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First Edition July 21: Final Day of the RNC; Civic Group Promotes Children and Youth Investment Act

First Edition host Sean Yoes discusses the final day of the chaotic GOP Convention in Cleveland with political strategist Catalina Byrd and president of the Montgomery County Young Republicans, Greg Visscher. Then, Yoes sits down with some of the student leaders of the civic group, The Intersection, about their work in promoting Baltimore’s Children and Youth Investment Act.
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Hundreds of people have been evacuated from communities north of Los Angeles because a wildfire is burning out of control in dry, hot canyons. More than a dozen homes have already been destroyed and a man was found dead in a car inside the fire zone on Saturday.

The man's home was one of those burned when the fire swept through Iron Canyon in Santa Clarita, Danielle Karson reports for NPR.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz had an abysmal weekend, and Monday morning started out no better for her. Her fellow Floridians loudly booed her when she spoke at her home state's delegate breakfast Monday morning.

In videos from the breakfast, protesters — some holding Bernie Sanders signs — shouted over Wasserman Schultz as she attempted to speak in favor of Hillary Clinton.

The table is set for dinner. Small cooked crabs and shrimp are laid out on the thick wooden tabletop next to succulent figs, grapes, pears and types of produce you can't even name. There's a citrus with a long coiling peel draped around it, and an entire roast of some animal's leg that's been cut down the middle — so you can see the thick layer of fat running around the edge. Just for good measure, a red lobster and ornate goblet of wine stand on a pedestal above it.

The road to a national vote on a new constitution took an unexpected turn in northern Thailand Sunday, when 100 pig-tailed macaques reportedly stormed into a voting station and destroyed a section of the voter rolls and other documents.

If there was ever a time to show party unity, this would be it. This week's Democratic convention is supposed to be about showing a party standing behind its presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton — and it was headed in that direction by featuring a speech from Bernie Sanders on opening night Monday.

Turkey has detained thousands of people in the wake of a failed coup attempt earlier this month. Now, Amnesty International reports that it has evidence that some detainees in Istanbul and the capital Ankara have been subjected to torture and rape.

You might not know Marni Nixon's name, but you've probably heard her. The singer dubbed the voices for Deborah Kerr in The King and I, Natalie Wood in West Side Story and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady — three of Hollywood's biggest movie musicals.

Marni Nixon died Sunday at 86 from complications from breast cancer.

A Syrian man whose asylum request had been denied by German officials used an explosives-laden backpack to kill himself and wound 12 other people near a concert in southern Germany. Police are still trying to unravel the motives for the 27-year-old's action.

From Berlin, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports:

There is a well-worn piece of advice among political campaign professionals: When your opponent is committing suicide, don't get in the way.

In this age of Twitter and Facebook, we should add a quick corollary: Do not make news that interrupts the reporting of your opponent's problems — even momentarily.

This would be a time when these wisdoms, old and new, might be retweeted to the leaders of the Democratic Party.

Hillary Clinton will break the penultimate glass ceiling this week — becoming the first female nominee of a major American political party.

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July Community Cares: The Journey Continues

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