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September 3, 2015 | CPI · Improper payments by Medicare and Medicaid are wasting billions of dollars a year, the White House budget director said. He called for urgent corrective action in a letter that is now public.
 
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September 3, 2015 | NPR · George Washington University recently announced it would no longer require applicants to submit SAT scores, hoping to improve campus diversity. But does going test-optional actually do that?
 
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September 3, 2015 | NPR · The Donald Trump-Jeb Bush feud has spilled over into Instagram, which was one of the tamer social-media outlets. Not anymore.
 
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September 3, 2015 | NPR · It can take more than just a keen ear to figure out what animals are saying. Sometimes, scientists are learning, you have to talk back to map the rich networks of conversation in a forest.
 
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September 2, 2015 | NPR · Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner partially vetoed the Heroin Crisis Act, which would have cleared the way for Medicaid to fund addiction treatments.
 

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September 2, 2015 | NPR · Actor Dean Jones, who starred in The Love Bug, That Darn Cat! and other classic Walt Disney movies, also played the role of Bobby in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim's Company.
 
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September 2, 2015 | FA · Steve Silberman talks about how Nazi extermination plans and a discredited scientific paper about childhood vaccines shaped our current understanding of autism.
 
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September 2, 2015 | FA · Jonathan Franzen weaves together a cavalcade of stories and characters in his latest novel. Critic Maureen Corrigan says that despite its breadth, Purity fails to "emotionally move the reader."
 
September 2, 2015 | NPR · Twelve immortal, iron-fisted god-kings rule over the desert metropolis of Sharakhai. No one can stand against them, until the gladiator Çeda begins hunting for the truth behind her mother's death.
 
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September 2, 2015 | NPR · The fantasy author's last novel opens with the death of one of his most beloved characters and serves as an illustration of his thoughts on his own impending death and the inevitability of change.
 

October 27, 2010

Capitol Conversation: Governor’s Race

Several recent public opinion polls show a narrowing in the Governor’s race as American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo draws more supporters from Republican Dan Maes. But Democrat John Hickenlooper is still leading in the polls. Bente Birkeland examines the race as part of our capitol conversation series that runs through election day.

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