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Trump sings praises of American exceptionalism in elaborate July 4 salute

With the Lincoln Memorial in the background and flanked on both sides by camouflaged Bradley fighting vehicles, President Trump used his “Salute to America” speech Thursday evening to praise the men and women of the Armed Forces and American exceptionalism. Despite concerns from Democrats that he would use the Fourth of July event as a virtual campaign rally, Trump struck a largely nonpartisan tone during an address that paid tribute to the military by telling its history from the days of America's founding — praising the spirit that “runs through the veins of every American patriot.” — Fox News

It was a balmy 90 degrees on Thursday in Anchorage — for the first time on record

Temperatures climbed to 90 degrees in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, breaking the all-time heat record for the northerly city. Anchorage's previous record high (at least since 1952) was 85 degrees Fahrenheit, set on June 14, 1969. The city of 300,000 also had its hottest June ever, according to the National Weather Service. Average temperature for the month was 60.5 degrees, 5.3 degrees above normal. It was the 16th consecutive month with above-average temperatures. — NPR

Police pay for alleged shoplifter's stolen groceries instead of arresting her

When a woman was accused of shoplifting at a Whole Foods in New York City on Thursday, supermarket security officers detained her while they called police. But instead of arresting the woman, the three police officers paid for the food she allegedly slipped into her shopping bag. Officers with the New York Police Department were already inside the Whole Foods location, in the process of buying something for lunch. When they noticed the commotion, the officers assessed the situation and saw fit to help out the woman. Their deed, as well as the woman breaking into tears, was captured in a photo that was shot by a customer who described himself as heartened by the unexpected gesture. — Fox News

Controversial George Washington mural to be painted over at San Francisco high school

San Francisco will spend up to $600,000 to paint over historical artwork at a public school depicting the life of George Washington, a mural once seen as educational and innovative but now criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people. The "Life of Washington" was painted by Victor Arnautoff 83 years ago. Arnautoff is considered to be one of the foremost muralists in the San Francisco area during the Depression. The San Francisco School Board's decision to paint over his mural is prompting some to worry that other artwork from the so-called New Deal era could face a similar fate because of changing sensitivities. Others have applauded the move. — CBS News

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