Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis faces new plagiarism allegations just one day after issuing an apology for essays he claimed to write that contained passages written by someone else. The Denver Post reports that the new allegations concern part of a newspaper column McInnis wrote in 1994 that resembled a column that previously appeared in the Washington Post…State auditors say Colorado needs to overhaul the way it funds unemployment benefits if it wants to avoid repeated shortfalls…The Pueblo Chieftain reports city council decided last night not to seek a vote from residents on the issue of medical marijuana dispensaries…and, the Canon City Daily Record reports authorities are issuing warnings about counterfeit $20 bills.

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · In a speech at a summit of Latin American countries, President Raúl Castro said the rapprochement would not make sense otherwise.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · While the aircraft has yet to be found, the government also said it presumes all 239 people onboard are dead.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · The across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, reduced defense and domestic budgets by hundreds of millions each. Republicans are expected to fiercely defend that plan.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · Samantha Shannon’s richly detailed followup to The Bone Season picks up with clairvoyant heroine Paige on the run after leading a revolt against the alien oppressors of her far-future England.
 

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January 28, 2015 | NPR · Wilder’s memoir reveals that she witnessed more violence than you’d ever know from her children’s books. The South Dakota State Historical Society can barely keep up with demand for the autobiography.
 

January 28, 2015 | NPR · Robert Siegel talks to Joe Weisberg, creator of the FX television series, The Americans, about the similarities between his show and recent real-life spy-related events in New York and Argentina.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · From Sam Smith to Meghan Trainor to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, many of the biggest hits on today’s charts pilfer from the past, but not all borrowing works the same way.
 

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January 29, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The monstrously talented and astoundingly prolific tenor saxophonist returned to New York this winter to present a four-clarinet summit and a new trio with Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington.
 

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January 29, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · A 76-year-old jazz record label gathers its new crop into a band. Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Marcus Strickland, Lionel Loueke, Derrick Hodge and Kendrick Scott play each others’ tunes.
 

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