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Conference Examines History of U.S. Slavery

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Leaders in academic research, history preservation, and documentary filmmaking will combine their expertise as they share insight on the advancements of slavery research.

The setting for the two-day conference is Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, Va. The meeting is officially dubbed “Telling the History of Slavery: Scholarship, Museum Interpretation, and the Public,” and takes place Feb. 22 to 23.

Historian Philip Morgan of Johns Hopkins University will present his findings, and the conference will feature four panel discussions.

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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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