Colorado Springs city officials release numbers on voluntary retirement requests and lay-offs…Governor Bill Ritter creates a commission to look into funding for higher education…and, the LaJunta Tribune-Democrat reports the opening of a public review period regarding a proposal from Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site.

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January 22, 2018 | NPR · Niels Högel said he injected patients with a deadly drug cocktail “out of boredom” and to be lauded as a hero by his colleagues, when he revived the dying victims. Which didn’t happen often.
 

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January 22, 2018 | NPR · Israeli politicians gave standing ovations as Vice President Pence promised a faster timetable for a U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. A Palestinian official called Pence’s words “a gift to extremists.”
 

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January 22, 2018 | NPR · The skier, who came out in 2015, secured a spot on the U.S. team on Sunday. A vocal advocate of LGBTQ visibility in sports, Kenworthy took silver at the 2014 Sochi Games.
 

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January 22, 2018 | NPR · The Oscar nominations come out tomorrow — and there are plenty of movies that won’t make the cut. NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks with entertainment reporter Joe Reid about 2017’s top movies that once had Oscar buzz but lost it.
 

January 22, 2018 | NPR · The hit film Get Out may be the first horror film to get a Best Picture Oscar nomination since The Silence of the Lambs. A TSA officer plays a prominent –and positive — role in the movie. After years of being mocked, real TSA agents are delighted.
 

January 22, 2018 | FA · Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are experts in what makes democracies healthy — and what leads to their collapse. They warn that American democracy is in trouble.
 

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January 22, 2018 | WXPN-FM · A rock ‘n’ roll reunion, releasing its first new album since breaking up nearly 30 years ago.
 

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January 22, 2018 | NPR · At the second Women’s March in New York, the pop singer shared a series of stories, in poem and with deeply affecting intensity, about sexual assault and violence.
 

January 22, 2018 | FA · The new album by British songwriter and performer Charli XCX features collaborations with Carly Rae Jepsen, Tove Lo and others. Rock critic Ken Tucker says Pop 2 is highly enjoyable.
 

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