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Don´t rain on our parade! Millions
refuse to let Hurricane Arthur
dampen Fourth of July celebrations
as the weakening storm blows
through the Northeast

Associated Press & Daily Mail UK, by Ryan Gorman & Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/4/2014 11:30:21 PM

Millions of Americans impacted by Hurricane Arthur came out in force to celebrate Independence Day in cities and towns all along the eastern seaboard. The first storm of the Atlantic hurricane season moved away from New York and towards New England Friday as it was downgraded from Category II to a Category I, and most people on large cities along the seaboard refuse to let the storm dampen their Independence Day enthusiasm. The hurricane, initially forecast to drench New York, fizzled out before it ever got going. The showers were predicted to last until at least 9pm, but never amounted

      


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Don´t rain on our parade! Millions
refuse to let Hurricane Arthur
dampen Fourth of July celebrations
as the weakening storm blows
through the Northeast
Associated Press & Daily Mail UK, by Ryan Gorman & Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/4/2014 11:30:21 PM     Post Reply
Millions of Americans impacted by Hurricane Arthur came out in force to celebrate Independence Day in cities and towns all along the eastern seaboard. The first storm of the Atlantic hurricane season moved away from New York and towards New England Friday as it was downgraded from Category II to a Category I, and most people on large cities along the seaboard refuse to let the storm dampen their Independence Day enthusiasm. The hurricane, initially forecast to drench New York, fizzled out before it ever got going. The showers were predicted to last until at least 9pm, but never amounted

   

 

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14 shot as holiday weekend begins:
´It´s like an everyday normal thing´
Chicago Tribune, by Peter Nickeas, Michelle Manchir*    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/4/2014 9:04:09 PM     Post Reply
At least 14 people have been shot in Chicago at the start of the long holiday weekend, including a woman killed as she sat on a porch near Garfield Park and a man slain in front of a hair salon on the South Side, police said. Most recently, a person has been shot tonight in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. It happened at 6:36 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Wolcott Avenue, according to police. Check back for details. Shambreyh R. Barfield, 21, was sitting with a friend at a two-flat in the 3800 block

Joan Rivers jokes Obama is
gay, first lady is transgender
CNN, by Lisa Respers France    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/4/2014 8:52:38 PM     Post Reply
Who needs Fourth of July fireworks when you have Joan Rivers around? The comedian known for her lack of self-censoring recently officiated a same-sex wedding and was asked by a photographer if she believed the United States would ever see the first gay or female president. Her response was typical Rivers. "We already have it with Obama, so let´s just calm down," she said. "You know Michelle (Obama) is a trans." When asked to further explain Rivers said, "A transgender. We all know it." A representative for Rivers released the following statement to CNN from the comic about her remarks to

Pro-Amnesty Crowd Burns American
Flag at Murrieta on 4th of July
Breitbart California, by Michelle Moons    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/4/2014 8:47:38 PM     Post Reply
MURRIETA -- An American flag has reportedly been burned by pro-amnesty protesters near the Murrieta Border Patrol station on America’s Independence Day. Breitbart News obtained the above photograph, which shows a burnt flag on the ground, from an anti-illegal immigration activist who was monitoring the pro-amnesty demonstration. Opponents of illegal immigration had gathered in Murrieta to stop Friday´s planned transfer of Central American illegal aliens, as they did earlier this week. A pro-amnesty counter-demonstration was organized in response. The illegal aliens, many of them unaccompanied children, are being brought from overcrowded Texas detention facilities for processing in California

C-SPAN Callers Advocate ‘White
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Posted By: JoniTx- 7/4/2014 7:10:48 PM     Post Reply
When C-SPAN’s Washington Journal invited viewers to weigh in on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, several callers phoned in to advocate for “white pride,” suggesting that black people owe an immense debt to white people; and that society ignores discrimination against white races like the Irish and Italians. Caller “Thomas” from Maryland explained to a straight-faced host Steve Scully that he is “much less liberal” now than he was during the 1964 passage of civil rights legislation. In the clip, originally flagged by TPM, the caller continued: I think the blacks have brought on most of their

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Arizona Daily Star (Tucson AZ), by Perla Trevizo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/4/2014 6:24:32 PM     Post Reply
Immigrant-rights activists have set up water stations, gone out nearly daily to find border crossers in distress, and circulated warning posters and maps of the locations of those who have died in the desert. (Snip) Now Robin Hoover, founder and former member of the local group Humane Borders, is planning to distribute 100 high-intensity flashlights. Hoover will work today with a local church in Altar, Sonora, 115 miles southwest of Tucson and one of the last staging areas for would-be border crossers, to pass out the $8.32 flashlights that can illuminate a tree a half-mile away and include both a strobe

   

 

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Associated Press*, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/4/2014 5:53:10 PM     Post Reply
American composer-conductor John Williams, 82, is set to debut a new arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner for Independence Day. It will feature choirs, trumpets, an orchestra and cannons on the National Mall in Washington D.C. for the nation´s birthday. Usually a soloist performs the national anthem for the annual ´Capitol Fourth´ celebration in Washington. But this year, the acclaimed composer will lead the National Symphony Orchestra, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the Joint Armed Forces Chorus and the Choral Arts Society of Washington in performing a special new arrangement. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the national anthem.

Benghazi attack had nothing
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Daily Mail (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/4/2014 5:41:07 PM     Post Reply
New documents filed by the U.S. Justice Department against Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah further shut down claims made by the Obama administration that the Benghazi attack sprouted from from an anti-islam film. The documents come after recent comments made by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that some of the attackers may have been influenced by the online video. The court filings make clear those who organized the attack were part of a ´conspiracy´ involving several members of the Ansar al-Sharia ´Islamic extremist militia´, reports Fox News. The government are trying to ensure Khatallah remains behind bars.

Biden helps Philadelphia celebrate July 4
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Posted By: JoniTx- 7/4/2014 5:28:45 PM     Post Reply
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Obama: US Always Has Been
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Associated Press, by Darlene Superville    Original Article
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Washington - Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens at the White House on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders that welcoming immigrants "is central to our way of life." He pleaded anew for new immigration policies, saying the vast range of backgrounds and experiences that has made America a melting pot for more than 200 years also makes the country stronger. He argued that the system must be retooled for the U.S. to remain the greatest nation on earth. "The basic idea of welcoming

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If There is One Thing Your
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