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Former Senate Majority Leader and White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker died on Thursday at age 88. Baker was one of the key players in Ronald Reagan's historic tax and spending cuts.
Peter Conte has serenaded shoppers in Philadelphia for 2 shows a day, 6 days a week for more than 2 decades. On Saturday, those attending Wanamaker Organ Day will hear him and the refurbished organ.
The Supreme Court eased restrictions on protesters at clinics that perform abortions. The court invalidated a Massachusetts law that created a 35 foot buffer outside abortion clinics in the state.
The U.S. men's soccer team moves on to the World Cup's round of 16. They lost to Germany, but advance because Portugal beat Ghana. The team will get to rest a bit before playing Belgium on Tuesday.
Miami is one place in the country where dynamic congestion tolling has taken off. Those are special lanes where drivers can pay to avoid heavy traffic. They've been dubbed "Lexus lanes" by some.
Begin Again is the latest effort by John Carney. This film and his previous Once have so much in common that you can't help asking yourself, "Can lightning strike twice?"