A bill to restrict payday lending in Colorado has cleared both chambers. It narrowly passed the senate on Friday. The measure led to passionate debate, and several Democrats joined with Republicans to try and defeat the bill. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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November 27, 2015 | NPR · At least four officers and an unknown number of civilians were injured in a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, police say.

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November 27, 2015 | NPR · In Chicago today, protesters walked in a “march for justice,” following the first-degree murder charges against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Shari Runner, interim president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League.

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November 27, 2015 | NPR · Barbie commercials have come a long way since the 1950s, when one ad encouraged girls to want to get married. Today’s commercials market the doll to boys and show girls dreaming about their careers.

November 27, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Chicago poet Nate Marshall, who reflects on this week in Chicago and read his poem “Out South.”

November 27, 2015 | NPR · The biggest entertainment release so far in 2015 wasn’t Jurassic World or Adele’s 25 … it was a video game. Fallout 4, released earlier this month, made $750 million in 24 hours. JJ Sutherland and Chris Suellentrop of the podcast Shall We Play A Game have this review.


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November 27, 2015 | NPR · Hear the Scottish queer punk band perform a moving DIY ballad about loving someone who is in love with someone else.

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November 27, 2015 | WXPN · The author’s new novel looks at the history of music through the life of fictional guitarist Frankie Presto.

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November 27, 2015 | WXPN · Conor O’Brien discusses how getting comfortable in his own skin has affected his music.

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