In Colorado Springs, area business leaders are in the running for a federal grant pilot program that would encourage more energy efficient homes (Colorado Springs Business Journal*). Local businesses may not unite behind any one candidate in the upcoming mayoral race (CSBJ*). Employers are celebrating the holidays with their employees more than last year (Gazette). Hi-flying local stunt gymnast dies in a training accident (Gazette). Local artist Michael Garmon returns to work (KXRM). The Colorado Springs Business Journal looks at the incoming Convention and Visitor’s Bureau CEO*. Government-sponsored green programs are still coming to Colorado (CSBJ*).

In Pueblo, the county detention center adds video conferencing technology for visitations (Chieftain). The Chieftain profiles Centennial High School.

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May 26, 2017 | NPR · Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak told the Kremlin that Jared Kushner had discussed setting up a secret means of communicating directly, using Russian facilities, according to the Washington Post.
 

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May 26, 2017 | NPR · The judge ruled Friday that, because the Supreme Court has found mandatory life for juveniles unconstitutional, two sentences being served in Virginia by Lee Boyd Malvo must be reconsidered.
 

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May 26, 2017 | NPR · There are only 30 of the small porpoise left, due to over-fishing in the waters of the Gulf of California. Efforts to save the vaquita have pitted environmentalists against fishermen.
 

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May 26, 2017 | NPR · NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a movie that could only come out in the summer — Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
 

May 26, 2017 | NPR · Denis Johnson was best known for his 1992 short story collection Jesus’ Son. He won the 2007 National Book Award for the novel, Tree of Smoke. Johnson died Thursday at age 67.
 

May 26, 2017 | NPR · Kinder Eggs are coming to the U.S. — legally. The hollow chocolate egg with the toy surprise inside has not been allowed in the states due to a 1930s law banning candy with non-food objects inside, though fans of the European treat have previously smuggled them in.
 

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May 26, 2017 | NPR · Grande has released a letter to her fans following the bombing outside of her Monday performance at the Manchester Arena in England.
 

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May 26, 2017 | NPR · The Grammy award-winning trumpeter and composer joins Marian McPartland to perform standards like “I Thought About You” with bassist Gary Mazzaroppi.
 

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May 26, 2017 | WXPN · In a live session, the St. Louis roots performer shares a song he wrote in response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., just outside his hometown.
 

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