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(Screen shot of an AP video depicting malfunctioning fireworks at an annual 4th of July show northwest of Los Angeles)

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(Screen shot of an AP video depicting malfunctioning fireworks at an annual 4th of July show northwest of Los Angeles)

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The Fourth of July parade in the Palisades section of Northwest attracted hundreds lining the streets waving flags and enjoying the national holiday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, watches and Joey Chestnut, left, and Sonya Thomas face off while eating a hot dog after the official weigh-in for the Nathan's Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at City Hall park in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, watches and Joey Chestnut, left, and Sonya Thomas face off while eating a hot dog after the official weigh-in for the Nathan's Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at City Hall park in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, watches and Joey Chestnut, left, and Sonya Thomas face off while eating a hot dog after the official weigh-in for the Nathan's Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at City Hall park in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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In this June 26, 2013, photo provided by the National Park Service, workers on Liberty Island install sod around the national monument, which is set to re-open on the Fourth of July, in New York. (AP Photo/National Park Service)

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Rep. Steve Stockman journeys to the Lone Star Range in Lumberton, Texas on July Fourth to announce who has won a free Bushmaster AR-15. (image from Lone Star Range)

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The grassroots group Moms Demand Action is calling for its 100,000 members to march for "gun sense" during the Fourth of July. (image from Moms Demand Action)

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Fourth of July travel to the nation's capital and other cities may be down from 2012 due to concerns about the economy and higher costs. But deal-savvy travelers can still snag lower travel prices for the holiday. (The Washington Times)

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Sen. Jim DeMint, a member of the Senate Banking Committee and the Joint Economic Committee, leads other Republican senators on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in a call to bypass the July Fourth holiday recess to stay in town to work on the debt crisis. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Nebraska Republican senate candidate, state Sen. Deb Fischer, left, meets Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey at a July fourth parade in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Fischer is running against Kerrey for the senate seat vacated by Democrat Ben Nelson. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer (left), a candidate for Republican senate, meets Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey at a Fourth of July parade in Omaha, Neb. Fischer is running against Kerrey for the senate seat vacated by Democrat Ben Nelson. (Associated Press)

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Gene Simmons and Kiss were in England on the Fourth of July, where they performed a benefit in London for the charity Help for Heroes, which aids British military veterans. (Associated Press)

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Gene Simmons and Kiss were in England on the Fourth of July, where they performed a benefit in London for the charity Help for Heroes, which aids British military veterans. (Associated Press)

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Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine walks in the Middletown, Va., Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. (AP Photo/The Winchester Star, Scott Mason)

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In this photo provided by Ben Baller, yachts are illuminated in the foreground as a malfunction causes the entire Fourth of July fireworks show to go off all at once over San Diego Bay near Coronado Island on July 4, 2012. The Coast Guard says the mishap occurred minutes before the scheduled opening of the Big Bay Boom show. More than 500,000 people witnessed the short-lived spectacle. No injuries were reported. (Associated Press)

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In this photo provided by Ben Baller, yachts are illuminated in the foreground as a malfunction causes the entire Fourth of July fireworks show to go off all at once over San Diego Bay near Coronado Island on July 4, 2012. The Coast Guard says the mishap occurred minutes before the scheduled opening of the Big Bay Boom show. More than 500,000 people witnessed the short-lived spectacle. No injuries were reported. (Associated Press)

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Re-enactors stand by their three-pound canon as they watch daytime fireworks during a Fourth of July event at George Washington's Mount Vernon in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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People play in the street next to a fire hydrant to keep cool during Fourth of July festivities in Philadelphia, Pa. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)