Advocates on both sides of a ballot initiative regarding abortion are beginning their campaigns…One of three companies with federal leases to research and develop oil shale in Colorado says it plans to start testing its technology next year…Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has received an Air Force Academy award for contributions to U.S. defense and security…Colorado Springs city officials are providing drivers to the downtown area a little bit of relief when it comes to parking meters…and, the Pueblo Zoo is mourning the loss of long-time resident, Solar Sue.

 

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July 25, 2016 | NPR · The first lady speaks Monday night at her third Democratic National Convention. Her popular image is a transformation from how she was first introduced to the country eight years ago.
 

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July 25, 2016 | NPR · LaHaye was the co-author of the best-selling series of books about the rapture. He was the author of scores of nonfiction books as well.
 

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July 25, 2016 | NPR · Jordan rarely gets involved in current events but the former Chicago Bulls star is making million-dollar donations to an NAACP fund and a community policing institute seeking solutions to violence.
 

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July 25, 2016 | FA · Over the course of his career, Williams says he’s learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire‘s Omar). In HBO’s The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.
 

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July 25, 2016 | NPR · A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today’s Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
 

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July 25, 2016 | NPR · You might not know Marni Nixon’s name, but you’ve probably heard her. Nixon dubbed the voices for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Natalie Wood in West Side Story and Deborah Kerr in The King and I.
 

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July 25, 2016 | WXPN · Hear two songs from the country-influenced Twin Cities singer-songwriter’s debut album.
 

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July 25, 2016 | WXPN · The Swedish pop-rock trio performs songs from its new album, Breakin’ Point.
 

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July 25, 2016 | NPR · KCRW’s Jason Bentley spins music by The Avalanches, A Tribe Called Quest, Paradis and more in this week’s two-hour EDM mix.
 

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