Colorado is the latest state to adopt national education standards in reading, writing and math…and, Colorado Springs based Focus on the Family has laid off 110 workers, leaving the conservative Christian group with about 750 employees.

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August 30, 2016 | NPR · Juan Gabriel stayed true to his roots, even when it wasn’t easy. This LA Times piece takes a look at why that was.
 

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August 30, 2016 | NPR · Russian astronomers detected an unusual radio signal last year. The SETI Institute says its too soon to say if the signal came from intelligent lifeforms — but they’re checking it out.
 

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August 30, 2016 | NPR · Juan Gabriel stayed true to his roots, even when it wasn’t easy. This LA Times piece takes a look at why that was.
 

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August 29, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Jordan Walker-Pearlman, the nephew of Gene Wilder, who died Monday at 83. Wilder is best known for his roles in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and The Producers.
 

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August 30, 2016 | NPR · Juan Gabriel stayed true to his roots, even when it wasn’t easy. This LA Times piece takes a look at why that was.
 

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