The nation’s top military official spoke to members of the Colorado National Guard today, and says Air Force units that fly aging F-16 fighter jets on homeland security missions may not learn their future for two years…Attorneys general from western states are planning to meet this week to discuss water law, including the Colorado River Compact, the Clean Water Act and transbasin diversions…Colorado lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require businesses and unions to disclose major campaign donations…and, health officials in El Paso County say a fox tested positive for rabies.

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September 27, 2016 | FA · Journalist Joshua Partlow was in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012, a time of corruption, government dysfunction and civilian hostility to U.S. military operations. His new book is A Kingdom of their Own.
 

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September 27, 2016 | NPR · Voters’ minds are stubborn, and politicians habitually spout falsehoods. That doesn’t mean fact-checking is a failure, though.
 

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September 27, 2016 | NPR · In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire tech entrepreneur is expected to detail his vision for sending humans to the Red Planet.
 

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September 27, 2016 | FA · Journalist Joshua Partlow was in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012, a time of corruption, government dysfunction and civilian hostility to U.S. military operations. His new book is A Kingdom of their Own.
 

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September 27, 2016 | NPR · Chinese author Cixin Liu caps his Hugo Award-winning Remembrance of Earth’s Past series with an intricately structured, immensely complex tale of a rocket scientist caught in a human-alien conflict.
 

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September 26, 2016 | NPR · The North Korean leader was so crazy about movies that he kidnapped a South Korean actress and director and forced them to work for him. The Lovers and the Despot tells their story.
 

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September 27, 2016 | FA · Rock historian Ed Ward takes us back to California’s Redondo Pier, where Dennis Wilson and his cousin Mike Love first decided to write a song about surfing. The Beach Boys were formed soon afterwards.
 

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September 27, 2016 | NPR · A new David Bowie box set released late last week includes a complete version of his long-lost album, The Gouster. Bowie originally recorded the album in 1974, but eventually shelved the project.
 

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