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Army Launches Investigation Into Arlington National Cemetary

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The Army is launching an investigation into the operations at Arlington National Cemetery.
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The Army is launching an investigation into the operations at Arlington National Cemetery.

By Rebecca Blatt

The Army is launching an investigation into operations at Arlington National Cemetery.

Army Secretary John McHugh has directed the Army's Inspector General to look into accountability of some graves and allegations of poor record keeping.

The announcement comes more than a year after cemetery workers buried cremated remains at a grave site that was already in use. They later moved the cremated remains to another site and remarked the original grave. But a Defense Department statement says there have been questions about whether cemetery workers followed proper procedures in correcting the error.

The new probe also comes after an investigation into an unmarked grave discovered in 2003.

McHugh says the investigation will "help ensure America's confidence in the operation of its most hallowed ground."

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

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Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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