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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February 8, 2016 | NPR · The massive red carpet at the opening of a social housing project has sparked a barrage of criticism in a country suffering from high levels of poverty.
 

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February 8, 2016 | NPR · And 60 million of the cases are in Indonesia, which was added to the survey for the first time — evidence that FGM goes far beyond Africa and the Middle East.
 

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February 8, 2016 | NPR · Cruz said he doesn’t want his daughters in a foxhole with a “220-pound jihadist psychopath.” See more updates from NPR’s political team in New Hampshire on the eve of Tuesday’s primary.
 

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February 8, 2016 | NPR · In a world of Big Mac sushi and Cajun rolls, Japan is launching a new program to certify the 89,000 Japanese restaurants outside the country that uphold traditional washoku cuisine values.
 

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February 8, 2016 | FA · Miller, who directed the first Mad Max film in 1979, says it will be a few years before he has any idea as to whether Mad Max: Fury Road “endures in some way.”
 

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February 8, 2016 | NPR · Hongeo is skate fermented in its own urine and served sashimi-style. Despite its powerful ammonia smell, it’s a beloved delicacy in parts of South Korea, and a vital part of the local fishing economy.
 

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February 8, 2016 | WXPN · The garage-rock-loving Nashville country singer has music in her blood. Hear and download two songs from her new album.
 

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February 8, 2016 | NPR · Glen Hansard, Dan Deacon, Sharon Van Etten and Kishi Bashi were just some of the artists who performed live at the sold-out party.
 

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February 8, 2016 | NPR · Will Toledo is a wordsmith with a vision, wrapping his faults and frailties in a DIY sound that’s still finely crafted. Watch him perform three songs in the NPR Music offices.
 

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