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August 29, 2015 | NPR · Three Al-Jazeera English journalists and several student activists were sentenced to up to three years and six months in prison in Cairo on Saturday.
 
August 29, 2015 | NPR · In Beirut, the Lebanese capital, bars and restaurants closed Saturday night in solidarity with anti-government protests that have grown over the last week.
 
August 29, 2015 | NPR · Ankara, long hesitant to commit to the coalition against the self-declared Islamic State, said "[the] fight against the terrorist organization is a priority."
 
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August 29, 2015 | NPR · Trump took his act on the road to Tennessee, where he thrilled a conservative audience with an off-the-cuff routine that bordered on stand-up comedy.
 
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August 29, 2015 | NPR · Pressure on Premier Najib Razak has mounted since a revelation last month that $600 million had been improperly transferred from a failing state fund.
 

Art & Life from NPR

August 29, 2015 | NPR · Phillips' new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. "I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem," he says.
 
August 29, 2015 | NPR · The famed novelist says that at 85 she no longer has the energy to write another book, but she's just released a revised and updated edition of her manual for aspiring writers, Steering the Craft.
 
August 29, 2015 | NPR · This weekend, the NPR Books Time Machine is rewinding Scott Lynch's swashbuckling Gentleman Bastard series, a combination fantasy of manners, heist caper and heartfelt buddy comedy. With pirates.
 
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August 29, 2015 | NPR · June Reid has lost everyone she loves in one horrifying moment, but she's not the only one grieving. Bill Clegg's new novel tells of June's loss through the voices of those who know and encounter her.
 
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August 29, 2015 | NPR · A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian highlights the engineering prowess of the Inca, whose great road once spanned mountains, deserts and forests in 6 South American countries.
 

February 17, 2011

Round-Up: Democratic leaders respond to budget proposal, and more

Top leaders in the Democratic controlled senate say parts of Governor John Hickenlooper’s budget are dead on arrival…and, Action 22, a group that represents 22 southern Colorado counties, opposes another element in the Governor’s proposed budget that would close a prison in Las Animas. The group says the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility is in an area in desperate need of jobs.

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