Michelle ObamaFemale celebrities, leaders in science and industry, and White House Cabinet members helped first lady Michelle Obama kick off a national campaign to mentor students in Colorado Monday. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.

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March 27, 2015 | NPR · California Gov. Jerry Brown signed his sweeping $1.1 billion emergency drought relief bill Friday. It funds water infrastructure improvements like flood control and aid for farmworkers.
 

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March 27, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Bob Mondello reviews The Salt Of The Earth, a documentary directed by Wim Wenders about Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado.
 

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March 27, 2015 | NPR · Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing and fantasy are more than just fun. He came to this conclusion after conducting some somber research into the stark childhoods of murderers.
 

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