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Hurricane Arthur whips East Coast

Hurricane Arthur hit the North Carolina coast early on Friday and weakened as it moved out to sea.

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Making headlines this week

The news you may have missed and the headlines you'll want to remember.

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John Williams to debut new version of U.S. anthem

The American composer and conductor is debuting a new arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner," featuring choirs, trumpets, and cannons.

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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Fireworks safety tips

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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Hunger groups get creative while school is out for summer

Workers are getting creative at keeping small bellies full when U.S. schools - along with their lunch programs - close for summer.

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More evidence shows moderate drinking heart healthy

Two new studies link moderate alcohol consumption to reduced risk of heart attack.

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3-day weekend will kick-start July 4 travel

More than 40 million Americans will celebrate their Independence by taking a road trip.

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Today in entertainment history: July 4

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Bet you didn’t know: Fun facts about the Fourth

Even the most patriotic among us can learn something from these little-known facts about Independence Day.

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June payrolls data lifts Dow Jones to record high

Wall Street's holiday-shortened session ended with multiple records on Thursday.

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Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ biggest selling single of 2014

Williams' song, which was released in October, has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide.

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Pot shops buzz, crime eases as Colo. law hits 6 months

Tax dollars are pouring in, crime is down, and few of the early concerns about social breakdown have materialized - at least so far.

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Pistorius has ‘heightened fight response,’ witness says

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has a "heightened fight response" due to his disability, a defense witness claims.

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Iggy Azalea: Not feuding with Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea both insist their cool with each other, despite what you might have heard.

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Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson team up for Western

The former "Hunger Games" stars are teaming up again.

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As Arthur approaches East Coast, tourists head out

The storm is sparking evacuations, closing beaches, and disrupting Independence Day celebrations along the East Coast.

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Ed Sheeran scores No. 1 album

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's scored his first top album on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

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Unemployment near 6-year low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits continued to suggest the labor market was steadily improving.

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REVIEW: Melissa McCarthy loses steam in ‘Tammy’

The road is too much to handle in Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon's latest comedy.

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‘Girls’ star Allison Williams to play Peter Pan on live TV

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The star of the HBO comedy will play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in the TV musical special "Peter Pan Live! on NBC."

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Miranda Lambert working on comedy screenplay

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Miranda Lambert is hoping to add screenplay writer and actress to her resumé.

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Chris Pratt goes from slob to heartthrob

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With a more buff physique than his character Andy Dwyer on "Parks and Recreation," Pratt combines cocky and dorky into an unlikely leader of a band of outcasts bent on saving the galaxy.