A federal district court has ruled to temporarily block a Colorado law that aims to collect sales taxes from online purchases. The judge says the law is unconstitutional even if the end goal is important and legitimate. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · The e-commerce site, which focuses on quirky, handmade goods, has filed for an IPO. The paperwork reveals a plan to focus more on manufacturing and marketing — but not much suggestion of big profits.
 

March 5, 2015 | NPR · A recent study found that teachers with Asian-sounding names were given poorer marks, and their accents were the main reason.
 

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · Some winter lovers see snow as a local and seasonal specialty that goes well with cream and sugar. But is it more like an adventure in extreme eating? As with many wild foods, it’s a bit of both.
 

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest recalls the plays and novels of Samuel Beckett. It’s a masterful blend of fantasy, Arthurian romance, myth, legend and postmodern absurdity — and it’s unforgettable.
 

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · David wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. He says the idea came to his “twisted mind” when his friend’s dad passed away.
 

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · Put down that screen: Today’s the day to celebrate holding a bound book in your hands. For World Book Day, we bring you a roundup of stories and reading lists.
 

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · Eddie Henderson may never have quite gotten his due, but there’s still time to correct that.
 

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March 5, 2015 | WXPN · Hear the Louisville folk-pop singer perform songs from 2014′s beautifully languid Electric Ursa.
 

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March 5, 2015 | NPR · With intertwining guitars and Mlny Parsonz’s soulful vocal, the Atlanta hard-rock band draws power from nuance.
 

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