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Kastles Stadium Opens With Venus Williams

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Washington Kastles open their 2011 season with Venus Williams on July 5, seen here at the 2010 US Open.
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Washington Kastles open their 2011 season with Venus Williams on July 5, seen here at the 2010 US Open.

Serena Williams will play Thursday, and John McEnroe takes the court next Tuesday. Henry Cicma, with the Tennis Channel, says the atmosphere at these games is unlike other tennis matches.

"It's like a football game," Cicma said. "It's like a hockey game. People can yell, they can scream during the point, there's coaching. It's unbelievable excitement and you have the stars like Venus Williams there giving it their all."

The new stadium holds 2600 people, but it has one feature that no other tennis stadium in the U.S. can boast and that's boat-up parking. That's right, people can take their boats to the game.

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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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