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Local News

Raleigh home catches fire after birthday celebration
Pregnant driver hits drainage pipe, flips car in Johnston County
State trooper in critical condition after 'serious accident' on Charlotte interstate
'This isn't a day to celebrate'; Fourth of July protests pop-up across the Triangle
Star-spangled onesies: Meet the babies born at UNC Rex Hospital on July 4
Juneteeth could become official Wake County holiday
Apex man charged in fatal motorcycle crash
Father remembers 3-year-old son struck in head, killed by fireworks display


Outside the Box : Opinion Roundup: Pipeline ends; COVID's impact on young & minorities; expanding broadband; and more


Fireworks canceled this year? Watch the lunar eclipse 'Buck Moon' instead

National News

Trump uses Mount Rushmore address to rail against removal of monuments
24-year-old returns home on July 4 after battling COVID-19 for more than 70 days

World News

As US cases rise, here are tips from afar on how to keep coronavirus in check this holiday weekend
Lockdown ordered for 200,000 in northeastern Spain due to Covid-19 outbreaks

5 On Your Side

WRAL SmartShopper : Lidl weekend deals: Strawberries, cheese pizza, macaroni salad
WRAL SmartShopper : Insignia 24" Smart HD TV - Fire TV Edition only $99.99 (reg. $149.99)
WRAL SmartShopper : Amazon Prime Day 2020 tentatively scheduled for October
WRAL SmartShopper : Top meat & produce deals through July 7


The UK is reopening for business. London may never be the same
MIT-designed robot can disinfect a warehouse floor in 30 minutes -- and could one day be employed in grocery stores and schools
Boozy ice cream and pizza crusts: How spiked seltzer is evolving beyond beverages


You Can Buy Corn-on-the-cob Holders That Look Like Mickey Mouse Gloves
Neil Young 'NOT ok' with Trump playing his music at Mount Rushmore event
Kanye West says he's running for president in 2020

Political News

Trump signs Paycheck Protection Program extension
White House hosts a party in the midst of a pandemic
Biden campaign reacts to Trump's Mount Rushmore speech: America is 'suffering' from 'divisive president'
Montana's Greg Gianforte suspends in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attended event with Kimberly Guilfoyle
National Park Service staff working Mount Rushmore event weren't required to get tested for COVID
Kavanaugh denies request from Illinois Republicans to block rule barring gatherings of more than 50 people
Trump doubles down on divisive messaging in speech to honor Independence Day

Health Team

Military vets and fireworks: It's a complicated relationship
As coronavirus cases skyrocket, US marks July 4th with pleas for people to skip the parties
A 24-year-old Covid-19 survivor is celebrating a different kind of independence this July Fourth
Latin America sees half of all new Covid-19 infections as health systems flounder