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Jeremy Alcede
Jeremy Alcede talks about his legal issues Friday, June 5, 2015, outside the federal courthouse in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground

A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.

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Macy's Fourth of July fireworks light up the sky over the East River
Macy's Fourth of July fireworks light up the sky over the East River (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades

Security was tight in New York City for the Fourth of July fireworks but that didn't stop hundreds of thousands of people from enjoying the spectacle. The nation's capital held a parade and the traditional fireworks on the National Mall. President Barack Obama paid tribute to the nation's service members. There were similar celebrations across the country, along with special ceremonies to welcome hundreds of new citizens.

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United States' Carli Lloyd (10) looks toward fans after the United States defeatedChina 1-0 in a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian WyldThe Canadian Press via AP)
United States' Carli Lloyd (10) looks toward fans after the United States defeatedChina 1-0 in a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian WyldThe Canadian Press via AP)
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Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women's World Cup title match in Germany.

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Matt Stonie gestures after winning Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest men's competition
Matt Stonie gestures after winning Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest men's competition (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, thwarting Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory.

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Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, has a selfie taken with a supporter while participating in the Fourth of July Parade festivities in Amherst, N.H.
Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, has a selfie taken with a supporter while participating in the Fourth of July Parade festivities in Amherst, N.H. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
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Bush says he takes Trump’s immigration remarks personally

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, centre, Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, left, and Hossein Fereydoon, brother and close aide to President Hassan Rouhani, meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna, Austria
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, centre, Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, left, and Hossein Fereydoon, brother and close aide to President Hassan Rouhani, meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna, Austria (Carlos Barria/Pool via AP)
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Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief

VIENNA (AP) -- World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.

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Gov. Chris Christie greets people at Mary Ann's Diner July 3, 2015 in Derry, New Hampshire.
Gov. Chris Christie greets people at Mary Ann's Diner July 3, 2015 in Derry, New Hampshire.(Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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Rubio, Christie sleepover at the Romneys

NEWARK (AP) — 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney hosted two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening.

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Posters reading "We vote en masse, no the agreement'' are seen under a Bank of Greece sign in Athens
Posters reading "We vote en masse, no the agreement'' are seen under a Bank of Greece sign in Athens (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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Campaigns halt as Greeks face tough referendum choice

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Campaigns halt in Greece on Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum - with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek new political leadership to find a compromise.

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Fireworks in Avon, Colorado
Fireworks in Avon, Colorado (YouTube)
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Fireworks shoot into Colorado crowd; 9 suffer minor burns

AVON, Colo. (AP) -- Officials say nine people suffered minor burns during an accident at a fireworks show in Colorado.

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams watches Joey Chestnut, left, and Matt Stonie, right, during a news conference to promote the upcoming Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot-Dog Eating Contest
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams watches Joey Chestnut, left, and Matt Stonie, right, during a news conference to promote the upcoming Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot-Dog Eating Contest (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of Coney Island hot dog contest

NEW YORK (AP) -- Contestants have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous.

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