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Last-minute Fourth of July party ideas

Fun ways to feature red, white, and blue this holiday weekend:

The West celebrates same-sex marriage

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

Bottoms up!

Summer’s here, and the time is right for raising a festive glass. Here are great ways to serve, savor, and even decorate with your favorite warm-weather beverages:

Climb Yosemite’s El Capitan with Google Maps

We are never going to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan. But we like to imagine what it would be like if we did. Now the wizards at Google Maps have made these imaginary climbs even more vivid.