An economic forecast released yesterday shows that higher than expected unemployment has pushed the state’s budget further into the red….Insurance companies estimate the so-called Fourmile Canyon Fire west of Boulder caused an estimated $217 million in damage…and, the US Olympic Committee has announced that the Warrior Games are scheduled to return to Colorado Springs next year.

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August 18, 2017 | NPR · Police say they have apprehended a suspect after shooting him in the leg, and it’s not clear what his motivations were. Six other people were injured in the attack about 100 miles from the capital.
 

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August 18, 2017 | NPR · Earlier this week, President Trump offered only half-hearted support for the man considered instrumental in getting him to the Oval Office.
 

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August 18, 2017 | NPR · “You can’t wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying I’m sorry,” Susan Bro told Good Morning America. Her daughter Heather Heyer was killed as she was protesting against white supremacists.
 

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August 18, 2017 | FA · The stories in Jenny Zhang’s powerful debut collection center on the violent, sometimes disturbing experiences of young Chinese-American girls growing up in Queens, NY.
 

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August 18, 2017 | NPR · It seemed like time for a breather from summer movies, so we invited our pal Sam Sanders into the studio to play a game that goes all the way back to our very first episode in 2010.
 

August 18, 2017 | NPR · Rachel Martin talks with her former English teacher, Shirley Murphy. Mrs. Murphy was the only African-American teacher at Idaho Falls High School when Rachel attended.
 

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August 18, 2017 | NPR · The adventuresome ensemble, along with a science-friendly composer, transforms the rare solar event into music in real time.
 

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August 18, 2017 | NPR · Hear the award-winning pianist and vocalist’s take on tunes like “I’m Old Fashioned,” and a duet with host Marian McPartland on “Blue Monk.”
 

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August 18, 2017 | NPR · On Monday we’ll turn the All Songs Considered 24/7 stream into a giant mixtape to score the solar eclipse and we want your help.
 

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