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America Celebrates Independence Day

Across the United States Saturday, Americans celebrated the 239th anniversary of their country's independence from Britain with parades, picnics, fireworks and concerts. President Barack Obama wished all Americans a Happy Fourth of July in his weekly address. The date also marks the 17th birthday of his elder daughter, Malia.   The Obamas are hosting a "backyard barbecue" at the White House Saturday for several hundred members of the military and their...

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