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For nation’s birthday, Trump stokes the divisions within U.S.

WASHINGTON – On a day meant for unity and celebration, President Donald Trump vowed to “safeguard our values” from enemies within – leftists, looters, agitators, he said – in a Fourth of July speech packed with all the grievances and combativeness of his political rallies.

NASCAR races on at Indy after Johnson contracts coronavirus

INDIANAPOLIS – NASCAR’s extravagant weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – where the back-and-forth battle between Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin should continue – has been rocked by its first driver testing positive for the coronavirus.

100 years ago in Spokane: Crowds pack Natatorium Park

The holiday itself was just dawning, but Spokane’s three-day holiday weekend was well underway. About 10,000 people crowded into Natatorium Park the day before, many of them seeking to cool down in the park’s pool from a heat wave.

Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore

President Donald Trump planned a fiery Mount Rushmore speech Friday night including denunciations of protesters he says are trying to “tear down” the nation's history. He's adding condemnation of those who pull down statues to a big fireworks show and his more traditional July Fourth praise of America's past and values.

Fourth of July fun in the time of coronavirus

Save for the first couple of months, nothing about 2020 has been normal. And though coronavirus is still disrupting the lives of people around the world, cities in the Inland Northwest are trying to bring a little familiarity to quarantine.

Five films featuring the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is about America, but not every movie involving Independence Day is about America. The following list contains five movies of varying Fourth-of-July-ness, from "The Sandlot" to "1776."

Police overhaul dims as GOP Senate bill blocked by Democrats

A Republican policing bill is hitting a roadblock, as Senate Democrats prepare Wednesday to vote against it as inadequate, leaving the parties to decide whether to negotiate a compromise or walk away despite public outcry over the killings of Black Americans.