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Baseball Great Admits He Used Steroids

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By Bill Redlin

A Maryland congressman says he's happy Mark McGwire has "finally admitted" he used steroids during his professional baseball career.

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He challenged the slugger on potential steroid use at the hearing in 2005 where McGwire repeated that he did not want to "talk about the past."

McGwire said on Monday he wanted to come clean at the hearing, but was acting on the advice of his attorneys. Cummings says McGwire's playing career was tainted by steroids, and further sullied by his refusal to admit wrongdoing. He says now the former player can rebuild his credibility, by working to educate young ballplayers about the dangers of steroids.

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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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