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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April 26, 2017 | NPR · “Shields Up!” the Cassini craft’s Twitter feed announced Wednesday. If all goes well, new images of the ringed planet will reach Earth early Thursday.
 

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April 26, 2017 | CPR · Appliance makers and home builders are in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the energy efficiency program. Energy Star is among 50 EPA programs that would be eliminated under the president’s budget plan.
 

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April 26, 2017 | NPR · The not-yet-named carrier is the second in China’s arsenal. It took less than four years to build.
 

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April 26, 2017 | NPR · Lucy Maud Montgomery — creator of Anne of Green Gables — seems like the perfect subject for a work of young adult fiction. But Melanie Fishbane’s Maud feels like a draft of a Montgomery story.
 

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April 26, 2017 | NHPR · As a young journalist seven decades ago, John F. Kennedy witnessed a bombed-out Berlin and Adolf Hitler’s bunker. Bidding on his diary starts Wednesday and is expected to top $200,000 Wednesday.
 

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April 26, 2017 | NPR · The adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian 1985 novel is a horror show revealed in slow motion — and the true horror of its brutal, patriarchal future theocracy is how possible it seems today.
 

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April 26, 2017 | NPR · “Total Entertainment Forever,” Father John Misty’s indictment of popular culture and blind fandom, comes to life in a papier-mâché video.
 

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April 26, 2017 | NPR · The Irish singer-songwriter’s latest song strikes a sure-footed balance between airy tenderness and coolly jazzy melancholy.
 

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April 26, 2017 | NPR · The debut single from the Seattle grunge-pop band doesn’t ignore the gracelessness of youth. It embraces it.
 

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