The investigative arm of Congress says the availability of water could eventually limit the growth of oil shale development in Colorado and Utah…Colorado is among eight states chosen to have students tested in math and science for a study comparing their performance with students in more than 60 countries…and, students in Cripple Creek and Victor Schools will return to class tomorrow.

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Lithuanian Mummy Project
December 8, 2016 | NPR · Scientists have found the oldest complete set of smallpox genes in a sample of skin from a mummified child in a crypt underneath a Lithuanian church.
 

December 8, 2016 | NPR · An Indiana union official says Donald Trump overstated the number of jobs he saved at a Carrier plant. He soon found himself on the receiving end of Trump’s Twitter feed and harassing phone calls.
 

December 8, 2016 | NPR · Millions of years ago, a dinosaur about the size of a sparrow had a bad day. It got stuck in resin. Paleontologists recently came across the rare amber fossil containing its tail in Myanmar.
 

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · Blue Seal ice cream was launched after World War II for American soldiers stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Today, it’s a fusion of American and Okinawan tastes that’s loved by locals and tourists alike.
 

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December 8, 2016 | FA · Book critic Maureen Corrigan says that if there’s one word that characterizes her list this year, it’s “serious.” These books certainly aren’t grim or dull, but they take on big, difficult subjects.
 

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · We take a moment to chat with KQED pop culture writer Emmanuel Hapsis about the TV Land series Younger, which just closed its third season.
 

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · This year, pop critic Ann Powers offers something a little different — 10 deserving albums that might have topped lists in any other year.
 

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · In the midst of her searching, tough and vulnerable Raw, written after her divorce from Neil Young, Pegi Young covers a Ray Charles tune that seems to come from the other side of love.
 

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December 8, 2016 | NPR · The All Songs Considered host’s list includes many records that felt particularly appropriate for such a turbulent year.
 

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