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Thousands expected to gather for royal baby's christening

A paddock in the English countryside -- more used to stampeding cows than people -- will open its gates Sunday to an influx of royal well-wishers, hoping to catch a glimpse of the country's newest princess.

15-year-old wins title, sings national anthem

Beyond the fireworks in the sky, there was drama Saturday night in the final round of WJXT's "Oh Say Can You Sing" competition.

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Crowds soak in fireworks across NE Florida

Rain moved out of northeast Florida in time for Independence Day evening gatherings, allowing the pyrotechnics to go off on schedule. 

IMAGES: Fireworks across the First Coast

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Takei walks back 'blackface' remark about Thomas

"Star Trek" actor George Takei says his description of Justice Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface" following his dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling was ill-considered.

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Mother of actor Michael Douglas dies

Actress Diana Douglas Webster, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Friday night at age 92.

Donald Webster, her third husband of 15 years, confirmed that she died in hospital in Woodland Hills, California, after battling cancer.

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Kate Hudson sings 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

Actress Kate Hudson got into the July Fourth spirit by posting a video on Instagram of her belting out "The Star-Spangled Banner."

She's got moxie, for sure, but she acknowledged in the caption that her kids "are going to be so embarrassed."

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Don't let 4th be dangerous day for pets

The July 4 holiday can be thrilling for humans, but it’s actually a dangerous time for pets -- and one of the busiest days of the year in animal emergency hospitals, according to doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners.

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Grateful Dead's Chicago shows among priciest concerts ever

This weekend, more than 200,000 aging hippies, jam-band fanatics and got-to-be-there scenesters will pack Chicago's Soldier Field for three farewell concerts by the Grateful Dead. For many of them, it won't be cheap.

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America Ferrera thanks Donald Trump

"Ugly Betty" actress America Ferrera is thanking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his controversial comments on Latino immigrants.

Ready to let their colors burst Downtown

The fireworks that will be shot off from two barges in the St. Johns River were loaded onto the barges from a packed 53-foot trailer Friday afternoon in Green Cove Springs.

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Avoid burns, bites at beaches this weekend

Lifeguards are urging people to be careful, because big crowds and hot temperatures could cause issues as thousands flock to the beaches for the Fourth of July weekend.

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