By Elaine Donnelly
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It was a little like the old days without electricity Wednesday, as the nation's capital region celebrated Independence Day the better part of a week into a widespread blackout that left millions of residents sweltering in 90-plus degree heat without air conditioning.
Despite torrid heat, high humidity and lingering power outages and storm damage, the Washington area rang in the nation's 237th year as planned Wednesday.