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United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

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Preparations Underway As July 4th Celebrations Kick Off

Get your lawn chairs and bug spray ready — Independence Day is arriving early. The 3rd of July may not be the day most Americans celebrate, but for bars along Belt Line Road in Addison, it’s one of the busiest days of the year.

CBS 11–07/02/2014

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Addison Preparing For Kaboom Town! Fireworks Show

Addison Kaboom Town is this Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until Midnight. Known as the “largest fireworks show in Texas” it’s a popular destination for many people.

CBS 11–06/30/2014

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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

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DIY Fourth Of July Crafts For Your Party

Looking for ways to keep friends and family busy at your Fourth of July party? Simple craft projects are a great way to pass time, and can be enjoyed by guests of all ages.

06/16/2014

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Creative Fourth Of July Parade Float Ideas

Fourth of July parades take place all across the country and signify not only our collective patriotism, but also local pride. Homemade floats can be as unique as the individual.

06/16/2014

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Fourth Of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks are a lot of fun, and many families enjoy setting off these sparkly treats every Fourth of July. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure a safe holiday for you and your family.

06/16/2014

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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

Celebrating America’s birthday can be a big affair. This CBS Local ultimate Fourth Of July party guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

06/12/2014

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Tickets Required This Year For Addison’s Kaboom Town

Admission is still free, but for the first time you will need a ticket to get into Addison’s annual fireworks event, Kaboom Town.

06/09/2014

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More Texans Hitting The Road Today For July 4th Travel

Today will be the busiest travel day for the July 4th holiday period. Nearly three million Texans are expected to travel this holiday week, with some 2.4 million o f them traveling by car or truck.

CBSDFW.COM–07/03/2013

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The Importance Of Independence

This is the 237th anniversary of the Declaration Of Independence from British rule. And as we celebrate July 4th, I am reminded of what that document means to me.

07/02/2013

A police officer conducts a field sobriety test during a DUI traffic stop. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

More Troopers On Patrol For Drunk Drivers This July 4th

While the Independence Day holiday isn’t until next week, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is gearing up to put more highway patrol officers, conducting more drunk driving patrols.

CBSDFW.COM–06/26/2013

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