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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April 6, 2020 | NPR · A White House adviser suggested Joe Biden call the president instead of criticizing him in public, and Trump criticized the former vice president on Monday morning for not calling yet.
 

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April 6, 2020 | NPR · School leaders in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas are abandoning the videoconferencing service after reports of meetings being disrupted by intruders.
 

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April 6, 2020 | NPR · Horacio Arruda was a little known bureaucrat. Now his face is on T-shirts, loafs of bread and memes and videos all over social media. Quebec’s deputy health minister has become a local celebrity.
 

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April 6, 2020 | NPR · “Art can help me ask the difficult questions of myself,” says Chelsea Bieker. In her debut novel, a devastating drought in a California town has led residents to put their faith in a cult leader.
 

Netflix
April 6, 2020 | FA · Critic John Powers recommends three stories to break up the monotony of coronavirus lockdown: Unorthodox on Netflix; Baghdad Central on Hulu and a new translation of Magda Szabó’s 1970 novel Abigail.
 

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April 6, 2020 | NPR · They can’t tour. Their regular income streams dried up instantly. So many performers — from newcomers to world-famous artists — are hoping that virtual students will help them bridge the gap.
 

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April 6, 2020 | WXPN-FM · Logan Ledger’s self-titled debut was produced by T Bone Burnett, a producer with a reputation for appreciating sounds of different eras. He was impressed. So were we.
 

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April 6, 2020 | NPR · The combination of the Flaming Lips’ sprawling musical palette and Deap Vally’s raunchy guitar glam is a psychedelic dream that will take your brain on a journey while your body is in isolation.
 

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April 6, 2020 | NPR · They can’t tour. Their regular income streams dried up instantly. So many performers — from newcomers to world-famous artists — are hoping that virtual students will help them bridge the gap.
 

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