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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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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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Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson team up for Western

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

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Allman Bros. biopic director indicted in fatal train crash

Three people associated with the "Midnight Rider" production face charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass.

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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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Janis Joplin honored with U.S. stamp

The "Piece of My Heart" singer will be immortalized by the U.S. Postal Service.

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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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Lost Bob Dylan recordings unearthed in NY apartment

A treasure trove of forgotten Bob Dylan recordings have been unearthed in the music icon's former apartment in New York.

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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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Glen Matlock denies new Sex Pistols reunion

John Lydon, right, and Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols perform at the Roxy in West Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.

Sex Pistols star Glen Matlock dashes fans' hopes of another reunion by insisting he hasn't had any contact with John Lydon in five years.

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Aretha Franklin storms out of fast food joint

FILE - In this May 11, 2013 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.Franklin won’t say what has caused her latest health problems, but says she’s had a “miraculous” recovery and is looking forward to performing soon.In a phone interview on Tuesday, Aug. 20, Franklin said that she recently had a cat scan and that it showed she was 85 percent improved. The 71-year-old has canceled several concerts and public appearances and blamed it on unspecified treatment.

Aretha Franklin stormed out a Johnny Rockets in Ontario, Canada last week after a nasty encounter with a rude employee.

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The Beatles wanted to film ‘Lord of the Rings’

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Peter Jackson reveals John Lennon could have played Gollum in a Stanley Kubrick directed LOTR adaptation.

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Fans support campaign to keep Sean Bean alive in new show

British actor Sean Bean arrives for a special UK screening of Cleanskin, at the Mayfair Hotel in central London, Monday, March 5, 2012.

The "Game of Thrones" actor has died more than 20 times in his career, and fans want it to stop.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel set for 2017

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Marvel unveils plans to press ahead with a sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy," days before the superhero movie even hits theaters.