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Maryland Reaches Mortgage Settlement With Wells Fargo

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Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler has announced an agreement with Wells Fargo over allegedly deceptive marketing of adjustable rate mortgages. Gansler says the settlement involves mortgages written by two companies Wells Fargo acquired in 2008: Wachovia and Golden West Financial. The settlement will create loan modifications for some customers.

Gansler says Wells Fargo has agreed to pay about $940,000 for restitution to "Pick-a-Payment'' borrowers who lost their homes in foreclosure.

The attorney general's Consumer Protection Division says Wachovia and Golden West did not fully explain to borrowers who chose a loan with payments that were less than the interest actually due that their minimum payments would not cover the full interest and that their principal debt would actually increase over time.

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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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