The growth in the number of medical marijuana users is helping the state bridge the latest budget shortfall. Governor Bill Ritter announced details of his plan to fill a 60 million dollar gap yesterday. As Bente Birkeland reports, it includes cuts, transfers and using new streams of money.

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April 24, 2018 | NPR · NPR’s Ailsa speaks to Natalie Barnes and her mother Paulette Wilson about how their family was shocked in 2015 to receive word from the British Home Office that Paulette was no longer considered a citizen and risked deportation to Jamaica where she was born after not have visited there for 50 years.
 

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April 24, 2018 | NPR · The Avengers try to keep a space-tyrant from bedazzling his space-glove and performing cosmic genocide. The film doubles down on character interactions both familiar (good) and unfamiliar (less good).
 

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April 24, 2018 | NPR · Allan Monga of Portland, Maine recently won the right to compete in the national Poetry Out Loud festival. He was initially barred because he’s an asylum seeker and not a U.S. citizen.
 

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April 24, 2018 | NPR · In 1993, Wagner saw a computer-generated face on Time magazine that reminded her a lot of her own. The journalist searches for answers about her own ancestry in her new book, Futureface.
 

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April 24, 2018 | NPR · The Philadelphia rapper’s imprisonment over probation violation had been a lightning rod in a debate over race and the nation’s judicial and correctional systems.
 

April 24, 2018 | NPR · Bob Dorough was a bebop pianist and a jazz musician who recorded with Miles Davis. But he’ll be best remembered for Schoolhouse Rock! — he sang and composed many of the programs songs. He died Monday at 94.
 

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April 24, 2018 | NPR · El Hijo de la Cumbia’s new album Genero, Genero is the result of a decade spent traversing the globe and a lifetime spent mastering the art of the studio.
 

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