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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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Monticello Holds 52nd Annual Naturalization Ceremony

Dozens of people from 39 nations became U.S. citizens Friday during the annual naturalization ceremony at Thomas Jefferson's home.

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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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Charlottesville School Board Returns Some Money To City Hall

The Charlottesville School Board has agreed to send nearly $67,000 back to City Hall.

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SunTrust Pays Fine For Mortgage Program Conduct

Uncle Sam has resolved a criminal investigation of SunTrust Mortgage.

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Human Remains Found In Burning Car Near Palmyra

A Fluvanna County fire crew found human remains inside a fiery vehicle Thursday on Rising Sun Road.

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CATEC Director Hired By PVCC

The current director of CATEC has been hired by Piedmont Virginia Community College.

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Marsh, Howell Appointed To State Boards

Two recently retired members of the General Assembly have new six-figure state jobs

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Virginia Tech Wrestler Drowns At Old Quarry Site

A member of the Virginia Tech wrestling program drowned Wednesday near Blacksburg.

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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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Charlottesville Man Arrested for Masturbating in Public

50-year-old Daniel Lee Bishop has been arrested following incidents last month in Albemarle County.

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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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Muhammad Ali’s ‘Fight of the Century’ gloves sell for $400K

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The gloves the boxing great wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier sold at auction on Thursday.

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Seahawks RB Lynch ends his holdout

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The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks were given a welcome boost when Marshawn Lynch reported for camp at the team's practice facility.

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Senate passes $16.3B veterans health care bill

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The U.S. Senate gave final approval to a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.