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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Israel's army declared a humanitarian cease-fire on Wednesday but said it did not apply to all areas. A market that Palestinians had thought was safe was hit, killing 17 and wounding dozens more.
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
 
July 30, 2014 | NPR · Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that's played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy to ridicule. The best example? Sharknado 2, the sequel to a film so bad it became huge success. Can the network strike gold twice by being stupid on purpose?
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · From silent stars to John Wayne to Iron Man, film critic Bob Mondello looks at the role that Hollywood has played in defining manliness, and how that definition has changed over several decades.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Look, of course Sharknado 2 is stupid. That's not the question. The question is whether it still makes a good party game.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Is Comic-Con as overwhelming as you've heard? Well ... yes and no. Mostly yes. But on the other hand, it's also completely fascinating, even to nervous first-timers.
 

December 15, 2010

Long Term Care in Colorado, Part I

In El Paso County, one of every five nursing home residents wants to return to living in their own communities. In Pueblo County, it’s nearly one in every four. They’re among the 3500 Coloradans with disabilities who live in nursing homes but don’t want to be there. Many of them are young, and they could live on their own with help. The US Supreme Court says they have that right. It even would cost less to support them living independently. Still, the state is struggling to meet its own goal of moving people with disabilities out of institutions and back into their communities. For KRCC News, Laura Frank of the Rocky Mountain Investigative News Network has this first of two reports.

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Filed under: Colorado,Health,KRCC News,RMINN — andrea @ 7:33 am

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