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The first annual Do What You Love concert is this Sunday (9/17) at 4 at the Flying Monkey Theatre at Lowe Mill. This charity event will help support the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. Musical artists include The James Irvin Trio, Dave Anderson, Jim Parker, Will River Trio, and sponsors Grooveyard and With Love, featuring all original music. Musicians Chip Gulbro, Chris Ferguson and James Irvin along with Sandy Scott, founder of the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, piled in to the WLRH studio to talk about the concert and the charity it benefits.

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The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, a new organization, is working with minority-serving institutions to bring more color into the teaching ranks.

The dollar is down nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year. That's bad news if you're a tourist traveling to Europe but great news if your U.S. company sells goods overseas.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talked to Mélisande Short-Colomb, whose family was once enslaved by Georgetown University. Now, at 63, Short-Colomb she has enrolled as a freshman there.

Eight deaths at a Florida nursing home got a lot of media attention. But a tour of other health care centers in the Miami area found mostly good care after Hurricane Irma struck.

The largest U.S. toy chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late Monday. Toys 'R' Us plans to use $3 billion in bankruptcy financing to buy merchandise from vendors and fund operations.

The House Democratic leader, on her San Francisco home turf, was jeered for her efforts to reach an agreement with the president on the Dream Act.

In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump will defend his "America First" creed as a basis for countries to cooperate without losing sight of their own self-interest.

Over 400,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in just the past three weeks. Aid agencies and the Bangladesh government are struggling to cope.

Atlanta, Denver and other cities are making their cases for the online giant to locate its second headquarters in their area. At stake: up to 50,000 well-paying jobs and billions in investments.

"These women and children are extremely vulnerable. Regardless of what their family members may be accused of, they have a right to protection and assistance," says the Norwegian Refugee Council.

D.C'.s Capital Area Food Bank is part of a growing trend to move toward healthier options in food assistance, because many in the population it serves suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes.

Mark Beaumont arrived in Paris Monday after circumnavigating the Earth on two wheels over 79 days.

"You don't realize until you lose electricity that [it] basically runs your life," says one resident who is most worried about the oppressive heat. "It's like living in the 1700s."

Demonstrators took to the streets after a white ex-officer was acquitted Friday in the shooting death of a black man. The interim police chief said, "This is our city. And we are going to protect it."

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