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Chicago Prepares For Protester Influx

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This spring, Chicago will become the first U.S. city outside of Washington, D.C., to play host to meetings of both NATO and the G-8 — at the same time. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is getting ready to lay out the red carpet for thousands of delegates from 80 countries. But the city is also bracing for the hordes of protesters who are expected to descend upon the summits. Tuesday, a Chicago city council committee is set to consider new measures aimed at reining in protesters — and that has set off a debate about the First Amendment in Chicago.
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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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