Southern Colorado may be closer to getting a new veterans cemetery, the Pueblo Chieftain reports…A new report on keeping agricultural land and other open spaces from being developed says Coloradans reap $6 in benefits for every $1 invested…Starting today, the City of Colorado Springs will turn streetlights off in an effort to save money…and, the Air Force Academy has set up an outdoor worship area for followers of Wicca, Druidism and other Earth-centered religions.

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February 24, 2017 | NPR · The enclosure in China’s Heilongjiang province, where the drone video was filmed, has been accused of keeping animals in “deplorable conditions.”
 

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February 24, 2017 | NPR · The plan would replace insurance subsidies for low-income families with tax credits for everyone, eliminate the requirement to buy health care, and end taxes on medical devices.
 

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February 24, 2017 | NPR · A colorless, odorless liquid, similar in consistency to motor oil, VX kills in tiny quantities that can be absorbed through the skin. It is among the deadliest chemical weapons ever devised.
 

Arts & Life

February 24, 2017 | NPR · If Lin Manuel-Miranda wins an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category, he will become only the 13th person in history to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. We hear from past EGOT winners.
 

February 24, 2017 | FA · A young white woman brings her black boyfriend home to meet her parents in director Jordan Peele’s first feature film. Critic David Edelstein says Get Out is a comic thriller worth seeing.
 

February 24, 2017 | FA · The director has been nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay about a woman figuring out how to raise her teenage son on her own. Originally broadcast Dec. 19, 2016.
 

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February 24, 2017 | WXPN · La La Land is poised to win big at Sunday’s Academy Awards, and it wouldn’t be the same without Hurwitz’s music.
 

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February 24, 2017 | WXPN · Movie buffs, gather around. How many films can you name based on the iconic songs they featured?
 

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February 24, 2017 | NPR · His work helped fuel the careers of artists like Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, Michael Jackson, and Ike and Tina Turner — and also provided a wellspring of samples to hip-hop.
 

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