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District Court Strikes Down Campaign Disclosure Rules

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Maryland Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen is looking for ways around a court ruling that struck down his effort challenging campaign disclosure rules. Van Hollen had already won one ruling in a lower court to force the disclosure of secret donors, but a district court struck down his effort this week, which wasn't what he expected.

"We're looking at all our options right now, but it was a blow against greater disclosure and in favor of more secret donors," says Van Hollen.

But he says all hope isn't lost for his cause because the court will be overseeing the Federal Elections Commission.

"There is still an opening here depending on what the Federal Election Commission does and what the district court does," says Van Hollen.

The ruling means tax-exempt groups can continue to hide their donor lists, which advocacy groups say is detrimental to democracy.

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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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