Coloradans are marking Martin Luther King, Jr. day with marches and parades as well as a rodeo…Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is wrapping up his tour of the state in Limon and Loveland today as he talks to local officials, business leaders and residents about his economic plan…Electrical power to Fort Carson has been restored after being cut off this morning when high winds knocked over a utility pole…and, the Air Force Academy says more than $143 million in construction projects are under way at the school despite a 12 percent budget cut expected in the current fiscal year.

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May 5, 2016 | RIPR · Most of the millions taking prescription painkillers are older than 45, research shows, and there’s been a recent increase in drug overdose deaths among people over 55. Drug mixing is partly to blame.
 

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May 5, 2016 | NPR · The six-year deal with the Scrap Yard Dawgs, a team in the National Pro Fastpitch league, is the first million-dollar deal in the league’s 13-year history.
 

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May 5, 2016 | NPR · The holiday commemorates a Mexican victory against French invaders, whose culinary imprint lingers. In her new cookbook, Jinich explores Mexico’s evolving cuisine and its many immigrant influences.
 

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May 5, 2016 | NPR · The holiday commemorates a Mexican victory against French invaders, whose culinary imprint lingers. In her new cookbook, Jinich explores Mexico’s evolving cuisine and its many immigrant influences.
 

May 5, 2016 | FA · Historian Frank Dikötter says newly opened archives offer fresh details about the chaos China experienced in the 1960s, when Chairman Mao urged students to take to the streets.
 

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May 5, 2016 | NPR · Captain America: Civil War drops some of the politics of the comics on which it’s based, but it tells a different, equally current political story.
 

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May 5, 2016 | WXPN · The fiddle-playing songwriter performs music from her new, purposefully bilingual album, Lola.
 

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May 5, 2016 | FA · The pop star’s latest release extols the potency of black womanhood in the roles of mother, wife, lover and artist. Rock critic Ken Tucker calls Lemonade a feat of “invention and imagination.”
 

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