The city of Colorado Springs has sold nine surplus buses from its FREX service for $1.44 million…Colorado Congresswoman Betsy Markey (D-4) is introducing a bill aimed at barring health insurance companies from fixing prices…and, U.S. Forest Service officials in Colorado are getting $30 million to help deal with the bark-beetle epidemic.

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August 30, 2015 | NPR · Bloody Mary’s have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They’ve become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America
 

August 29, 2015 | NPR · When he debuted earlier this summer, Kyle Jean-Baptiste was also the youngest person ever to play the lead character in Les Miserables on Broadway. He died in an accident Saturday.
 

August 29, 2015 | NPR · Three Al-Jazeera English journalists and several student activists were sentenced to up to three years and six months in prison in Cairo on Saturday.
 

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August 30, 2015 | NPR · That word is “searchers.” Wenders says, “If you look at the history of filmmaking, most great filmmakers actually were working on one story for all their lives.”
 

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August 30, 2015 | NPR · Bloody Mary’s have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They’ve become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America
 

August 29, 2015 | NPR · Phillips’ new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. “I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem,” he says.
 

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August 30, 2015 | NPR · Danish musician Amalie Bruun grew up playing classical piano and violin — but her passion is black metal. She discusses her debut album, M, parts of which were made in a real mausoleum.
 

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August 29, 2015 | NPR · Along with his band The Night Sweats, Rateliff is the voice behind “S.O.B.” — a new song with an old sound that’s catching a lot of people off guard.
 

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August 29, 2015 | KQED · More than 60,000 people will gather in the Nevada desert next week for the annual festival — and the Playa Pops Symphony, which made its debut last year, will be ready for them.
 

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