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John Williams to debut new version of U.S. anthem

The American composer and conductor is debuting a new arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner," featuring choirs, trumpets, and cannons.

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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Fireworks safety tips

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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Hunger groups get creative while school is out for summer

Workers are getting creative at keeping small bellies full when U.S. schools - along with their lunch programs - close for summer.

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More evidence shows moderate drinking heart healthy

Two new studies link moderate alcohol consumption to reduced risk of heart attack.

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3-day weekend will kick-start July 4 travel

More than 40 million Americans will celebrate their Independence by taking a road trip.

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Today in entertainment history: July 4

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Bet you didn’t know: Fun facts about the Fourth

Even the most patriotic among us can learn something from these little-known facts about Independence Day.

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June payrolls data lifts Dow Jones to record high

Wall Street's holiday-shortened session ended with multiple records on Thursday.

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Pot shops buzz, crime eases as Colo. law hits 6 months

Tax dollars are pouring in, crime is down, and few of the early concerns about social breakdown have materialized - at least so far.

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Pistorius has ‘heightened fight response,’ witness says

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has a "heightened fight response" due to his disability, a defense witness claims.

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Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson team up for Western

The former "Hunger Games" stars are teaming up again.

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As Arthur approaches East Coast, tourists head out

The storm is sparking evacuations, closing beaches, and disrupting Independence Day celebrations along the East Coast.

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Janis Joplin honored with U.S. stamp

The "Piece of My Heart" singer will be immortalized by the U.S. Postal Service.

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Ed Sheeran scores No. 1 album

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's scored his first top album on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

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IHEG Owner Seeks Liquor License Transfer

Northampton music mogul Eric Suher wants to transfer one unused liquor license to another bar he's never opened.

Photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

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Man Injured in Rollover Crash

A Greenfield man is hospitalized after a rollover crash on I-91 north in Northampton

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Man Denies Car Break-Ins

A Springfield man has pleaded not guilty to a series of car break-ins in Amherst last summer.

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Thousands Lose Power in Western Mass

The lights are back on in Western Mass after 7-thousand customers lost power due to heavy thunderstorms.

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Gas Pipeline Compressor Station Planned

The proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline includes a barn-sized compressor station in Ashfield.

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Divided House abandons vote on border bill

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Congress will take a five-week vacation without addressing the immigration crisis.

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Train Camp To Roll Away Friday

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PanAm's train camp in Northampton is set to roll away Friday.

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Market Basket Mess Affects Western Mass Farmers

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The Market Basket standoff is affecting farmers in Western Mass.

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Burglar Hits Nuttleman’s Florist

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Nuttleman's Florist in Northampton has been hit by a burglar.

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Hearing On “Retreat” Continued

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A public hearing on a controversial student housing proposal in North Amherst has been continued to August 6th.