In the Know: July 4, 2014

“Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.” Louis D. Brandeis, associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1916-1939

Happy Independence Day! Before you head off to watch the fireworks, here are a few quick headlines you might want to check out. We’ll be back to our regular format next week. Until then, enjoy your weekend!

The Supreme Court ruled that family-owned corporations can refuse to pay for contraception covered under the Affordable Care Act.

The U.S. was eliminated in round 16 of the World Cup, but goalkeeper Tim Howard is still a hero in our eyes.

The ceasefire in Ukraine has ended.

Hurricane Arthur making landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina today. Stay safe!

New battleground over immigration.

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians flared over murder of three Israeli students and the suspected revenge killing of an Arab teenager in East Jerusalem.

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