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October 26, 2016 | NPR · The virus that causes AIDS came to the U.S. from Haiti in the early 1970s, a genetic analysis finds. HIV spread in New York City for years before doctors became aware of it.
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October 26, 2016 | NPR · Rome is under attack — by fast food joints, cheap souvenir shops and pubs, an open letter says. The "barbarism" has led hopeless Romans to beg the U.N. agency for help preserving cultural landmarks.
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October 26, 2016 | NPR · Sharbat Gula was around 12 years old when her image became the most famous National Geographic cover in the magazine's history. She's now in her 40s.
October 26, 2016 | NPR · Gambia is the third nation this month to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, accusing the tribunal of being biased against Africans.
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October 26, 2016 | NPR · At one of the toughest prisons in America, doubling up inmates in cells designed for solitary confinement can lead to violence, and for some who refuse a cellmate, handcuffs and chains.

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October 26, 2016 | NPR · Good guys, bad guys, cops and intrigue — it's all part of the world of Latino noir fiction. Author Carmen Amato takes us on a tour of the genre.
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October 26, 2016 | NPR · Nope. It's not eye of newt and toe of frog. But food — and its connection to dead loved ones — does play a starring role in the major Pagan holiday Samhain, which coincides with Halloween.
October 26, 2016 | NPR · Therese Oneill's new Unmentionable is a snarkily informal history of the difficulty of being a woman in the Victorian Era, hemmed in from head to toe with countless rules about dress and manners.
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October 26, 2016 | NPR · The ice hockey legend marks the 99th anniversary of the NHL with his new book 99: Stories of the Game. Never mind the sport's tough guy reputation; "the game of hockey is an art," Gretzky says.
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October 25, 2016 | NPR · It's life imitating art — election edition. A look at movies that have covered ground that's been well trod this campaign season, like A Face in the Crowd and The Lion in Winter and Ace in the Hole.

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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