Supporters of mental health programs ask Governor Bill Ritter to spare programs from budget cuts…Citizens Assessing Local Mayorship falls shy of the number of signatures needed to get a strong-mayor issue on Pueblo’s November ballot, the Pueblo Chieftain reports…Republican Representative Doug Lamborn (CO-5) plans a town hall meeting in Woodland Park…and previewing the Leadville 100.

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · Cost and lethal-injection complications have led some states to reconsider the death penalty. U.S. support for the practice has declined over the last two decades, but three-in-five still support it.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · A U.K. researcher says the environmental argument for eating bugs isn’t working on its own. She says chefs and policymakers must “make insect dishes appeal as food, not just a way to save the planet.”
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · The so-called Islamic State is endlessly creative in trying to get young men and women to leave home to Syria and Iraq. It’s something the next president will have to wrestle with from Day 1.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · For this final round, every answer contains an article of clothing or wardrobe accessory. So if we said, “colorful wasps sometimes mistaken for bees,” the answer would be “yellow jackets.”
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · We all remember Clint Eastwood’s character Dirty Harry and his famous line, “Go ahead, make my day.” In this game, contestants deliver that line… Ask Me Another-style. So go ahead, make our pâté.
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · It’s hard to keep a good rock band together; you’re always losing members. In this game, we take the names of famous bands and drop a letter to make a whole new band.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · The titanic 85-year-old jazz saxophonist and composer says two much younger musicians had no right to release a recording with him.
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel update listeners on our crowdsourcing music project, the All Things Considered Road Trip Playlist. NPR has received nearly 2,000 song suggestions, and on Wednesday shares some of the most literal picks — songs that are all about the feeling and adventure of hitting the road.
 

May 27, 2015 | NPR · Memphis paid tribute Wednesday to blues great B.B. King. Music and a parade along the famous Beale Street comes ahead of King’s funeral this weekend in his native Mississippi.
 

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