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Potomac River Is Expected To Flood

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The Potomac River flooded into the Washington Harbor complex in Georgetown in April.
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The Potomac River flooded into the Washington Harbor complex in Georgetown in April.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service predict the Potomac River will probably start flooding Tuesday night. The predict rain dumped by Hurricane Sandy will be the worst since 1996, that's when melting snow from a blizzard caused the Potomac to overflow.

The flood zone will occur between Hancock, MD and the District and is expected to last through the week. Several low-lying monuments are in the zone along the River including the Jefferson Memorial and the new Martin Luther King Memorial. National Park Service Spokesperson Carol Johnson say those monuments are not at risk since they're designed to withstand rising water.

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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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