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MD, Del. Governors Ask White House For Wind Investments

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By Rebecca Blatt

Maryland's Gov. Martin O'Malley and Delaware's Gov. Jack Markell are asking President Obama for help in developing wind energy resources off the Mid-Atlantic coast.

In a letter to the president this morning, O'Malley and Markell ask Mr. Obama to direct federal agencies to invest in offshore wind energy, and support legislation to remove barriers to offshore development.

For instance, they suggest allowing the General Services Administration to enter into power purchase agreements beyond 10 years. They also recommend increasing loan guarantees, extending production tax credits and streamlining the offshore wind permitting process.

Maryland and Delaware are already pursuing investments in offshore wind power. The governors argue the proximity of Washington and federal agencies to mid-Atlantic wind resources presents an opportunity for wind-generated energy.

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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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