The Colorado Senate has unanimously approved a bill to help auto dealers who are dropped by carmakers…The archbishop of Denver is defending a decision by a Catholic school in Colorado not to allow two children to continue as students because their parents are a lesbian couple…and, workers hiked up the side a canyon today to examine another boulder that might fall onto Interstate-70.

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Between 1886 and 1919, Andrew Carnegie planted nearly 1,700 libraries across America. Over the years they grew. Now they are trying to survive.
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · A Harvard economist and colleagues looked at data for millions of families. They found that kids living in Baltimore City went on to make less money than their peers in adulthood.
 

May 5, 2015 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry took a surprise trip to Somalia on Tuesday. The visit is a first for a U.S. secretary of state. For more on Kerry’s visit, Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR’s Gregory Warner.
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · British artist Brian Catling makes his fiction debut with The Vorrh, about a mysterious forest in an alternate-universe Africa. Reviewer Jason Heller calls it an “eye-gouging, mind-bending spectacle.”
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, who selected the book, tells NPR’s David Greene that Kate Atkinson is “one of those writers that really can make you weep on one page and laugh on the next.”
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · The dramatic images at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art linger in the mind. Curator Linda Komaroff says she hopes the collection challenges an American audience to rethink preconceptions.
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · At 14 minutes, “Beargrass Creek” gently rocks to and fro, seeking rhythmic harmony in synths and strings.
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · It’s hard to wrap your head around the amount of work it must have taken to create the new video for Son Lux’s “Change Is Everything.”
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · When we sat down with Iamsu, the Bay Area rapper had just as many questions for Ali Shaheed Muhammad as we had for him.
 

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