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Watch This Reminder of Why Fireworks Are Amazing — Daily Distraction

On Independence Day, we Americans like to set off fireworks. 

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July 4th in Buffalo — What Is Open And What Is Closed?

July 4th commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence and celebrates all things America. Here's a list of what is open and what is closed this Independence Day.

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Taylor Swift Added to Macy’s July 4 Event

Sparks will fly at the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, and not just because it's the nation's largest patriotic pyrotechnic display. 'Sparks Fly' singer and global superstar Taylor Swift has been added to the lineup.

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July 4th Fireworks Displays In And Near Buffalo

Don't tempt fate this Fourth of July by attempting to set off your own fireworks display. Instead check out one, or more, of these local displays and have a guaranteed fun and safe experience.

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Fourth of July Fireworks Moved to Avoid Frightening Baby Bald Eagles

Fourth of July fireworks are for the birds.

Actually, they're not.

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10 America-Themed Songs for the Fourth of July

American popular music has been around since before America even declared its independence. 'Yankee Doodle,' anyone? That classic was sung by Colonial American soldiers as early as the French and Indian War.

Here’s a list of 10 to add to your Fourth of July playlist:

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Tim McGraw to Headline Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular With Mariah Carey

This year's 4th of July is going to be a booming celebration! Tim McGraw will partner up with Mariah Carey to headline the 2013 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The fireworks are sure to be a big crowd-pleaser, but it never hurts to throw in a couple of A-list artists to ensure that the event is a success.

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Buffalo Celebrates July 4th With Fireworks, Family Fun at Canalside [PICTURES]

Ah, the Fourth of July — a holiday to celebrate our nation’s independence through BBQs, parties with families and friends (preferably on a beach or by a pool) and blowing things up.

Our digital team spent the evening hanging out at Canalside for a Fourth of July celebration featuring family activities, live music and, of course, fireworks. Check out photos from the event below!

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fourth of July

The legend of America’s birth is only 236 years old. However, in that short amount of time, a number of legends that would normally take centuries to grow and multiply in any other civilization have sprung up. 

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July 4th Fireworks Displays in Buffalo

These fireworks listings are for 2012. For 2013 information, click the button!

This July 4th, you have a choice. You can be the guy who drives to Pennsylvania and buys your own overpriced fireworks out of those yellow tents on the side of the thruway, or you can be that smart guy who goes to the real fireworks shows around Buffalo, thereby guaranteeing awesome sights and no injuries. For once, be the smart guy.

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What’s The Best 4th Of July Picnic Side Dish? [POLL]

Summertime and grilling go hand in hand.  Who doesn't love a good burger or slab of steak on the grill?  How about some ribs or chicken?  Mmm....gettin hungry now and all I have is sunflower seeds :(   Along with your burger or dog, which side dishes are a "MUST" at your family's 4th of July cookout?  Is it the corn on the cob, the watermelon.....maybe it's your aunt's baked beans!  According to Woman's Day,  the top side dish is....

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This Is the Proper Way to Eat a Hot Dog This July 4th

Part of what's so great about hot dogs is their simplicity. Take them out of their package, put them on a grill and, boom, everybody's favorite summer comfort food.

But using just a skewer and knife, the food wizards at Chow have demonstrated a way to get a lot more out your wiener. See how to make a spiral-cut hot dog below.

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