July 4th, 2014
11:33 AM ET

McDaniel: 'Better We Learn to Stand and Fight'

The tea party-backed challenger who narrowly lost a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi to longtime Sen. Thad Cochran says he plans to file a legal challenge contesting those results "any day now."

State Sen. Chris McDaniel said Friday on CNN's "New Day" that "the integrity of the process matters. We believe on that night of June 24 there were thousands of irregularities and we've already found thousands of irregularities in the process."

McDaniel also defended his campaign's offer – announced Thursday – of rewards of $1,000 each for individuals providing "evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in voter fraud."

And McDaniel said "we condemn any racist comments what so ever," when asked by CNN anchor Kate Bolduan about a bizarre Cochran campaign conference call on Wednesday that included borderline racist comments by an unidentified caller who appeared to be a supporter of the challenger's campaign.

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July 4th, 2014
11:23 AM ET

iReporters Share Images + Video From Hurricane Arthur

By Anthony Morrison

Hurricane Arthur continues to dampen Fourth of July plans along much of the East Coast this morning.

Along with our team coverage from Indra Petersons and Alina Machado, we’ve seen a lot of amazing photos and videos coming in from you over social media and CNN’s iReport.

These photos were snapped by Michael Chorey out of Oak Island, North Carolina, yesterday afternoon as Arthur began to approach.

Michael is vacationing from Columbus, Ohio, for the holiday weekend.

He also reported hearing tornado sirens sounding shortly after taking these images on the beach.


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We'd love for you to keep sharing your photos and videos, but please stay safe.

Go to iReport to submit the best of what you are seeing.


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July 4th, 2014
10:13 AM ET

Typo in the Declaration of Independence?

Could different punctuation change the meaning of the Declaration of Independence? CNN's Michaela Pereira reports.

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Happy Independence Day!
July 4th, 2014
10:08 AM ET

Happy Independence Day!

We hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July.

What are your plans for the weekend?

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