Trump to Discuss Immigration with Guatemalan President at White House on Monday

by Reuters   WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales at the White House on Monday for talks on immigration and security, the White House said on Friday. Government sources from both countries have said Morales may sign an agreement with Trump on Monday…

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Commentary: What Americans Often Forget

by Janet Beihoffer   Our nation’s birthday is approaching once again, along with the celebrations which have accompanied the holiday for so many years. In recent years, however, Independence Day celebrations are often overshadowed by bickering over race or class. With this in mind, I’d like to share a story…

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Red, White but Rarely Blue – the Science of Fireworks Colors, Explained

by Paul E. Smith   In the earliest days of the United States, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail about the celebration of independence, “It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to…

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Commentary: Remembering the Real Revolution of July Fourth

by Patrick Garry   The words are engrained in our national consciousness: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are … endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These inspirational and linguistically beautiful words of…

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Commentary: Reigniting the Flame of Liberty this Independence Day

by Rick Manning   July 1, 2, 3 and 4 are perhaps the four most consequential dates in American history. The second President of the United States and one of the authors and signers of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams believed that July 2 would be known as our…

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Steve Rogers Commentary: ‘A Salute to America’ Is the Embodiment of President Trump’s Love of Our Military, Over the Establishment’s Protests

by Steve Rogers   It’s funny how the same people who are furious with President Trump for inviting our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines to be honored on the National Mall this Independence Day seem to be just as upset that he didn’t send our troops into harm’s way in…

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Independence Day Across America: Fun and Festivities to Join in Minnesota

  Check out these and other great events all across the Minnesota. Minneapolis: Red, White & Boom! Marathon: People who are up for a half-marathon in the Minneapolis area can participate in one this Independence Day. This 13.1 mile race will test participants through this clockwise loop route around the…

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Mexico Has Deployed 15,000 Troops to the Border, Is Now Detaining Illegal Migrants

by Matt M. Miller   Mexico has deployed 15,000 soldiers and National Guardsmen at the U.S.-Mexico border and is detaining migrants who attempt to illegally cross. The Mexican government’s actions aim to meet President Donald Trump’s demands that the country help slow the influx of migrants entering the U.S. from…

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