The Medano Fire in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve has been burning for over a month…Republican Party Chair Michael Steele is heading to Colorado afterall. The announcement comes one day after pulling out of the Aspen Ideas Festival, where he was supposed to appear today…and, US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is in Denver to discuss how women are influencing the economy during a forum with other world figures. Tomorrow, Solis is expected to visit Pueblo Community College.

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March 29, 2015 | NPR · Francis noted that schoolchildren were aboard the aircraft thought to have been deliberately crashed by its co-pilot. The pontiff also paid tribute to “martyrs” killed for their faith.
 

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March 29, 2015 | NPR · Mike Pence, who signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, says he didn’t anticipate the level of hostility the law has engendered.
 

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March 29, 2015 | NPR · Abdullah Abdullah and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, once fierce political rivals, traveled together to Washington last week to undo years of hostility between their predecessor and Obama.
 

Arts & Life

March 29, 2015 | NPR · The challenge is a game of categories based on the word “watch.” For each category provided, name something starting with each of the letters W-A-T-C-H.
 

March 29, 2015 | NPR · When Cate Blanchett was interviewed about her role in Cinderella last week, the interview came to an abrupt end with some inappropriate language. Oh, my! What would Prince Charming think?
 

March 29, 2015 | NPR · Martin Ramirez was a self-taught artist who spent much of his life confined to hospitals, where he began to make remarkable art. Now some of it is featured on a new series of U.S. postage stamps.
 

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March 29, 2015 | NPR · The electronic act scored its first hit with “Dangerous,” a hard-grooving single that exuded digital-age fears about privacy. Founder Alan Wilkis spoke with Rachel Martin about the new album 2.0.
 

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March 29, 2015 | NPR · The Melbourne rocker makes her witty songcraft look easy. Performing and socializing, however, are a whole other battle.
 

March 28, 2015 | NPR · Yale computer scientist David Gelernter talks with NPR’s Arun Rath about using computers and the Internet to teach young people to appreciate the beauty of what he calls “serious music.”
 

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