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It was the worst of times. It was the weirdest of times.

It was a season of sickness and shouting, of defiance and tension, of industrial-strength falsehood and spin. It was a moment of ugliness and deep injustice — and perhaps, too, a moment when the chance for justice felt nearer than ever before.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — President Donald Trump will begin his Independence Day weekend on Friday with a patriotic display of fireworks at Mount Rushmore, an event expected to draw thousands where masks and social distancing aren't required as coronavirus cases spike across the country.

Hawaii Welcomes 75 New Citizens

Jul 4, 2014
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

This Independence Day weekend, nearly 9,000 new Americans will become U.S. citizens. Here in Hawaii, 75 people took their oath of allegiance in a ceremony aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in Pearl Harbor. HPR’s Molly Solomon was there and has this audio postcard.

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Flickr / belindah

On Hawaii Island, Independence Day celebrations started almost at first light. HPR's Sherry Bracken gives us an update on what is in store for the rest of the day.

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On O'ahu, the Kailua fireworks display is back! And communities across the state are gearing up for their own 4th of July festivities.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

KAILUA 4th OF JULY INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE, sponsored by Kailua Chamber of Commerce,  will have 200 marchers, 40 vehicles, 40 floats, & 4 bands It will start at Kainalu Dr./Palapu St., to Kainalu Drive, to end at Kailua Intermediate School.   For More info, visit their website: