Salma Hayek, 54, Dyes Her Hair Green For Mexican Independence Day: See Before & After Pics

Salma Hayek rang in Mexican Independence Day with a brand new do’! In honor of the holiday on Sept. 16, and the Mexican flag, she dyed parts of her brunette hair green! Salma Hayek is celebrating her Mexican heritage with a new hair makeover! The Like A Boss actress, who turned 54 on September 2, colored portions […]

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Taiwan passport redesign emphasizes independence from China

Taiwan is planning on issuing new passports highlighting the country’s independence from China. On Wednesday, the Taiwanese foreign ministry released images of the new identification document that features “Taiwan” in large lettering on its cover and minimizes the English wording “Republic of China.” Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said that the shift was aimed to prevent confusion between travelers from […]

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Scotland leader’s handling of COVID-19 buoys support for British independence

Support for Scottish independence from Great Britain has reached an all-time during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, winning credit for handling the deadly outbreak more deftly than U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson. A Panelbase survey commissioned by Business for Scotland revealed a 55% to 45% split in favor of YES campaigners, putting support for an […]

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‘An Empty Presence in My Chest’: Vanessa Guillen’s Family Calls for Change in the Military

While the country erupted in fireworks last week to celebrate America’s independence, one family spent the week leading to the holiday driving between Houston and Washington to demand justice for their daughter and sister, a Fort Hood soldier who had been missing for months. The soldier, Specialist Vanessa Guillen, 20, was last seen on April […]

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Trump weighs executive orders on China, manufacturing, immigration, aide says

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds 4th of July U.S. Independence Day celebrations at the White House 2/2 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is considering several executive orders targeting China, manufacturing and immigration, his chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters at the White House on Monday, though he […]

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Sarah Jessica Parker, 55, Spends 4th Of July Relaxing On The Beach In A Gorgeous Black Swimsuit

Sarah Jessica Parker looked chic as she relaxed on the beach in the Hamptons on Independence Day. She showed off her enviable figure in a black one-piece swimsuit. Sarah Jessica Parker enjoyed some serious downtime on the Fourth of July! The 55-year-old Sex and the City actress was spotted lounging on the beach, and catching up […]

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Californians celebrate July 4 with virtual parades, masks

As the coronavirus surges in the state, Californians celebrated Independence Day with virtual parades featuring air flyovers and photos of flag-draped front porches instead of pancake breakfasts and crowded festivities. Meanwhile, law enforcement officers were out and about, reminding people to wear masks in public and turning away disappointed sun-seekers from beaches that were closed […]

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Trump gives optimistic Independence Day message, says US is ‘coming back’ after ‘terrible plague from China

President Trump on Saturday gave an optimistic Independence Day message to the nation, declaring that the U.S. is “coming back” and will be “greater than ever before” after it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic — which he described as a “terrible plague from China.” “I just want to wish everybody a really Happy Fourth of […]

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With Plexiglass and Piles of Hot Dogs, a Fourth of July Tradition Lives On

With Independence Day celebrations canceled around the country, one distinctly American tradition continued on Saturday despite the pandemic: the annual pilgrimage of competitive eaters to Coney Island for the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. But with cheering crowds turned away to promote social distancing, contestants instead chowed down amid a chorus of gulping and […]

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Trump to kick off Independence Day weekend at Mt. Rushmore amid anti-monument push from activists

President Trump on Friday will travel to Mount Rushmore to mark the start of Independence Day weekend with a firework display — coming at a time of vigorous national debate over America’s history, and when the South Dakota landmark is under renewed scrutiny by activists. Trump is expected to speak at the event, and more […]

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Thomas Jefferson’s original Declaration of Independence rough draft: See the pictures

Thomas Jefferson’s “original Rough draught,” or rough draft, of the Declaration of Independence, written in June 1776, includes dozens of edits from historical figures, including John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. The Library of Congress has made high-resolution microfilm scans of the document available online. PENTAGON ANNOUNCES FOURTH OF JULY PLANS DESPITE CONCERNS OVER THE CORONAVIRUS Congress […]

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Carson allows Independence day block parties despite coronavirus surge

When Brian Collins holds his annual Independence Day block party on Saturday, just as he has done for the last two decades on Carson’s Tamcliff Avenue, the event will look very different from past years. And it’s all because of the coronavirus pandemic. The street will be barricaded as usual, but largely to stop vehicles […]

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What to know about Independence Day celebrations at Mount Rushmore, in Washington, DC

President Trump will head to South Dakota Friday for an Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore, the first president to do so since George H.W. Bush in 1991. Then on Saturday, he’ll head back to Washington, D.C. for a celebration on the National Mall. Here’s what to know about the Fourth of July celebrations: Mt. […]

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Vanilla Ice Dragged On Twitter After Announcing 4th Of July Concert In Texas: ‘Dumb’

Vanilla Ice is encouraging people to bring their ‘dancin shoes’ and ‘Speedo’s’ to his Independence Day concert in Texas, which just hit a record with 8,000 new cases of coronavirus. Vanilla Ice is back with a brand new concert and this time, fans aren’t appreciating the throwback. On June 24, the 52-year-old “Ice Ice Baby” […]

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Trump’s planned trip to Mount Rushmore draws fire from Native American activists

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — President Donald Trump’s plans to kick off Independence Day with a showy display at Mount Rushmore are drawing sharp criticism from Native Americans who view the monument as a desecration of land violently stolen from them and used to pay homage to leaders hostile to native people. Several groups led by […]

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‘Faces of the conquerors’: Trump trip to Rushmore draws fire

President Donald Trump’s plans to kick off Independence Day with a showy display at Mount Rushmore are drawing sharp criticism from Native Americans who view the monument as a desecration of land violently stolen from them and used to pay homage to leaders hostile to native people. Several groups led by Native American activists are […]

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No constitutional court can decide what ECB does: Italy PM tells paper

ROME (Reuters) – The independence of the European Central Bank is key to the foundations of the European Union and no constitutional court should decide what it can or cannot do, Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Germany’s highest court gave the bank three months to justify bond purchases under its […]

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John G. Davies, Rodney King Judge and Olympic Medalist, Dies at 90

Judge John G. Davies, an Olympic swimming gold medalist whose discipline, independence and Down Under drollery was credited with helping to prevent more riots in Los Angeles after he presided over the second trial of four officers in the Rodney King police brutality case, died on March 24 in Pasadena. He was 90. The cause […]

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Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters

All normally developing teenagers strive for independence, yearn to be with their peers and look ahead to the future. Given this, how do we care for young people whose wings have been clipped, who aren’t supposed to hang out with their friends and whose plans have been upended by coronavirus? Here are some strategies that […]

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Supreme Court Divided on Trump’s Power to Fire Head of Consumer Bureau

WASHINGTON — Paul D. Clement, a lawyer appointed by the Supreme Court to defend the independence of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau after the Trump administration refused, gave a timely example on Tuesday to illustrate why it can be a good idea for agencies to be insulated from politics. “People are trying to make a […]

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