The White House says President Barack Obama was unaware one of his top advisers may have suggested job opportunities to a potential Colorado Senate candidate in hopes of persuading him not to run…Colorado’s 4th District Representative Betsy Markey (D) hit the road today by kicking off a so-called “Blue Collar Jobs Tour”…and, Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey says she is retiring in November.

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March 31, 2015 | NPR · Scientists say they’ve IDed the bacteria that emits that rank smell after a hard workout. Future deodorants might target that bad actor rather than blocking sweat glands or nuking all bacteria.
 

March 31, 2015 | NPR · The new target was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday. Part of a plan for a new international treaty, it would give the U.S. 10 years to reach its goal.
 

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March 31, 2015 | NPR · This week, NPR’s Michel Martin has been leading challenging conversations about the fear of black men. Now we want to hear from you.
 

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March 31, 2015 | NPR · The late Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series of novels is getting an addition, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The book, written by David Lagercrantz, just got its title and a U.S. release date: Sept. 1.
 

March 31, 2015 | NPR · Katherine Fawcett’s short story collection is comfortably domestic, full of quiet drama and unfussy detail. Until you read further and discover the mermaids, monsters and lonely planets (literally).
 

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March 31, 2015 | NPR · Aislinn Hunter’s new novel tells two parallel tales of two young girls — both gone missing in the same place, a century apart. Reviewer Jean Zimmerman says the book’s tough truths held her interest.
 

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March 31, 2015 | NPR · Twenty years after it broke up, one of the great underground bands from New Zealand’s pop heyday will have its entire discography remastered and re-released.
 

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March 31, 2015 | opbmusic · Once the horn section comes in to add an exclamation point to everything, there’s no turning back.
 

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March 31, 2015 | NPR · “Foolish” is another airy pop song with atmospheric beats and a video that perfectly captures the clean, buoyant world of sound created by this Australian sextet.
 

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