Congress begins to take up the issue of repealing last year’s healthcare reform law, and Colorado members of the House of Representatives are splitting along party lines…and, Colorado unions are rallying at the state capitol to present initiatives they say will help create jobs.

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and force behind Hamilton, is nominated for three individual awards, including best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical.
 

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · Sent to northern Iraq on an “advise and assist” mission, the service member died after ISIS fighters broke through Kurdish defensive lines, a Defense Department official says.
 

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · They’ve fried hard shell tacos, made a gooey pot of queso, even whipped up a batch of rainbow sprinkle-covered donuts. All in a dollhouse kitchen roughly 1/12 the normal size.
 

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and force behind Hamilton, is nominated for three individual awards, including best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical.
 

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · They’ve fried hard shell tacos, made a gooey pot of queso, even whipped up a batch of rainbow sprinkle-covered donuts. All in a dollhouse kitchen roughly 1/12 the normal size.
 

May 3, 2016 | NPR · Violinist and author Anna Smaill’s musical training shows through in her debut novel. The Chimes is set in a post-apocalyptic London where a mysterious order controls the population via music.
 

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May 3, 2016 | NPR · Before Jay Reatard released the landmark Blood Visions, he made spring-loaded garage-punk with The Lids’ Alix Brown. A new compilation collects the duo’s singles.
 

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May 2, 2016 | WXPN · Hear a stomping blues-rock duo that sounds like a two-person Led Zeppelin reincarnation.
 

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May 2, 2016 | FA · John Doe, Exene Cervenka and Dave Alvin of X join Fresh Air to discuss punk’s early days. “Anybody could belong to punk that wanted to be there,” Cervenka says. “[It] didn’t matter how old you were.”
 

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