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On July 4th, the journey to U.S. citizenship becomes a dream come true

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:24

The road to U.S. citizenship has special meaning on July 4th

       

5 things you need to know July 4 edition

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:23

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

S Korea to get yuan clearing system

BBC World News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:21
South Korea will get a yuan clearing system in Seoul, expanding the list of countries with direct access to trade in the Chinese currency.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 7/3/2014 9:03:29 PM

White Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:20
White Pass US12
7/3/2014 9:03:29 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Satus Pass - 7/3/2014 9:03:29 PM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:20
Satus Pass US97
7/3/2014 9:03:29 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 7/3/2014 9:03:29 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:20
Stevens Pass US2
7/3/2014 9:03:29 PM

Temperature: Not Available

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Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Blewett Pass - 7/3/2014 9:03:28 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:20
Blewett Pass US97
7/3/2014 9:03:28 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 7/3/2014 9:03:29 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:20
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/3/2014 9:03:29 PM

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Due to the Fourth of July Holiday, construction related activities will not impact traffic Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6. However, due to holiday traffic, drivers may experience delays.

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UN approves peacekeeping budget after tough debate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:18
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly's budget committee approved the budget for its far-flung peacekeeping missions Thursday after contentious negotiations pitting wealthy countries against developing nations.

Boston Pops' annual July Fourth show a day early

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:10

Shelli Keisling, of Cocoa Beach, Fla. waits for the start of a concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July concert was moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) — With the season's first hurricane bearing down on New England, Boston hosted the Boston Pops Fourth of July outdoor concert and fireworks show Thursday, a night earlier than planned and just ahead of drenching rain.


Solid US job gains pointing to a stronger recovery

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:03

the Cleveland Career Fair in Independence, OhioWASHINGTON (AP) — The 5-year-old U.S. recovery is gaining momentum from a surprisingly robust job market and moving the economy closer to full health.


Veteran dies waiting for ambulance in VA hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:02

New Mexico Veterans Affairs health care system interim director James Robbins, center, talks about patient wait times, while Dr. Meghan Gerety, left, and associate director Pamela Crowell listen during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. VA officials acknowledged that a recent audit highlights problems with wait times for veterans in New Mexico. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veteran Affairs hospital cafeteria — 500 yards from the emergency room — died after waiting around 20 minutes for an ambulance, officials confirmed Thursday.


Lower Grande River to reopen a second time for hatchery spring kings

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:52
After a brief opening in late June, the first in 40 years, the Lower Grande Ronde River will reopen again for hatchery spring chinook fishing from Saturday, July 5 through Monday, July.

Returning Marine greeted with a grand old surprise

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:52

A New Jersey town unfurls a multitude of flags in secret project.

       

1 critical in Frankford double shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:49

1 dead, 1 injured after gunfire erupts in FrankfordTwo people were hospitalized including one man critically after a shooting in Frankford.


July 4? Arthur moves celebrations to 3rd or 5th

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:47

Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Thompson, right, of Detroit, and Megan Schinker, 13, of Stow, Ohio, watch a reading by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick during a concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July concert was moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ahead of Hurricane Arthur. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)NEW YORK (AP) — As Americans prepared to celebrate the nation's 238th birthday, Hurricane Arthur forced several East Coast cities to switch the dates of their Fourth of July shows and officials in the drought-stricken West urged caution in setting off fireworks.


Voter-registration deadline is Monday for Aug. 5 primary

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:46
Monday is the deadline for citizens who plan to vote in the Aug. 5 primary to register or update their registrations either online or by mail. After that, they must visit their local elections office before July 28.

Germany, France to collide in quarterfinal match Friday

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:44
Plenty of history surrounds Friday’s World Cup quarterfinal match between Germany and France.

AccuWeather: Another Stormy Night

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:43

 Another Stormy NightMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking strong storms with drenching downpours tonight.


A 1982 clash revived as France-Germany meet in Cup

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:43
When Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer embarked on a series of hair-raising dashes out of his area in the second-round win over Algeria, it would have struck a chord with French football fans of a certain vintage.