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May 25, 2016 | NPR · The author of a new meta-analysis says the importance of grit — a concept that has gained wide traction in education circles — has been exaggerated.
 
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May 25, 2016 | NPR · President Obama recently signed a bill striking the term "Oriental" from federal law. It was a reminder for NPR's Kat Chow of the fact that her father still uses the word — to describe himself.
 
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May 25, 2016 | NPR · Police officers were hit by rocks as anti-Trump demonstrators charged barriers and threw various items. The police responded with smoke grenades and pepper spray.
 
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May 25, 2016 | NPR · It's the latest chapter in a long campaign against wage theft by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office has already recovered millions of dollars in wages for low-income workers.
 
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May 25, 2016 | NPR · Rising sea levels put extra pressure on coastal bedrock in South Florida. Eventually, as seawater moves in, it could contaminate plants on the surface and the region's stores of fresh water beneath.
 

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May 24, 2016 | NPR · Forty years ago, the top names in French food and wine judged a blind tasting pitting the finest French wines against unknown California bottles. The results revolutionized the wine industry.
 
May 24, 2016 | NPR · NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
 
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May 24, 2016 | FA · While some of his colleagues have criticized the current trend of starting sentences with the phrase, "I feel like," linguist Geoff Nunberg says it's just a case of generational misunderstanding.
 
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May 24, 2016 | FA · The comic recently played out his own fictional relapse on his IFC show, Maron. He says relapse is "a very real fear of mine. I'm glad it happened in fiction and not in real life."
 
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May 24, 2016 | NPR · It's that time again. A fresh bachelorette has to make her way through 26 men, hoping to find a good one, and we have some thoughts.
 

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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