Provincetown’s Covid Outbreak Shows ‘It’s Nowhere Near Over’

Provincetown, Mass., the quirky community at the tip of Cape Cod, thought it was safe to return to prepandemic partying. It wasn’t.

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Why Vaccinated People Are Getting ‘Breakthrough’ Infections

The vaccines are effective, but they are not a golden shield against the coronavirus, particularly not the Delta variant.

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How Crowded Are America’s National Parks? See for Yourself.

Americans are flocking to national parks in record numbers, in many cases leading to long lines and overcrowded facilities. Here’s what four parks looked like over the holiday weekend.

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‘Maybe We Can Be Friends’: New Yorkers Re-emerge in a Changed City

Even as many left the city for the Fourth of July weekend, pockets of activity provided a glimpse of post-pandemic life.

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Trump Is Gone, Sort of. The Fireworks Are Still Going Off.

The Supreme Court, Congress, even the White House. — the reverberations are everywhere.

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Biden to Host Independence Day Event Celebrating Progress on the Pandemic

The dinner at the White House was planned as a celebration of headway against the coronavirus, but it is still far from a victory pronouncement.

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As America’s 250th Birthday Nears, the Shape of Its Origin Story Shifts

Plans for America’s 250th birthday in 2026 are getting underway. But can the spirit of 1776 survive the history wars of 2021?

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A Fourth of July Symbol of Unity That May No Longer Unite

In a Long Island town, neighbors now make assumptions, true and sometimes false, about people who conspicuously display American flags.

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Is Biden Declaring ‘Independence From the Coronavirus’ Too Soon?

Less than half the country is fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and the contagious Delta variant is spreading. Still, the White House is putting together an “America’s Back Together” celebration for July 4.

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Stress and Burnout Still Plague Front-Line Health Care Workers as Pandemic Eases

Doctors and nurses are reeling from new Covid cases, staff burnout and the prolonged stress of dealing with the pandemic.

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White House Says It Will Narrowly Miss July 4 Vaccination Goal

People ages 18 to 26 have been slow to get their shots, aides to President Biden said, ruling out the possibility of getting 70 percent of adults at least partly vaccinated by Independence Day.

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With Vaccination Goal in Doubt, Biden Warns of Variant’s Threat

Speaking at the White House, the president did not mention his goal of getting 70 percent of adults partly vaccinated by July 4 but trumpeted a different milestone: 300 million shots in his first 150 days in office.

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Washington Will Open Up for July 4 Fireworks. So Will Biden’s White House.

The White House will host a 1,000-person celebration on the South Lawn, even though President Biden is not on track to meet his goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Americans by July 4.

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Fireworks Are Back in N.Y.C. Are We in for Another Loud Summer?

It’s a seasonal tradition in the city’s streets, but the displays might not have the same energy they had last year. 

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Biden, Facing July 4 Deadline, Rallies Nation With Vaccination Incentives

President Biden announced a get-out-the-vote-style plan to meet his goal of partly vaccinating at least 70 percent of Americans by July 4, including offers of free child care, free sports tickets and free beer.

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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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