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Budget Deal Allows D.C. To Offer Internet Gambling

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The provision allowing D.C. to offer online gaming was included in the 2011 budget compromise reached by the White House and Congressional leaders. Under the measure, D.C. would be allowed to offer online poker and other games of skill and chance.

The office of D.C. Council Member Michael A. Brown says conservative estimates show the city could bring in $13 million through fiscal year 2014.

Efforts to legalize Internet gambling have stalled elsewhere, including in New Jersey.

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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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