The acting commander at Fort Carson says the Army has no current plans to expand a 370-square-mile training site in southeastern Colorado…Republican state lawmakers say a federal judge’s decision to block a Colorado law affecting larger out-of-state, online retailers shows it’s unconstitutional and should be repealed…and, Senator Mark Udall has been appointed to the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence, which is responsible for overseeing federal intelligence activities.

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June 24, 2017 | NPR · In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.
 

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June 24, 2017 | NPR · They claim about 100,000 lives a year. WHO has now put snakebites on its list of “neglected tropical diseases.”
 

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June 24, 2017 | NPR · Plus school district secession, student borrower complaints, and more.
 

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June 24, 2017 | NPR · Don Winslow’s new novel is packed with crooked cops and crookeder crooks, all defending their territories and trying to maintain a status quo where everyone earns, everyone eats and no wars break out.
 

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June 24, 2017 | NPR · Daniel Day-Lewis says he is no longer going to act. Weekend Edition guest host Melissa Block remembers an interview she had with him that might shed some light on what he’ll do next.
 

June 23, 2017 | NPR · The uproar over the New York Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar has spread to other cities. And it appears to be only because they are companies with the word “Shakespeare” in their name. Staff at Shakespeare Dallas have received death threats, even though the company isn’t performing Shakespeare at the moment.
 

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June 24, 2017 | NPR · On her eponymous debut album as Bedouine, folk musician Azniv Korkejian explores her itinerant, transnational upbringing and the war in Syria, where she was born.
 

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June 24, 2017 | NPR · Hear new songs by Chicago hip-hop artist Rich Jones, Toronto garage-rockers Alvvays and French dance-pop duo Burning Peacocks in this month’s list.
 

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June 23, 2017 | NPR · Kevin Powell conducted Tupac’s career-defining interviews; now he’s suing the filmmakers behind the biopic for using them without his permission.
 

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