Soul Singer Jerry Lawson's 'Just A Mortal Man' Almost Came True

At an age when most people are slowing down, soul singer Jerry Lawson is releasing his first solo album, Just a Mortal Man. The 71-year-old Lawson was the lead singer of the Persuasions, a Brooklyn-based a cappella group, for four decades. On his new record, the title turned out to mean more than he expected.The Persuasions didn't plan to be an a cappella group. Lawson says they just wanted to sound like The Temptations or The Impressions. "We were like any other group," Lawson says. "And...
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Coast Guard, Navy to conduct exercise in Chesapeake Bay

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard and the Navy plan to conduct a joint training exercise in the lower Chesapeake Bay.

The cruise ship Spirit of Norfolk also will participate.

The exercise is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Monday.

The Coast Guard says the goal of the exercise is to promote coordination between military units.

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Fister pitches Nationals to 2nd straight 1-0 win over Mets

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NEW YORK (AP) — Doug Fister breezed through his latest dominant outing against the Mets, and the Washington Nationals held on for their second straight 1-0 win over New York at Citi Field on Sunday.

It was the first time in franchise history, dating to the team's Montreal debut in 1969, the Nationals won consecutive 1-0 games, according to STATS.

Beal leads well-rested Wizards past Hawks 104-98 in Game 1

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ATLANTA (AP) — Bradley Beal shook off a sprained ankle to score 28 points and the Washington Wizards remained unbeaten in the postseason, knocking off the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 104-98 Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Taking advantage of a week off since their sweep of Toronto in the opening round, the Wizards wore down the Hawks in the fourth quarter. Otto Porter scored a couple of big baskets coming down the stretch and Marcin Gortat sealed it with a lay-in off a pass from John Wall with 14.6 seconds remaining.

The new British princess, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has been given a name:

As we reported, Charlotte was born on May 2, weighing in at 8 lbs 3 oz. She is the the fourth in line to the throne, behind grandfather Prince Charles, dad Prince William and brother Prince George, born in July 2013.

NPR's Ari Shapiro has more from London:

Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, says she will seek the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential contest.

Fiorina made the announcement on ABC's Good Morning America and later via a simple tweet.

"I am running for president," Fiorina tweeted.

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United States Marines have arrived in Nepal, where a 7.8 magnitude earthquake late last month killed more than 7,000 people.

Reporting from Katmandu, NPR's Julie McCarthy says that Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, the commanding general of the III Marine Expeditionary Brigade stationed in Okinawa, Japan, tells her the Marines came with four Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft that should make it much easier to reach remote areas.

At this point, Kennedy said, the rescue phase of the operation is coming to an end so this mission will be mostly about providing aide.

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Business is brisk at the Ole Curiosities and Book Shoppe, a block off the town square in Monroeville, Ala.

Jennifer Brinkley and her friend Leigh Mikovch are at the counter, putting in a pre-order for Go Set a Watchman, the much anticipated forthcoming book from Harper Lee.

"We're big Harper Lee fans and To Kill a Mockingbird fans," Brinkley says.

Both are writers from Bowling Green, Ky. They're visiting Monroeville for the annual Alabama Writers Symposium. Brinkley says it will be meaningful to have the new book come from Lee's home town.

The presidential hopefuls haven't spent much time so far with voters. Instead, they've committed many days to courting the millionaires and billionaires who can fuel a White House bid. And at the same time, activists on the left and right are seeking to redefine political corruption, which they believe this is.

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