America Celebrates its July 4th and Tim Howard is crowned a National Hero

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Happy Independence Day!
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PHOTO: Fireworks light up the sky for the Firework Festival during the fireworks display on July 3, 2014, over the Saginaw River in downtown Bay City. Mich.
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It’s time for fireworks, backyard barbecues and plenty of red, white and blue as America celebrates its independence day.

Even though Hurricane Arthur threatened to ruin the holiday for east coaster revelers, the storm seemed to spare much of the coast after making brief landfall in North Carolina. But if you’re stuck inside, you can always tune in to the World Cup games today with matches scheduled between France and Germany and Colombia taking on powerhouse Brazil.

Hope you’re having a safe (and dry) holiday!

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Tim Howard: America's Soccer Hero
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PHOTO: Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the United States looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.
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All hail America's new soccer hero, Tim Howard.

The United States lost to Belgium Tuesday, despite a stellar showing from Howard.

The Belgians peppered the U.S. goal with shots throughout the match. The scoreline could have been worse had Howard not been the team's savior in the net -- recording a spectacular 16 saves, the most-ever for a U.S. goalie at the World Cup.

Learn more about Howard here, and find out where you can watch him play next.

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Megan Fox Won't Let Her Kids Watch Television
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Megan Fox's movies, such as "Transformers," can be seen replaying on TV all the time.

But in an effort to keep her kids grounded, the actress told Parents.com she won't let her children watch television.

"I do let them watch movies, I just don’t let them watch TV," she said. "With movies I feel like there’s a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s linear. There’s a clear story. I think that it’s different than just putting a kid in front of the television, because it’s just nonstop. They’re just being bombarded with all of this sort of live media and it’s very overwhelming and it’s too stimulating I think for anyone."

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