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Future Of Immigration Reform In U.S. House Uncertain

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Comprehensive immigration reform seems to be favored on Capitol Hill, but the term has different meanings to different people. Many Republicans oppose offering a pathway to citizenship to undocumented workers. Virginia Republican Rep. Scott Rigell says he's still wrestling with the idea of giving those workers voting rights.

"I'm trying, and I can't quite get around to this idea that someone who has came here illegally will help shape the direction of this country," says Rigell.

While Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith opposes amnesty, he says Republican principles can go a long way when it comes to immigration.

"Heck, we ought to stick with our brand," says Griffith. "Our brand is that we want to cut out some of these regulations, and we could do the same thing with immigration in my opinion."

A bipartisan proposal in the Senate includes a path to citizenship, but it may be tough getting that measure through the Republican controlled House.

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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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