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Prince George's County Begins Redevelopment Efforts

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Crews in Prince George's County are preparing to demolish 26 vacant apartment buildings in the Coral Hills area today for redevelopment.

The razing is part of County Executive Rushern Baker's Transforming Neighborhood Initiative, an effort that aims to revitalize six neighborhoods in the county that face significant economic, health, public safety and educational challenges.

"The property will be redeveloped in accordance with the county executive's order," says Linda Turner, who is with the executive's office.

Since the site began undergoing demolition in preparation for construction, it has become a public safety hazard. The area is surrounded by chain-link fencing, however, that hasn't deterred people from loitering and creating havoc around the area.

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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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