4th Of July

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  • Black pepper, cayenne pepper and roasted red peppers give three-pepper potato salad its distinct flavor. The bite of the black and cayenne peppers are tamed by the sweet roasted red peppers and sour cream dressing.

    Trio of peppers adds pop to potato salad

    One variety of pepper just isn't enough to get this potato salad ready for your July Fourth celebration. So we upped it to three — black pepper, cayenne pepper and roasted red peppers — each adding their own distinct flavor. And don't worry, the bite of black and cayenne peppers are tamed by the sweet roasted red peppers and the sour cream dressing.


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    MTV shocker: Network going back to its roots for July 4 - will play music videos

    MTV, VH1 and CMT are going back to their roots by showing videos as part of a "Music Independence Day" on the Fourth of July.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The people own the government

    With Memorial Day just passed and the Fourth of July approaching, it's a good time for Americans to review the meaning of their citizenship. The Founding Fathers disdained a monarchy and created a republic with three branches of government to ensure that none of the branches could run roughshod over the rights of the American people.


  • Nassau County Police Detective Lt. John Azzata, right, gives information about a fatal boating accident during a news conference in Oyster Bay, N.Y., Thursday, July 5, 2012. Police say three bodies have been pulled out of New York's Long Island Sound after a yacht capsized on the Fourth of July. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Officials work on plan to raise capsized N.Y. yacht

    Authorities were working on plans Friday to raise a capsized yacht where three suburban New York City children died during a Fourth of July outing to watch fireworks and 24 other people were left scrambling for their lives.


  • Actors John Travolta (left) and Taylor Kitsch (center)confer with director Oliver Stone during the filming of "Savages."The movie, which opens Friday, also stars Salma Hayek and Benicio Del Toro. (Universal Pictures)

    Oliver Stone: High on U.S.-grown pot

    Oliver Stone has smoked great marijuana all over the world, from Vietnam and Thailand to Jamaica and South Sudan. But the filmmaker says the best weed is made in the USA and that pot could be a huge growth industry for taxpayers if it were legalized.


  • 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)

    San Diego fireworks malfunction in big, fast flash

    The Fourth of July fireworks display above San Diego Bay was over in a flash – literally – when a malfunction that the show's producer blamed Thursday on a computer glitch caused the planned 20-minute spectacle to burn up all at once.


  • 'Savages' boss Oliver Stone knows good weed

    Oliver Stone has smoked great marijuana all over the world, from Vietnam and Thailand to Jamaica and South Sudan. But the filmmaker says the best weed is made in the USA and that pot could be a huge growth industry for taxpayers if it were legalized.


  • President Obama greets service members July 4, 2012, after they became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the White House. (Associated Press)

    Obama presses Congress on immigration at naturalization ceremony

    President Obama began his Fourth of July celebration Wednesday by naturalizing more than two dozen active-duty service members, using the event to highlight his recent executive order to spare hundreds of thousands from deportation and press lawmakers to pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul.


  • Illustration: Soda tax by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    WILSON: Give Me a Large Soda, Or Give Me Death

    Isn’t part of being an adult having the ability to choose? You know, such as whether you want to nosh on shish kabob, burgers, or hot dogs at your July 4th cookout?


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