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A turbulent US this July 4, but many see cause to celebrate

1 month ago   |   By KCCI

It's a day for taking off work, flocking to parades, devouring hot dogs and burgers at backyard barbecues and gathering under a canopy of stars and exploding fireworks - in many cases for the first time in three years amid easing coronavirus precautions.
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A Turbulent U.S. This July 4, but Many See Cause To Celebrate

A Turbulent U.S. This July 4, but Many See Cause To Celebrate

1 month ago   |   By Time

Independence Day arrives at a time when the United States is roiled by hearings over the Jan. 6 insurrection, awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns and struggling to maintain the common bonds that keep it together.
Yet many also see cause to celebrate: The pandemic continues to be on the wane and, despite its faults, America's democracy survives.
“I think many of us are feeling conflicted about celebrating 4th of July right now,” obstacle race champion and attorney Amelia Boone tweeted as the week gave way to the long holiday weekend.
In her eyes patriotism is also...
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