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Eastern Shore Delegate Has An Eye On The State Senate

Voters in Maryland may not be thinking about the 2014 election just yet, but some politicians have already announced plans to join the race.

Mike McDermott is the current Republican delegate on the lower eastern shore of Maryland.

He’s a longtime police officer, and the former mayor of Pocomoke City.

McDermott announced this week that he will be running for state senate, most likely against current Democratic state senator Jim Mathias, who is also a former delegate and a former Eastern Shore mayor.

And while the two politicians may have taken similar paths, McDermott believes his ideals are much more in line with the majority of folks here on the Eastern Shore, and he’s confident he can win.

The matchup could shine a spotlight on the Eastern Shore's political makeup.

The race pits a staunchly republican candidate against a self-proclaimed conservative Democrat, one who represents a district where more than 40 percent of registered voters are Republicans.

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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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If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
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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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What Verizon Will Get When It Buys Yahoo

Verizon is expected to announce a deal to buy Yahoo's Internet business on Monday. The telecom giant is eyeing Yahoo's content — and more opportunities to sell ads on it.

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