1. FOURTH OF JULY

    Obama Meets With New Citizens

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    President Obama spent July 4th with military veterans who had become naturalized citizens, and then will spend the evening on the military families for fireworks and barbecue on the White House lawn. The naturalization ceremony—the third of its kind since Obama became president but first on July 4th—was held in the East Room and granted citizenship to 25 active-duty service members. “What a perfect way to celebrate America’s birthday—the world’s oldest democracy, with some of our newest citizens.” Mitt Romney spent the holiday at his vacation home in New Hampshire, and stopped by a parade Wednesday morning—their only official public appearance.

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