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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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Gunfire, bonfires, and pretty much anything else that could explode. Here’s the history of why we set off fireworks to celebrate our Independence Day.

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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 26

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FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London. Testimony from AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware on his interactions with Jackson and his negotiations with the singer’s doctor dominated the fifth week of a civil case against the company filed by the superstar’s mother, Katherine. On Tuesday May 28, 2013, Gongaware reluctantly acknowledged that he negotiated the $150,000 per month rate that Jackson’s doctor expected to be paid to serve on the “This Is It” tour.

A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Documentary on Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain to air on HBO

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The first documentary made with the cooperation of Kurt Cobain's family will be released next year.

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U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned

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The number of troops in Afghanistan next year will be larger than originally thought to fill a gap left in the NATO mission.

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PHOTOS: Macy’s Parade through the years

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For 88 years the iconic Macy's Parade has been a Thanksgiving tradition.

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Macy’s opening even earlier this Thanksgiving

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Dinner will be cut short: The department store chain will open at 6 p.m., two hours earlier than last year.