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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Residents of the capital's West Point neighborhood woke up to learn no one can enter or leave the area for 21 days — the time it takes to determine whether someone exposed to Ebola was infected.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Activists around the country say Michael Brown's death and the police response has strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · Israel says more than 70 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, and it carried out at least 60 airstrikes in response.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent in Ferguson last night, as protesters and police avoided clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed teen's death in the St. Louis suburb.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Dive into some deep ideas as you relax by the pool this summer.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · Also: Poet Simin Behbahani, known as the "Lioness of Iran," has died; novelist Lev Grossman on finding his vocation.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · David Connerley Nahm's debut, Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky, is full of what critic Michael Schaub calls "anti-nostalgia," the pain of intrusive memories that come when you're least prepared.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.
 

October 12, 2010

Amendment 61 Overview

Colorado voters will decide on three tax and spending measures on this November ballot that seek to cut billions of dollars from state and local governments. If passed, Amendment 61 would ban the state government from borrowing money and issuing bonds. Opponents say it would severely shut down infrastructure projects. As part of our series on the ballot questions, state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.

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