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October 2, 2014 | NPR · America's classrooms are seeing a surge of kids from Central America who crossed into the U.S. illegally. Educating them is expensive, and one school in New Orleans is scrambling to cover the costs.
 
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October 2, 2014 | NPR · As protesters crowd around the territory's administrative headquarters, China's state media is also warning of "chaos" if the demonstrators go further.
 
October 2, 2014 | NPR · The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rainforest. Plus, about 2,000 species are found only in the park.
 
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October 2, 2014 | NPR · Lebanon's civil war ended 25 years ago, but the sectarian divisions that sliced its capital into different enclaves still hold today. Everyone co-exists relatively peacefully — most of the time.
 
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October 2, 2014 | NPR · The San Francisco Giants decisively beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. The Giants will take on the Washington Nationals on Friday.
 

Art & Life from NPR

October 2, 2014 | NPR · The list, which picks five promising writers under 35 years old, includes Phil Klay, an Iraq War veteran longlisted for this year's National Book Award. Also: An unpublished Bond story gets new life.
 
October 2, 2014 | NPR · Robin Talley's new young adult novel about the first group of kids to desegregate Southern schools combines hard truths about the civil rights struggle with a thrilling, head-over-heels love story.
 
October 2, 2014 | NPR · In a new memoir, New York Times Op-Ed columnist Charles Blow opens up about abuse he has suffered, and inflicted in his life. He tells Michel Martin why he told his story in Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
 
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October 2, 2014 | NPR · The director, whose previous work includes Fight Club and The Social Network, talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about the challenges of taking Gillian Flynn's intimate drama from the page to the screen.
 
October 1, 2014 | NPR · The author is topping her big year with The Butter, a new sister site to The Toast that she'll helm starting in mid-October. Also: Kei Miller wins the Forward Prize, and Wolf Hall goes Broadway.
 

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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