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Heat Wave Killed 3 People In Maryland Last Week

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So far this year, nine people in Maryland have died from heat-related problems. The latest victims are a man in Prince George's county, a man in Somerset county and a woman in Baltimore.

While the elderly are more vulnerable to heat stroke, two of last week's victims were under the age of 65. All of them had underlying health problems.

Last week's record-setting temperatures caused the number of heat victims seeking treatment in Maryland emergency rooms to soar, from 43 on Wednesday to 115 on Friday, when temperatures reached their peak in most areas of the state.

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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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If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
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Virginia's Own Tim Kaine Takes The Democratic Veepstakes

We consider Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine's regional ties and the pros and cons of his vice presidential candidacy as the DNC gets underway.

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Verizon Buys Yahoo For $4.8 Billion In Cash, Touting Gains In Mobile

The deal comes more than a year after Verizon paid $4.4 billion to acquire AOL; as part of Verizon, Yahoo will join the same division AOL currently occupies.

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