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U.S. Military Academy cadets march onto M&T Stadium in Baltimore, Md. before the 115th Army-Navy football game Dec. 13, 2014.
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Local News with WEAA's Julius White

WEAA's Julius White has the local news: The Democratic central committee for Maryland's District 40 is nominating delegate Barbara Robinson to fill the State Senate seat vacated by Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh. President-elect Trump will visit M&T Bank Stadium for the annual Army-Navy football game this weekend.

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A Standing Rock solidarity march in Washington, D.C., on November 15, 2016.
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First Edition Dec 8: Standing Rock Solidarity March in D.C.; Sacred Community Vigil in Baltimore

First Edition host Sean Yoes has a final update on the Standing Rock, North Dakota protests, before the Standing Rock solidarity march in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Yoes talks to one of the march’s organizers, Joanne Bodnar. He also talks to community activists and artists Ama Chandra and Kenyatta Moon, two of the leaders of the Sacred Community Vigil and Peace Walk happening this Monday in Baltimore.

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Baltimore: The Rise of Charm City

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Episode Twelve: Glow in the Park

The 12th — and final — episode of our first season, "Glow in the Park," presents a history of Druid Hill Park, the third oldest public urban park in the country.

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NPR News

Among the queries included in a questionnaire sent by President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to workers at the Department of Energy is a request for an inventory of all agency employees or contractors who attended meetings or conferences on climate change. Another question asks for a current list of professional society memberships of any lab staff. The 74-point questionnaire has raised fears among civil rights lawyers specializing in federal worker whistleblower protections, who say...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmBNuNNnGHY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJuMX2uTGYQ Born in Chicago, Mavis Staples was barely a teenager when she began a career in gospel, singing with her father Roebuck "Pops" Staples and her sisters and brother as The Staple Singers. With Mavis' powerful vocals and her father's Mississippi-inspired blues guitar, the Staple Singers moved beyond the church and into folk, pop and R&B stardom. But the group was also prominent in the civil rights movement,...

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Updated at 9:30 ET At least two explosions have struck a large soccer stadium in Istanbul, leaving at least 29 people dead and 166 others, according to the Turkish interior minister. Among those killed were 27 police officers. Suleyman Soylu says the source appears to have been a car bomb that targeted a riot police bus outside Vodafone Stadium. "It is thought to be a car bomb at a point where our special forces police were located, right after the match at the exit where Bursaspor fans...

After publicly conceding electoral defeat last week, President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia has reversed course and is calling for a new election. Jammeh has ruled the tiny West African country since seizing power in a coup in 1994, and his public concession to President-elect Adama Barrow on Dec. 2 led to hopes of the first peaceful transition of power in Gambia since it became independent from the U.K. in 1965. On Friday, Jammeh said the Independent Electoral Commission made errors in vote...

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Stepping Out With Your Girl Cheryl: Dec 9-11

Hi, this is Your Girl Cheryl with What’s Hot for the Weekend!

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December CD: Leslie Odom Jr.'s "Simply Christmas"

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! However, for musical releases in the holiday season that is not always the case. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened a new Christmas-themed CD that is simply just the same old remake of holiday classics — from “The Christmas Song” to “Jingle Bells” — and offers nothing new, nor creates any different movement than the versions performed before. This was not the case when I opened up the brand new holiday offering from newcomer Leslie Odom Jr., titled “Simply Christmas”.

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Jazz Master of the Month

December Jazzmaster: Shirley Horn

Shirley Horn, vocalist and accomplished jazz and classical pianist, was nominated for nine Grammy awards during her performing career.

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Watch: Guitarist and Vocalist Eric Krasno Sits Down with the Bassman

Grammy Award Guitarist & Vocalist Eric Krasno stops by the studios of WEAA to sit down with the Bassman. They talk about his brand new solo CD, Blood From A Stone and performs live.

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WEAA Celebrates James "Big Jim" Staton

On Sunday at the Eubie Blake Cultural center, WEAA celebrated Big Jim, who turned 81 this year and has done more than 25 years of service for the WEAA community. Check out the photos and video from the ultimate old school party!

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Jeff Sessions speaking at an immigration policy speech hosted by Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona. August 2016.
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Justice Trump'd?

Four ways the selection of Jeff Sessions just put criminal justice reform in critical condition.

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