Other special features
Fourth of July travel features
Celebs born on the Fourth of July
From a president to a poet to a couple of crooks, several prominent Americans — including first daughter Malia Obama — share their birthday with that of the nation. Find out who in our special slide show.
4th of July holiday videos
Obama praises troops, Iraqi independence
July 4: President Obama reflects on the tradition of Independence Day and expresses gratitude to a group of military families at the White House.
Your views of America the Beautiful
A true patriot backs his Bud
July 1: Willie Geist has a warning for the Belgians -- don't mess with his Anheuser-Busch.
What do we know about our history?
July 2, 2008: Do Americans know when their country actually became independent? Channel One's Chris Brown asks the red-white-and-blue question.