The wreckage of a small plane has been found in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains…Colorado health authorities say they’ll hear from a mine owner this week about how it plans to correct water contamination at a mine near Crested Butte…The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a gray wolf that strayed from the Yellowstone region into Colorado where it died in 2009 was killed by the poison Compound 1080, or sodium fluoroacetate…and, Governor-elect John Hickenlooper plans to present his goals and principles for the next four years during his inaugural tomorrow and his state of the state speech on Thursday.

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August 27, 2014 | NPR · Christine Lagarde said the allegations of “simple negligence” stem from her days as finance minister under former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
 

August 27, 2014 | NPR · Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.
 

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August 27, 2014 | NPR · The latest twist in the already contentious election process throws it further into crisis. It’s looking likely that a new president won’t be inaugurated by Sept. 2, as had been the plan.
 

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August 27, 2014 | NPR · Also: Kobo will release a waterproof e-reader; new poems from Idra Novey and Marylen Grigas.
 

August 27, 2014 | NPR · John Scalzi’s new Lock In is a successful genre mashup that balances the needs of a police procedural (dead body, damaged detective) with those of a science fiction yarn (hard-core world building).
 

August 27, 2014 | NPR · In her poem, “Visiting My Parents in Summer,” Tishani Doshi writes about returning to her childhood bedroom, where she experiences it being preserved just as she left it as a teenager.
 

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August 27, 2014 | NPR · Standing on a balcony in her hometown of New Orleans, the singer stops an unsuspecting crowd, and all the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter, dead in its tracks.
 

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August 26, 2014 | KCRW · The New York band performed selections from its upcoming album, El Pintor, in public for the first time.
 

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August 26, 2014 | NPR · In a new video for the song “You Will Find A Way” by Maps, a cardboard robot, built by a lonely girl, comes to life and goes out in search of companionship.
 

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