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Happy 4th of July!

Updated: Jul. 4, 2018 at 5:02 AM EDT
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Good morning everybody. This is Christine Sperow. Yes, today is July 4th! We're getting your day started now on WBTV News This Morning. Join me, John Carter, Kristen Miranda and Chris Larson so we can get the morning started together!

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Tune in now!

Christine