4th of July

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    July 4, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, Iraqi government troops recaptured the village of Awja — birthplace of Saddam Hussein — and made headway in reclaiming Iraq’s largest oil refinery in Beiji. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki vowed to defeat the militants, and signaled he won’t abandon a bid for a third term. Also, Judy Woodruff reports on 4th of July celebrations across the U.S. Continue reading

  • July 4, 2013    

    O July 4, 2001, former poet laureate Robert Pinsky read aloud for NewsHour viewers the concluding section of Walt Whitman’s “By Blue Ontario’s Shore,” Pinsky said, “Whitman’s list of what he ‘will not shirk’ remains an attractive agenda and can inspire a credible patriotism.” Here, for the 4th of July, are Walt Whitman’s lines:
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  • July 4, 2012  

    On this Fourth of July, the most American of holidays, Ray Suarez speaks with Denise Kiernan and Josephe D’Agnese, authors of the book, “Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence,” about what happened to the men who affixed their names to the historic document. Continue reading

  • July 4, 2001  

    Former poet laureate Robert Pinsky reads a poem for the 4th of July. Continue reading