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Rick Perry indicted, White House Wednesday, Singing in the Shower, Summer Vacations and Destinations
Today’s news and legal-affairs correspondent Mary Reichard reports on the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, plus: Elizabeth Warren, U.S. senator from Massachusetts, is profiled as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, Bob Case discusses music of love and romance in the TW&E series Singing in the Shower, a family trip to Washington, D.C., and more
Ferguson: President Obama says Justice Department officials are actively engaged in the Ferguson, Missouri investigation of the police shooting of an African-American man.
Healthcare.gov: The Obama administration is refusing to provide information about the workings of the healthcare.gov website.
Iraq: Kurdish and Iraqi forces on Tuesday continued to move against ISIS positions in northern Iraq.
Business/economy: WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reports that U.S. markets were up Tuesday.
Texas governor indicted on charges of abuse of power
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted by a grand jury on two counts of abuse of power after Perry made good on a threat to veto funding for the state’s Public Integrity Unit. The overseer of that unit, Rosemary Lehmberg, wouldn’t resign following a drunk driving conviction last year.
White House Wednesday: Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren, the senior U.S. senator from Massachusetts, is highlighted as a potential presidential candidate for 2016.
‘Singing in the Shower’: Music of love and romance
Bob Case is the former director of the WORLD Journalism Institute. “Singing in the Shower,” his series on American pop music standards, is an occasional feature of The World and Everything In It.
Summer Vacations and Destinations
Today listeners Steve Steingraber tells us about a family trip to Washington, D.C. in 1997.