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Your Turn: Changes At The Corcoran, Historic Decisions In Virginia

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and its College of Art + Design cede control to the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. A federal judge strikes down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. Olympians suffer surprising losses at Russia's Sochi games. And violence wracks Ukraine's capital of Kiev as Western leaders threaten sanctions. From the winter Olympics to the winter weather, it's your turn to set the agenda.

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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 announcing 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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