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Newsline: UK Embassy jokes about ‘being British in America’

The British Embassy in Washington on Tuesday wished the U.S. a happy Fourth of July while doing its best to note the awkwardness inherent in doing so. Of course, Britain is the country from which the U.S. celebrates its independence. To be sure, there aren’t hard feelings between the U.S. and the U.K. The two countries have developed a strong alliance, most notably since World War II — often called the “special relationship.”



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