their marriage, but Jewel and her husband Ty Murray, who announced their split on Wednesday, are working on an amicable divorce.

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