The state Senate has given initial backing to a bill that would require uranium mines and mills to clean up nuclear waste before accepting more radioactive material…and, Colorado Democrat Michael Bennet says it is a shame his colleagues would not begin debate on financial regulatory reform yesterday.

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October 13, 2015 | NPR · If the deal is formally agreed upon, the company would own around 31 percent of beer sales around the world.

October 13, 2015 | NPR · In 2012, the court barred mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of murder. Now justices will consider whether that ruling should apply retroactively to more than 2,000 convicted offenders.

October 13, 2015 | NPR · Hillary Clinton needs to appear likable and trustworthy, while Bernie Sanders needs to appear presidential. Others need to make the case for why voters should give them a look.

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October 13, 2015 | NPR · The Morning Edition Book Club listeners can put their questions to the novelist Lauren Groff, author of the latest selection, “Fates And Furies.” Renee Montagne explains how to submit a question.

October 12, 2015 | NPR · A debate over academic freedom of speech sparked in summer 2014 when the University of Illinois rescinded a job offer to a professor over a controversial set of tweets about the Israel-Gaza conflict.

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October 12, 2015 | NPR · A collection of first drafts, letters, outtakes and photos on display in New York City illuminate the inner workings of Ernest Hemingway’s meticulous writing process — failures, flaws and all.


October 12, 2015 | NPR · Care to hear four years’ worth of the music played on Kmart’s loudspeakers? Well, whether or not you do, now you can — on Mark Davis explains why he collected and uploaded the tunes.

October 12, 2015 | NPR · Bixiga 70 is a 10-piece band from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The eclectic set of musicians seamlessly fuses cumbia, afrobeat and funk. NPR’s Banning Eyre says their instrumental dance songs have earned them a global reputation.

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October 12, 2015 | WXPN · Hear two songs from the Pittsburgh singer-songwriter, whose music you might have heard on TV.

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