The unemployment rate in Colorado rose to 7.7 percent last month…and, a measure that aims to protect citizens from illegal police searches during routine traffic stops initially cleared the state senate today.

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May 4, 2015 | NPR · Fiorina joins a crowded field of Republicans already seeking the nomination. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson announced his campaign on Sunday.
 

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May 4, 2015 | NPR · Western countries complained that Nepal’s bureaucracy was keeping goods at warehouses. The Marines come with MV-22 Osprey aircraft, which should make reaching remote areas easier.
 

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May 4, 2015 | NPR · Under narrow definitions of corruption, candidates courting billionaires to fuel their White House bids doesn’t qualify. But some activists, on the left and the right, argue that it should.
 

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May 4, 2015 | NPR · Eliza Kennedy’s snappy new novel follows Lily Wilder, a high-powered litigator conflicted about her upcoming wedding because she’s having too much fun with sex, booze and work to settle down.
 

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May 4, 2015 | NPR · Artist Jennifer Rodgers’ father was hospitalized for seven months with sepsis before he died. She used the creative process to try to comprehend his suffering and her loss.
 

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · The actress is best known for her role as Dr. Quinn, the physician on the American frontier. But her big break came years before, when she played 007′s tarot-reading love interest in Live and Let Die.
 

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May 4, 2015 | NPR · The Memphis trap rapper’s new song is both an indictment of a neglectful political system and an expression of frustration and rage.
 

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · The Montreal singer-songwriter’s brain seems to overflow with wise and exacting ways to reflect on the way hearts work.
 

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · What sets the Battles mastermind’s new album apart is its playfulness — the feeling that experimenting with sound is a joyful game rather than an academic exercise.
 

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