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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CDC
September 16, 2014 | NPR · To put the virus in context, we tried to find a list of the deadliest contagious diseases. We couldn’t. So with the help of scientists and health agencies, we came up a rundown of the world’s worst.
 

AP
September 16, 2014 | NPR · Frank Van Den Bleeken says he wants to die because he hasn’t seen any change in himself. A court agreed — and now his case is raising prickly questions in a country that has no death penalty.
 

AP
September 16, 2014 | NPR · A legal filing tied to the company’s Gulf oil spill case was supposed to have been capped at 35 pages. But lawyers for BP got a little creative with the spacing.
 

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September 16, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s episode, we share new music from the producer Daniel Lanois, a previously unreleased track from a Bedhead box set, solo material from Phil Selway, and recent discovery Niagara.
 

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September 16, 2014 | WXPN · The singer-songwriter returns to the show to play songs from his new two-disc retrospective.
 

Odense Symphony
September 16, 2014 | NPR · But flutist Yukie Ota didn’t let a little insect throw her off her game at the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition.
 

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