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July 26, 2016 | NPR · You can't follow everything in Rio, but you want to catch the highlights. Here's a guide to the athletes and stories likely to produce the most memorable performances.
 
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July 26, 2016 | NPR · "This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it's before all a first in the history of energy," Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard says. His plane flew more than 26,700 miles without using fuel.
 
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July 26, 2016 | NPR · The accused former employee of the mental health facility told police, "It's better that the disabled disappear," Japanese media report.
 
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July 26, 2016 | NPR · The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
 
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July 26, 2016 | NPR · DNC officials, congressional leaders and even the icons of the party's progressive wing were subjected to jeers, catcalls and chants from an element of the audience on the convention's first day.
 

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July 26, 2016 | NPR · It's about time again for the Television Critics Association to meet in California, and we have a preview of the week to come.
 
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July 26, 2016 | NPR · The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
 
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July 26, 2016 | NPR · Jenni Fagan's latest follows a transgender girl and her mother in a near-future world that's slowly freezing to death. Fagan makes potent but subtle links between climate change and personal change.
 
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July 25, 2016 | FA · Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.
 
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July 25, 2016 | NPR · A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
 

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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