Gov. Bill Ritter is recommending that the state liquidate a scholarship trust fund, close a prison boot camp and go after delinquent taxpayers to balance Colorado’s budget…General Motors is launching ads tomorrow against a bill aimed at helping Colorado dealerships terminated by GM and Chrysler Group, LLC…and, the U.S. Northern Command, based at Peterson Air Force Base, is helping transport a Mexican army field kitchen to Haiti to help feed earthquake victims and relief workers.

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July 1, 2016 | NPR · Every week seems to bring unwelcome news in the run-up to the Olympics. This week, dismembered body parts washed up on a Rio beach. But how bad are things, really?
 

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July 1, 2016 | NPR · The state this week became the 31st in the nation to expand Medicaid to the working poor. It’s also the first state in the Deep South to embrace the Obamacare program.
 

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July 1, 2016 | NPR · On July 1, 1916, nearly 20,000 British soldiers died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in northern France. The battle went on for months, and more than a million men were killed or injured.
 

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July 1, 2016 | FA · Steven Spielberg’s latest movie is an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1982 children’s book about a big friendly giant. Critic David Edelstein says the BFG is “pure joy” — especially in its second half.
 

July 1, 2016 | FA · John Doe, Exene Cervenka and Dave Alvin of the band X discuss punk’s early days. “Anybody could belong to punk that wanted to be there,” Cervenka says. Originally broadcast May 2, 2016.
 

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July 1, 2016 | NPR · The Legend Of Tarzan tries to reinvent the story as an indictment of colonialism, but it lacks the wit or liveliness of the Tarantino revisionist histories it seems to be trying to emulate.
 

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July 1, 2016 | NPR · The pianist and educator shows off her classical chops in a solo during “It Could Happen To You.”
 

July 1, 2016 | FA · John Doe, Exene Cervenka and Dave Alvin of the band X discuss punk’s early days. “Anybody could belong to punk that wanted to be there,” Cervenka says. Originally broadcast May 2, 2016.
 

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July 1, 2016 | NPR · The new video from Jamie xx, for the song “Gosh,” is a small wonder to behold.
 

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