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Smoke On Red Line Causes Delays For Friday Evening Commute

Riders on Metro's Red Line should be ready for delays to their Friday evening commute, as the Bethesda Metro station is full of smoke.

Metro says there is no fire and the smoke was caused by sparking due to too much moisture in the third rail.

Firefighters are responding, as is standard procedure.

As a consequence, the Red Line is single-tracking between Friendship Heights and Metro Center. The transit authority says riders should expect delays of around 20 minutes.

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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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