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Dimitra Danikoglou, 48, gestures as she talks next to her son Nikolas, 23, at their apartment in Athens, Saturday, July 4, 2015. Meet the Danikoglous, a typically intense, articulate Greek family divided over how best to cope with Greece’s careening financial crisis, which may lead to a break with the eurozone and the European Union if voters Sunday say “no” to a proposed bailout plan that would impose still more years of austerity on an already crushed Greek economy. They are united in their belief that only as a strong family can they weather the coming storm. And they share a sense that Greece, so rich with history and culture, has fallen tragically short of its potential. (AP Photo/Spyros Tsakiris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dimitris is voting "yes" because he fears Greece would be in danger if it leaves the European Union. His daughter Alexandra is voting "no" because she is tired of richer European nations bossing Greece around.

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - Two people were killed and three were missing after a boat crashed into a bridge in downtown Louisville Saturday night.

Tourists look at a map as they stand at Syntagma square in front of the parliament in central Athens, on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Whether Greeks decide in Sunday's referendum to accept their lenders' bailout deal or reject it, the government's hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)Greeks started casting ballots early Sunday in the closely watched bailout referendum, with opinion polls showing people evenly split on whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans, or defiantly reject the deal.

People watch the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks for Independence Day eplode over the East River from the rooftop of their car from the Pulaski Bridge in New YorkAmericans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating champion as they celebrated Independence Day in traditional style on Saturday. Possible security threats, wildfires in the West and rainy weather on the East Coast apparently did little to dampen the spirits of celebrants decked out in red, white and blue from their headbands to their shoelaces. Crowds at Boston's Old State House erupted in applause and cannons shot out tri-color confetti after the annual July Fourth reading of the Declaration of Independence.

A deck on a house on the North Carolina coast collapsed on Saturday as a family gathered for a photo, and at least 14 people were rushed to the hospital including several in critical condition, officials said. The wooden deck at the house overlooking the ocean in Emerald Isle was one-storey high, officials said. The injured were transported to hospitals from the scene, which is about 60 miles (96 km) northeast of Wilmington, police said.

Fireworks explode over the East River in front of the Manhattan skyline as seen from the Brooklyn borough of New York during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. Here were some highlights of Independence Day celebrations:

A Tunisian special force officer and a policeman patrol the beach as tourists take part in a ceremony on July 3, 2015, in memory of those killed the previous week by a jihadist gunman in the popular resort of Port el KantaouiPresident Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday declared a state of emergency following last week's beach massacre claimed by jihadists that he said had left Tunisia facing a "special type of war". In a televised address to the nation, Essebsi said the state of emergency, effective from Saturday for a 30-day period, was decided on after consultations with the parliament speaker and prime minister. A state of emergency, granting special powers to the police and army, was in force for three years up until March 2014, following longtime secular president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's ouster in a 2011 revolution.

The Democratic presidential candidate tells voters that Tehran is still "the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism."

Jaylon Rippy was boating with her family on the Suwannee River in northwest Florida near Fanning Springs on Thursday evening when the jumping fish injured the young girl along with her mother and her 9-year-old brother, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission said in a statement. The family members, who were from nearby Trenton, were airlifted to a hospital in Gainesville but the girl did not survive. On Friday, two adults traveling in a boat on the Santa Fe River between the Suwannee River and a Branford area campground were also struck by a leaping sturgeon, Fish and Wildlife Commission officials said in a statement.

Miki Sudo, second from right, holds her trophy and smiles after winning the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest women's competition Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Sudo ate 38 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)(AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)Matt Stonie upset Joey "Jaws" Chestnut to win the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory.

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