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Here's Where To See Socially Distanced Fireworks This Fourth Of July

While many communities have canceled their Fourth of July celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic this year, here are some places along the Front Range and in Northern Colorado where you can still watch fireworks light up the night sky — from a safe social distance, of course.

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Vivian Garcia Leonard studied to become a pharmacist in Cuba before coming to the U.S. in 1961.

Her daughter, also named Vivian, eventually followed in her mother's footsteps. So, too, did her daughter, Marissa Sofia Ochs. Today, the three generations of pharmacists live near each other and work in New York City.

But recently, the elder Vivian, who's 82, stopped working to limit her exposure to the virus.

In a remote StoryCorps conversation recorded last month, the women talked about living through the coronavirus pandemic.

On July 4, America will celebrate 244 years since the continental congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.

NPR marks the celebration with what has become a Morning Edition tradition: the annual reading of that document. Below is the original text of the Declaration of Independence, alongside photos of the NPR staff members who performed the reading.

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While many communities have canceled their Fourth of July celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic this year, here are some places along the Front Range and in Northern Colorado where you can still watch fireworks light up the night sky — from a safe social distance, of course.

June 2020 was a pride month that looked different from past years, and not just because people were socially distancing and wearing masks: Demonstrations for LGBTQ equality overlapped with protests against violence and systemic racism against Black people.

At the intersection of these two fights for equality are Black transgender people.

Imara Jones, an independent journalist and founder of TransLash media, told NPR's All Things Considered, that this moment has been "a crucible."

For some people of faith, gathering together is a central tenet of church. You bolster each other's beliefs, sing communally and feel the transcendence of the moment.

 


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Researchers have released a new guide for parents about how to keep their kids from being recruited by extremists online.

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Today on Colorado Edition: We’ll listen back to some of the conversations we’ve had with local authors and poets, about their work and the state that inspires them.

Armed counterprotesters have confronted anti-racism rallies in at least 33 states, according to a new analysis by Guns & America.

So you want to wear a face mask? Good call.

A growing body of evidence supports the idea that wearing face masks in public, even when you feel well, can help curb the spread of the coronavirus — since people can spread the virus even without showing symptoms. That's the main reason to wear a mask: to protect other people from you.

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Today on Colorado Edition: We get the latest on the state primary elections results and we check in on the state of Colorado's brewing industry. Plus, we hear about how farmers markets are operating through the pandemic. We’ll also learn about the upcoming monarch butterfly season and we check out a new cookbook that explores the history of the U.S. military.

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