The Fourth of July festivities commemorate America's declaration of independence from Britain in 1776. In the nation's capital, Washington, the holiday attracts hundreds of thousands of people to the National Mall for a concert and massive fireworks display.
President Donald Trump is scheduled to address the nation from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Independence Day Thursday evening. A special VIP section will be established in the area and tickets to these premier spots will be given out by the White House.
The battle for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination kicks into high gear this week with the first of what will be monthly debates among the candidates leading up to the first caucus and primary votes early next year.