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Bikeshare Users Save Hundreds In Transportation Costs

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Capital Bikeshare users saved an average of $891 in transportation costs last year and reduced their miles driven by as much as $5 million, according to a recent survey.

In addition to saving money by biking more and driving less, the results from the 6,000 users who participated in the survey revealed that Bikeshare helped to boost the bottom line of businesses. More than 8-in-10 said they frequented businesses that were close to Bikeshare stations.

Bikeshare users tend to be younger, male, white, highly educated and slightly less affluent than all other commuters in the D.C. area. The survey also showed that 1-in-6 users joined Bikeshare during a promotion for membership offered on Living Social, the daily deal website.

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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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