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Relatives accuse Israeli forces of attacking, detaining U.S. teen

(CNN) -- A Florida resident and cousin of a Palestinian teenager killed in Jerusalem this week is the young man seen in separate videos being held down and pummeled by men in the uniform of Israeli security forces, relatives said.

Official: 4 die, a dozen injured in post-fireworks boat crash off Miami

An Independence Day celebration ended in tragedy when three boats collided near a Miami marina, killing four people and injuring as many as a dozen more, authorities said.

Death toll rises to 6 in car bombing at Somali Parliament building

MOGADISHU, Somalia (CNN) -- A terrorist attack at the national Parliament building in the Somali capital killed six people and injured 12 more Saturday, authorities said.

Hot dog! Reigning champ gets engaged, chows down on 61 franks

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, reigning king of the world's most famous hot dog eating contest, may have had an extra boost of confidence Friday. With a hug and kiss, his girlfriend of three years accepted his marriage proposal.

What president would you invite to your July 4th BBQ?

For many Americans, Independence Day is a time for family, friends and barbecuing, but what if your July 4th celebration included a very patriotic guest star, say a recent commander-in-chief? Who would you invite?

Soldiers urged to stay safe over Independence Day weekend

Army leadership urges all Soldiers, family members and Army civilians to incorporate safety into their 4th of July celebrations in order to minimize any unwanted incidents during America's birthday celebration.

Future vertical lift capability focuses on tech demo

The Army-led Future Vertical Lift program is being developed to replace the service's aging helicopter fleet, and the aircraft of other services, at some point in the future.

July 4 White House ceremony: Military members become citizens

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama sought to put a human face on the heated political debate over immigration on Friday when he oversaw a naturalization ceremony for members of the military.

More protests as Southern California town expects new immigrant transfers

MURRIETA, California (CNN) -- On a holiday marking the birth of a nation of immigrants, protesters and counterprotesters began a new round of angry demonstrations Friday in a California town that was scheduled to receive new busloads of migrant

Oh say can you...sing?

As you catch a ball game or fireworks display this 4th of July weekend you're probably going to hear the Star Spangled Banner, a song that can be inspiring when sung well but when it's sung poorly... ouch!

Hot dog! Reigning champ gets engaged, chows down on 61 franks

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, reigning king of the world's most famous hot dog eating contest, may have had an extra boost of confidence Friday. With a hug and kiss, his girlfriend of three years accepted his marriage proposal.

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot marries girlfriend in prison

Joran van der Sloot has been tied to the disappearance of one woman and been convicted of murdering another. Now, he's a taken man.

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot marries girlfriend in prison

Joran van der Sloot has been tied to the disappearance of one woman and been convicted of murdering another. Now, he's a taken man.

Supreme Court women lash out at birth control decision

It was a disappointing week for the women of the Supreme Court. All three -- Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor -- were on the losing side of rulings involving women's reproductive health.