Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?

Videos and photos posted on social media of a number of parties show few guests abiding by social-distancing guidelines.

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Coronavirus Outbreak at U.S. Bases in Japan Roils an Uneasy Relationship

The Marines reported 94 new cases on Okinawa, an island that had seen just 148 other infections. Local officials say the military is not doing enough.

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With Plexiglass and Piles of Hot Dogs, a Fourth of July Tradition Lives On

“They’re going to be burping and groaning, and I’m just going to have to focus on my hot dogs,” the winner of last year’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest mused of a quieter, crowd-free competition.

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Trump Delivers Divisive Culture War Message at Mount Rushmore

Down in the polls and failing to control a raging pandemic, the president cast himself as waging battle against a “new far-left fascism” that imperils American values and seeks to erase history.

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How the Coronavirus Is Transforming July 4 in Los Angeles

While the camaraderie that comes from attending fireworks and tailgates will be absent, technology may help new traditions take hold.

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Beaches Are Open in N.Y.C., but Virus Worries Linger

Shorelines are finally open for swimming, but outbreaks across the country have given officials pause about the city’s wider reopening.

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The Coronavirus and America’s Humiliation

July 4 and America’s crisis of the spirit.

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For This Fourth of July, Officials Say Celebrate Freedom by Staying Home

As the nation staggers toward a holiday weekend during the coronavirus pandemic, health officials are pleading with residents to not make a bad situation worse.

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A Nostalgic Look at Independence Days of Yesteryear

Viewed now in the midst of a pandemic, these archival Fourth of July photographs — showing large crowds, close contact and communal celebrations — elicit an added measure of nostalgia.

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8 Things to Do This Fourth of July Weekend

Our culture writers offer suggestions for celebrating Independence Day, and what to watch or listen to without leaving your home.

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Is It Safe to Set Off Fireworks Around Kids? What Parents Should Know.

Many home fireworks are dangerous for kids and even illegal.

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‘Sitting on Millions of Dollars’ and Dying to Blow It: Not This July 4

As many as 80 percent of the holiday fireworks displays in large cities and small towns have been canceled because of the pandemic.

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How a Black Small Business Manager Is Spending July 4

“I support the protests but I feel like the biggest way I can support the cause and contribute is by keeping this Black-owned business open.”

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Celebrate Fourth of July Safely

You may not be able to congregate for parades or fireworks, but there are other options when it comes to having a festive Fourth.

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Fireworks Conspiracy Theories: Why You Should Be Skeptical

The nightly booms, bangs and fizzles have intensified to such a degree that some New York residents are adopting increasingly far-fetched theories about their source.

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New Woe for a Jittery N.Y.C.: Illegal Fireworks Going Off All Night

The city received 1,737 fireworks complaints in the first half of June, 80 times as many as it got in the same period last year.

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