The Canadian lynx is native to the intermountain West, and thanks to more than a decade long effort by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the cat is back in the state. But as KDNK‘s Conrad Wilson reports for Rocky Mountain Community Radio, the population is in a precarious place that could ultimately prevent a full recovery.

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December 14, 2017 | KHN · Advocates for single-payer health care in the U.S. often look to Canada as a model. But some American doctors practicing there wonder whether the U.S. is ready to call health care a right.
 

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December 14, 2017 | NPR · “They undermine their own nation,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said of President Trump’s American critics. The news conference went on for nearly four hours.
 

December 14, 2017 | NPR · Also: An aid group says thousands of Myanmar Rohingya Muslims were murdered in a month; Roy Moore won’t concede the Alabama senate election he lost; and awards for the funniest wildlife photos return.
 

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December 14, 2017 | NPR · The Girl’s Trip actress has had what seems like a meteoric rise over the last year: a blockbuster movie, a gig hosting Saturday Night Live, and now a new memoir, The Last Black Unicorn.
 

December 13, 2017 | NPR · Variety reports Smiley had sexual relationships with subordinates who were afraid their jobs were on the line. Smiley is the second PBS talk show host suspended in the wake of misconduct allegations.
 

December 13, 2017 | NPR · A review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the latest in the intergalactic franchise. Fans are especially excited to see what happens to General Leia, played by Carrie Fisher, who died earlier this year.
 

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December 14, 2017 | NPR · Here’s a list of 10 albums that deserve more year-end love than they’re generally getting, a counter to an age where music has taken on an introspective function.
 

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December 14, 2017 | NPR · Five out of these 10 records are debuts — a statistic that fits perfectly in the spirit of finding new music to fall in love with this year.
 

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December 14, 2017 | NPR · On Wednesday evening, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times published accusations of rape and other sexual assaults that allegedly took place between the 1980s and 2014.
 

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