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Celebrate July 4 with unique cocktails

  TODAY's Kathie Lee and Hoda say cheers to Independence Day with a little help from mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, who shows off drinks like a coconut batida and pink sangria.

Yum! Cold soups for hot summer nights

  Jenny Levison, known as “Souper Jenny,” demonstrates some simple and healthy ideas for summer, including fresh cherry soup with lemon sorbet and chilled yellow tomato soup with avocado and jalapeno.

11 summer party hostess tips from Pinterest

  Lifestyle expert Brit Morin shares her favorite “pinspiration” for summer entertaining this season, from DIY table runners and colorful place settings to summery food and drinks.

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After a cold start to spring, the cherry blossoms are in bloom in Washington, NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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