Choosing COVID-safe July 4th activities requires an assessment of both vaccine science and your personal risk tolerance.
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
The heat wave hitting the northwestern U.S. and Canada has caused record-dry levels in many regions. Over 100 scientists warn against fireworks on 4th of July, citing wildfires as a major concern.
By Philip Higuera, The Conversation, Alexander L. Metcalf, Dave McWethy, Jennifer Balch, the Conversation
In a fiery speech, President Trump railed against “angry mobs” that were trying to “tear down statues” at a rally at Mt. Rushmore on Friday. Despite warnings, there were few facemasks and little social distancing at the event, which saw…
By PBS NewsHour
As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donald Trump’s style, and he aimed to go big, promising a “special evening”…
By Aamer Madhani, Associated Press
As the Fourth of July approaches, coronavirus cases are rising across the country, with businesses and public spaces again closing down as a result. Where does the U.S. stand in terms of managing this public health crisis? Judy Woodruff talks…
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to analyze the latest news, including the possibility that the Washington Redskins will change their name amid growing pressure for racial justice, the failures that…
By Courtney Vinopal
The document signed more than 200 years ago declaring the United States’ independence from Britain contained within it inherent contradictions.
By Stephen Groves
Trump is expected to speak at a Mount Rushmore event, which has issued 7,500 tickets to watch fireworks that he previewed on Thursday as a "display like few people have seen."…
By Don Babwin, Associated Press
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown says he'll put 1,200 extra cops on the street during the July 4 weekend in the hopes of stemming the surge in violence that typically comes with the holiday weekend.
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