Executives from three oil-drilling companies are testifying on Capitol Hill this week, and Senator Mark Udall (CO-D) says more has to be done to study deep water oil drilling…State regulators have issued a $2.5 million fine against a Colorado Springs business that claimed it could help immigrants obtain and complete their immigration forms…and, a bill giving Colorado colleges more flexibility to set tuition rates is on its way to the governor.

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October 17, 2017 | NPR · Rep. Mike Synar, a Democrat, had the National Rifle Association’s backing in 1980. But by 1994, his positions had changed, and so had the NRA’s. Here’s how the group worked to defeat him.
 

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October 17, 2017 | KHN · Some employers may now opt to claim a religious or moral exemption when it comes to paying for birth control, and women could end up sharing the cost with employers that scale back coverage.
 

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October 17, 2017 | NPR · There have been decades of progress in the fight against hunger. But the rosy numbers don’t tell the whole story.
 

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October 17, 2017 | NPR · Tom Hanks’ well-documented obsession with typewriters is on display in his new story collection, tales linked not just by typewriters but by a benign, humane view of people and their many foibles.
 

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October 17, 2017 | NPR · In November 2015, candidate Donald Trump drew protesters to NBC’s New York studio. Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam says, “We could hear the protests during our table read.”
 

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October 17, 2017 | NPR · After a year in space, Kelly says, writing a book was harder than he thought — but still, he adds, “If I write a bad sentence people are only going to get angry with me. They’re not going to die.”
 

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October 16, 2017 | WXPN-FM · Hear songs from the band’s latest album, Destroyers Of The Soft Life, performed live.
 

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October 16, 2017 | NPR · One week after Eminem’s anti-Trump tirade, Chuck D’s supergroup releases visuals for the “Strength In Numbers” anthem, meant to boost support for the NFL’s #TakeAKnee protests.
 

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October 16, 2017 | NPR · The timely bilingual song from the nine-piece outfit’s new album Juntos exudes an old-school hip hop sensibility with a fresh feel.
 

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