Colorado’s incoming Secretary of State unanimously breezed through a senate confirmation hearing on Monday and pledged to keep elections open and transparent. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

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September 21, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Wade Goodwyn speaks with young Korean-American actor Ki Hong Lee, who appears in the new film, The Maze Runner, about how he broke into acting, and Asian-Americans in Hollywood.
 

September 21, 2014 | NPR · Astrophysicist Roberto Trotta argues that we don’t need jargon. He tells NPR’s Wade Goodwyn he’s compiled a history of the universe as we know it, using only the 1,000 most-common English words.
 

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