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Making headlines this week

A look at some of the biggest headlines this week and the stories you may have missed.

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Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall

A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Fireworks fill the skies with more than bursts of color

A new study says the staple of America's Independence Day celebrations spew pollution.

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Montana polygamist vows to fight for marriage license

A Montana polygamist featured on the show "Sister Wives" says he will sue if denied the right to legally wed his second wife.

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Probe sees no links among black church fires in South

Officials have found no links among any of several recent fires at African American churches.

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Officials warn of potential July 4th terror attacks

Federal authorities are stepping up security and asking Americans to be vigilant ahead of the holiday weekend.

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Home prices climbing steadily amid stronger demand

The average purchase price rose by 4.9 percent, according to the latest figures.

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Tina Charles scores 29 points, Liberty beat Storm 78-62

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Tina Charles scored 29 points and the New York Liberty pulled away in the third quarter and beat the Seattle Storm Sunday for their fourth straight home victory.

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Seahawks releases DT Tony McDaniel in salary cap move

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The Seattle Seahawks have released veteran defensive tackle Tony McDaniel to save salary cap.

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Seattle acquires Seisay from Detroit for draft pick

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The Seattle Seahawks have added depth to their secondary by acquiring cornerback Mohammed Seisay from the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed 2016 draft pick.

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Bells Never Find Footing Against Falcons

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After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning, the Kelowna Falcons never looked back and beat the Bellingham Bells 8-1 Saturday night.

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Kah scores 2 goals to lead Vancouver past Seattle, 3-0 

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Pa-Modou Kah surpassed his MLS career goal total by scoring twice