Colorado voters will once again be at the center of the abortion debate this election cycle. The Personhood amendment is back on the ballot for the second time. And proponents of the controversial amendment, which if passed could ban abortions, say they’re hoping an energized Republican base will tip the balance in their favor. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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May 2, 2016 | NPR · Beyond the prospect of winning the actual nomination, each of these men sees a chance to frame the issues and politics of the general election — and to influence party dynamics for years to come.
 

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May 2, 2016 | NPR · A new study breaks down 1.4 million nights of sleep on college campuses. The results are surprising.
 

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May 2, 2016 | NPR · Illinois, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania top list of Senate seats most likely to change hands — and they’re all currently Republican-controlled.
 

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May 1, 2016 | NPR · Governments have tried to erase the evidence of some squares’ troubled pasts, but that doesn’t mean they’ve been forgotten. A new book gathers writers’ thoughts about famous squares around the world.
 

May 1, 2016 | NPR · Skottie Young’s comic may horrify (or delight) the parents of princess-obsessed kids. It’s the story of a not-so-little girl who’s gone a little violent after 27 years trapped in a sparkly fairyland.
 

May 1, 2016 | NPR · Rachel Martin talks with Angela Duckworth, the psychologist who brought the idea of “grit” as a marker of success into the American mainstream. Her book posits that achievement is about persistence.
 

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May 2, 2016 | NPR · On his third album, the soul singer carries the memory and wisdom of his late mother. “She showed me a lot of things,” he says, “and maybe that’s why I can hold up now, and try to be strong.”
 

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May 1, 2016 | WXPN · The band’s typical brand of intensely loose guitar rock shines on its latest album, Human Performance.
 

May 1, 2016 | NPR · People have talked about the lyrical themes of Beyoncé’s visual album. But Fuse.tv’s Emilee Lindner says the music too is notable for its blend of genres, and it sets an example for other musicians.
 

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