Governor John Hickenlooper spent the day in southeast Colorado yesterday, and met with local officials to talk about his proposed closure of the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility in Bent County, the Pueblo Chieftain reports…and, Congress has postponed a partisan showdown that could have led to a government shut down. House Republicans and Senate Democrats now have until March 18th to negotiate a compromise.

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February 6, 2016 | NPR · Saturday is the U.N.’s “Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.” The Secretary-General is calling for an end to FGM, and UNICEF has released a report on the prevalence of the practice.
 

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February 6, 2016 | NPR · Peter Saunders, a British survivor of sexual abuse by a priest, was a prominent and outspoken critic of the Vatican, pushing for more measures to protect children and punish pedophilia.
 

February 6, 2016 | NPR · Pyongyang says it will be launching an “observation satellite,” but many nations view the launch as a concealed long-range missile test. The launch had previously been scheduled between Feb. 8 and 25.
 

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February 6, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Ina Jaffe talks with Scott Simon about the struggle to find the right words to describe older people. Longevity and lifestyles have changed and the language hasn’t kept up.
 

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February 6, 2016 | NPR · Daring visual artists, whose edgy work challenges religious and political taboos, have become a critical voice in the conservative kingdom — where open calls for reform are a criminal offense.
 

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