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May 6, 2015 | NPR · A report finds that Andreas Lubitz set the altitude dial to 100 feet several times during his outbound flight, leading investigators to believe that he was practicing for the crash.
 
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May 6, 2015 | NPR · Californians face a mandated 25 percent reduction in water use, after they failed to meet previous goals. The new restrictions will take effect in the summer months.
 
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May 6, 2015 | NPR · Officers on the South Side are believed to have brutally abused hundreds in the '70s, '80s and '90s. The council vote will set aside $5.5 million for the victims and provide education and counseling.
 
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May 6, 2015 | NPR · Mike Huckabee is back on the campaign trail after finishing second for the GOP nomination in 2008. In his latest run, he's harking back to an even earlier time, with 1970s icon Tony Orlando.
 
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May 6, 2015 | NPR · Jamaal Allan is a high school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa. People make assumptions based on his name alone, and that's taken him on a lifelong odyssey of racial encounters.
 

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May 6, 2015 | NPR · Kate Atkinson's 2013 bestseller Life After Life chronicled the multiple, century-spanning lives of Ursula Todd; her new book takes a more constrained approach to Ursula's brother, RAF pilot Teddy.
 
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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Thomas Edison built and sold about 500 dolls back in 1890. Now, new technology has made hearing their supercreepy voices possible for the first time in decades. (Thanks, technology.)
 
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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Journalist Asne Seierstad's book chronicles the 2011 shooting massacre in her country. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls the work "engrossing, important and undeniably difficult to read."
 
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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Journalist Barry Estabrook wanted to know more about the animal and its journey from the farm to his plate. In a new book, he explores the dichotomies of the industry that's raising our pork chops.
 
May 5, 2015 | NPR · British artist Brian Catling's fiction debut, about a mysterious forest in an alternate-universe Africa, is finally in the U.S. Reviewer Jason Heller calls it an "eye-gouging, mind-bending spectacle."
 

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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