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Former ANC Chairman Pleads Guilty To Fraud

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William Shelton, former chairman of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission in Ward 5, pleaded guilty to a single count of access device fraud late this week.

A court document charging Shelton says he used an ATM card for personal expenditures from the neighborhood commission's account. Shelton's sentencing is scheduled for May 4.

Under federal sentencing guidelines, he faces between six months and one year in prison, and a fine of up to $20,000. Additionally, has agreed to pay back the money he stole.

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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.


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.


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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