The State Senate today passed a bill that would require children stay in booster seats in the back seat of cars until they turn 8 years old…State lawmakers are expressing concern that a new national focus on nuclear energy will allow uranium mines in Colorado to postpone cleanup of radioactive wastes…Las Animas County officials are taking a closer look at revising land use regulations after interest from wind energy companies, the Trinidad Times reports…and, Denver International Airport officials have announced a plan for nonstop flights between Denver and Tokyo to start by 2012.

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December 13, 2017 | NPR · Grapes exposed to smoke from wildfires can absorb compounds that carry over into wine and ruin the flavor. The problem is only expected to grow as extreme weather events become more frequent.
 

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December 13, 2017 | NPR · Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says House and Senate Republicans have agreed on a final tax bill. GOP leaders aim to pass it next week.
 

December 13, 2017 | NPR · Brett Talley had been rated “unanimously unqualified” by the American Bar Association in part because he had not tried a case or argued a motion in federal court.
 

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December 13, 2017 | NPR · Niniane Wang, an experienced engineer with a startup incubator, says she was harassed by a male investor. She wanted to be certain that when she came forward, she wouldn’t be ignored.
 

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December 13, 2017 | NPR · Want to take your homemade treats to the next level? We’ve got three recipes to put warmth, color and a little wow on your holiday table from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.
 

December 12, 2017 | NPR · Fred Shapiro, editor of the Yale Book of Quotations, talks about his top 10 quotes for 2017. The quotes span politics, Hollywood, sports and international affairs.
 

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December 13, 2017 | NPR · The songs of the year reflected deep needs ā€” for safety, respect, money, self-definition, revolution ā€” and often delivered their own form of satisfaction.
 

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December 13, 2017 | NPR · NPR Music’s list of the 100 best songs of 2017.
 

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December 13, 2017 | NPR · NPR Music’s list of the 100 best songs of 2017.
 

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