Democratic leaders and party activists kicked off a two day meeting in Denver to highlight western values and grassroots organizing. The crowd heard from actor Robert Redford, senate majority leader Harry Reid of Nevada and energy mogul T. Boone Pickens. Bente Birkeland has more.

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July 29, 2016 | NPR · Ramsey County Attorney John Choi says he won’t step aside but will incorporate a “special prosecutor” into his team. Castile was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop July 6.
 

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July 29, 2016 | NPR · In Charcoal Joe, Walter Mosley brings his iconic private eye Easy Rawlins into the haze of the late 60s, extending a literary odyssey through the transformation of black Los Angeles.
 

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July 29, 2016 | NPR · Pope Francis spent his time at the former Nazi concentration camp in near-total silence to honor the more than 1 million people who were systematically killed there.
 

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July 29, 2016 | NPR · In Charcoal Joe, Walter Mosley brings his iconic private eye Easy Rawlins into the haze of the late 60s, extending a literary odyssey through the transformation of black Los Angeles.
 

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July 29, 2016 | NPR · Writer Lidia Yuknavitch’s early failures made her feel unworthy of success. Now, she says, those moments push her to find worth in herself as a writer.
 

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July 29, 2016 | NPR · Over the course of his life, many of Casey Gerald’s core beliefs have failed him. He says he’s learned that clear-eyed doubt can sometimes be better than belief.
 

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July 29, 2016 | NPR · Joined by guests including Glen Hansard and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Costello performs songs from every chapter of his extensive catalog.
 

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July 29, 2016 | NPR · DJ Koze knows that turning a great pop song into a timeless club bomb involves simple tweaking, not full-scale reinvention.
 

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July 29, 2016 | NPR · The Virginia musician writes songs that can be thoughtful, playful and powerful, with tremendous arrangements from guitarist Jacob Blizard. Watch Dacus and her band perform three songs from No Burden.
 

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