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10:57 a.m. ET: A famous quote attributed to Will Rogers goes, "I'm not a member of an organized political party. I'm a Democrat." The party doesn't have the best reputation for sticking to schedules, and that's the case this morning in Atlanta.

The DNC meeting got started late, and committee members are still working through early business, like the approval of resolutions.

(One particularly contentious discussion: a proposition to ban corporate political action committees from contributing money to the DNC.)

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An Economist On The 'Miserable 21st Century'

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The Academy Awards are Sunday night. But that's just what we call a peg for what I really want to talk about.

This spring marks the 45th anniversary of The Godfather.

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."

Francis Coppola's film is smartly scripted, beautifully acted and gorgeously directed. It's one of those special films you can see every few years and notice something new each time. It's an opera, really, where the arias are story lines about love, blood and America.

It was a balmy Sunday evening in early 1999, and Dr. Kaw Bing Chua hadn't had lunch or dinner.

There wasn't time to eat. Chua was chasing a killer. And he thought maybe he had finally tracked it down.

He slid the slide under the microscope lens, turned on the scope's light and looked inside. "A chill went down my spine," Chua says. "The slide lit up bright green, like bright green lanterns."

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Benefits In Jeopardy For Retired Coal Miners

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Goodbye, Tamara

Tamara Ashley retires from WVPE after devoting more than twenty years of service to the station. First, she volunteered at various station events for more than a decade. Since the early 2000s, she has been an underwriting account executive. Thank you, Tamara, for your dedication. All the best in your retirement.

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