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Fireworks xplode over Lincoln Memorial, at the National Mall as seen from Arlington, Va., during the Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2016. 

'Capitol Fourth' wasn't totally live

An Independence Day tradition that millions tune in to see every year may have left some a little disappointed.  That's because if you watched "A Capitol Fourth" from the comfort of your own living room, you weren't watching a fully live showing of the annual fireworks display. >> Read more ...

Fireworks explode in front of the Lower One World Trade Center, left, during the Freedom Fireworks Festival at Liberty State Park, Monday, July 4, 2016, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Photos: America celebrates Fourth of July with stunning fireworks displays

Check out scenes from 2016 Independence Day fireworks displays across the country.

Quiz: Which Fourth of July firework are you?

Ever wonder which Fourth of July firework you're the most like? Take our quiz to find out! >> Click here or scroll down to take the quiz >> Summer safety stories >> Read more trending stories

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How do fireworks — work?

Firecrackers are easy: Light the fuse and run. But most firework explosions are a bit more complex. A Roman candle, for example, burns top-down through several layers of pyrotechnic charges called stars. The colors in fireworks come from metallic powders. Aluminum burns white. Copper gives fireworks a blue color. Lithium or ...

The Baltimore Orioles stand during the singing of 'God Bless America' during play against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 16, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.

NY Daily News columnist calls for striking out ‘God Bless America’ at baseball games

A New York Daily News columnist is  suggesting that Major League Baseball strike out the singing of “God Bless America” at games. In an column published Thursday, Gersh Kuntzman proposed that the song be benched permanently. >> Read more trending stories   The tradition, according to Major League Baseball, started ...

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Glow sticks instead of fireworks? The safety advice you need to know

Parents looking for safer or legal alternatives to fireworks during the holiday weekend could be tempted to turn to glow sticks. While glow sticks and glow jewelry can be a less fiery way to light up the holiday evenings, an Oklahoma poison center wants parents to be mindful. The Oklahoma ...

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June 21 is National Selfie Day

If you don't already see enough selfies on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram timelines, get ready to see a surge of them Tuesday.   June 21 is National Selfie Day. >> Read more trending stories   According to Bustle, you're more likely to snag the perfect selfie with good lighting, a ...

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 04: A father and his son look to the Bode Museum along the Spree River during a sweltering summer day on July 4, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Dads are embarrassing -- just ask these children

Let's be honest: Dads can be pretty embarrassing. >> Read more trending stories   For all of the wonderful things they do, there are also plenty of cringe-worthy moments. For example, dads sometimes sneeze dramatically -- in public. Dads have been known to humiliate their kids in front of their ...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 17: A fan wears a badge that reads 'Happy Father's Day' during the final round of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 17, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

From church sermon to national holiday: How Father's Day got its start

Americans are expected to spend $14.3 billion on Father's Day this year, according to the National Retail Federation. >> Read more trending stories   Sonora Smart Dodd came up with the idea of celebrating Father's Day more than a century ago. She got the idea to celebrate a day for dads after hearing a ...

#CheerioChallenge takes social media by storm just in time for Father's Day

Need something to do this Father's Day? Look no further than your pantry for hours of entertainment. Thanks to Patrick Quinn, co-founder of parenting site Life of Dad, fathers around the world are stacking cereal on their sleeping children's heads and sharing the photos on social media with the hashtag #CheerioChallenge. ...

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