Republican Gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis is apologizing for lifting words and ideas in several articles he wrote about water. McInnis has been under fire after a Denver Post story highlighted the plagiarism. Some Democrats are now calling for him to drop out of the Governor’s race, while Republicans have largely remained silent. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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December 22, 2014 | NPR · The magazine’s story centered on a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012. Several discrepancies were found in the story.
 

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December 22, 2014 | NPR · Humans have lighter bones than other primates, and that change happened a lot later than anthropologists had thought. Blame our sedentary ways after our ancestors took up farming.
 

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December 22, 2014 | NPR · Carmen Martinez Ayuso was evicted from her apartment due to a loan her son took out and couldn’t repay. Now she’s been the recipient of unexpected kindness this holiday season.
 

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December 22, 2014 | NPR · Robert Alter, a leading secular scholar of Scripture, says the film was fun to watch, but “it’s not exactly Exodus; it’s panorama and pageantry, which is what film does.” And, he adds, why not?
 

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December 22, 2014 | NPR · Christmas carp is a holiday mainstay in many central European nations. Traditionally, it swims in the family tub for a day or two, sometimes becoming a sort of pet before it ends up on the plate.
 

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December 22, 2014 | NPR · The Game of Thrones author has blasted the studio for canceling its release of The Interview, offering to screen the film himself at his own movie theater.
 

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December 22, 2014 | WXPN · Fueled by Naseem Khuri’s songwriting, the folk-rock band is releasing an EP for each season in 2015.
 

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December 22, 2014 | WXPN · Hear a mix of old and new music in this session, recorded at Philadelphia’s Tower Theater.
 

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December 22, 2014 | NPR · Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer famous for hit songs such as “Feelin’ Alright” and “Up Where We Belong,” has died, his management agency says.
 

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