A new law banning texting while driving takes effect tomorrow…An Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency office opens in Colorado Springs…and, the head of Colorado’s Republican Party is asking Denver Police Chief Gerry Whitman to explain alleged threats to Governor Bill Ritter during his 2006 campaign.

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October 9, 2015 | NPR · Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the Iran nuclear talks, tells NPR the U.S. still has plenty of other issues to settle with Iran, such as the release of Americans being held in that country.

October 9, 2015 | NPR · Lonnie Swartz is expected to plead not guilty in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager on the U.S.-Mexico border. The agent says he acted in self defense, as he felt threatened by rock throwers.

October 9, 2015 | NPR · “Talking about firearms now is like talking about race” among officers, says a national law enforcement leader. In Milwaukee, for instance, a sheriff and police chief took vocal, opposing stances.

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October 9, 2015 | NPR · The Saturday Night Live executive producer says criticism of the show’s perceived lack of diversity frustrated him, but that the perception needed to be addressed.

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October 8, 2015 | NPR · The New Orleans chef changed the way the world saw Louisiana cooking. He has died at the age of 75.

October 8, 2015 | NPR · There are a large number of LGBT films in theaters this fall. NPR explores what that says about Hollywood and society in general.


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October 8, 2015 | WXPN · Writer Judy Cantor-Navas highlights two of the many bands performing at this fall’s festival.

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October 8, 2015 | NPR · Leon Klinghoffer was killed during the hijacking of the Achille Lauro — and later became a character in a controversial opera. His daughters want people to know him in a different way.

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October 8, 2015 | NPR · The twin sisters bring a long playlist to Alt.Latino, turning this week’s episode into a singalong.

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