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D.C. Rolls Out New Traffic Cameras To Catch Stop Sign Violations

The District is more than doubling the number of traffic enforcement cameras across the city and expanding the kinds of infractions the cameras catch.

NBC Washington reports 132 new cameras are being added in coming months that can catch vehicles running stop signs, blocking intersections and failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.

The first Stop sign camera was recently placed in Northwest D.C., one of 32 that will issue $50 tickets for rolling through Stop signs.

Police have already started using cameras to ticket oversized trucks passing through residential neighborhoods.

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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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