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Chicago is reeling from another deadly holiday weekend. According to WGNTV,  52 people were shot and 10 people were killed during the July Fourth weekend. Police attempted to control the violence by putting more officers on the street. However, the gun violence continued at a high rate as 30 people were shot in a span of…

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Celebrate your independence from the tyranny of driving this holiday weekend by taking MARTA to such time-honored festivities as the Peachtree Road Race, the Atlanta Braves game and fireworks displays at Lenox Square and Centennial Olympic Park. From 4:45 a.m. on Friday, July 4, to 1 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, MARTA will operate special…

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Fourth of July bathing suits are cute and festive with their red, white and blue and stars and stripes. Whether you choose a two-piece bikini or a sexy one-piece, we’ve picked out the hottest ones that we saw on the Web. Check them out in the gallery. –joi pearson @joiapearson

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Temperatures are rising in Hotlanta and the city’s restaurants have added some refreshing fares to their menus. This Fourth of July, you can go out and enjoy some delectable, light fares and refreshing drinks at many of your favorite spots. Check them out. Alma Cocina 191 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, Georgia 30303 404.968.9662 alma-atlanta.com Nothing is…

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Celebration of our nation’s independence is incomplete without the perfect cocktail. Whether you plan to kick it in the backyard with a few friends or host the whole block, you’ll need a refreshing, ice-cold, All-American drink in hand to make the Fourth of July party complete. Bourbon history mirrors U.S. history. Rebellion. Progress. Heroes. Facts. Legends.…

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After the coldest, snowiest, most dreadful winter, and rainy spring, it’s almost time to celebrate July Fourth. Raise your glass with these tasty, refreshing and easy to make drinks. Strawberries’ sweet, juicy taste make them ideal for warm weather cocktails. The Top Cat was created by Tad Carducci of the famed mixologist duo, The Tippling…

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Chris Rock recently caught flack for a tweet that stated the obvious truth about Independence Day. In his July 4th tweet, Rock wrote “Happy white people’s Independence day. The slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.” Uncomfortable with his tweet, several white Americans lashed out at Rock and claimed that he was being…

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