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Aretha Franklin socks it to The Strathmore

The Queen of Soul dishes on her legendary career and previews her May 13 show in Rockville.

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  • Today in History

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  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, May 7, the 127th day of 2015. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, 1915, in an incident that sparked international outrage, a German…

  • Author faces heckler at forum about book on Missoula rapes

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula audience gave the best-selling author of a book about the city’s mishandling of rape cases a standing ovation Wednesday and then booed a heckler who had elbowed his way…

  • Texas’ top officer: Snoop Dogg a ‘dope smoking cop hater’

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  • Correction: Film-Tom Cruise story

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  • Margaret Atwood named honorary member of arts academy

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  • Pandora wins appeal against songwriters society ASCAP

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  • Al Jazeera America ousts top executive amid defections

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  • Pop star and pastor call for AIDS funding

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Elton John and the Rev. Rick Warren are both urging Congress to continue funding global efforts to fight AIDS. Sitting next to each other at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing, the pop…

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