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May 4, 2016 | NPR · The president told an energetic audience he "will not rest" until the city's water is safe to drink. A federal state of emergency has been declared as a result of lead leaching into Flint's water.
 
May 4, 2016 | MR · Who knows how much it takes to educate a child, and how do you find out? The state of Michigan is trying to answer those questions right now.
 
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May 4, 2016 | NPR · Gov. Pat McCrory responded in a statement, saying, "We will be reviewing to determine the next steps." The state has until Monday to respond.
 
May 4, 2016 | NPR · Documents released Tuesday say Sonja Farak was under the influence of methamphetamines, ketamine, cocaine, LSD and other drugs nearly every day between 2005 and 2013.
 
May 4, 2016 | NPR · The U.S. has said it is working with Russia to restore cessation of hostilities in the city. This comes after days of intense fighting in the area.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · Jennifer Haigh grew up in small town Pennsylvania, where jobs disappeared when coal mines closed. Her new novel explores the changes that mining — and now fracking — has brought to nearby communities.
 
May 4, 2016 | FA · Growing up in the tribal region of Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai pretended she was a boy in order to compete as a weightlifter. Later she became an internationally known squash player.
 
May 4, 2016 | FA · The Irish director and screenwriter talks to Fresh Air's Ann Marie Baldonado about his new film, which tells the story of a young teenager in 1980s Dublin who discovers pop music and starts a band.
 
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May 4, 2016 | NPR · High art is highly entertaining in this grown-up goof on the Where's Waldo? books. Readers hunt down a tiny Andy Warhol against a series of elaborately detailed art and culture-themed backgrounds.
 
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May 4, 2016 | NPR · Adam Haslett's new novel focuses on a family tormented by father-and-son battles with chronic depression and anxiety. He captures the lasting reverberations of suicide with precision and tenderness.
 

February 16, 2011

Round-Up: Grass fire contained; Progress on US 50; and more

Crews have contained a grass fire that was threatening buildings near Ellicott in El Paso County…Crews are beginning to remove rock from US 50 west of Cotopaxi, and aim to have the highway reopen by the weekend…Army officials say President Barack Obama’s budget proposal includes $477 million for destroying obsolete chemical weapons stored in Colorado and Kentucky….and, Katie’s Law, a crime fighting tool that has raised privacy concerns has been fully implemented in Colorado.

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