For the fourth year in a row the legislature has struck down measures to expand the sale of full strength beer in the state…Mandatory labels on edible marijuana in Colorado have won preliminary approval in the state House.

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December 24, 2014 | NPR · The worker will be monitored for symptoms. Officials are investigating the incident, in which the virus was moved from a high-security lab to a low-security lab at the CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta.
 

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December 24, 2014 | WCPN · Health insurance doesn’t pay for housing, but sometimes that is what a patient needs most. A Medicaid experiment helps some elderly and disabled people move out of institutions into their own homes.
 

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December 24, 2014 | NPR · Provocative artist Megumi Igarashi has been arrested twice in Japan this year for distributing data that lets people make a 3-D printed kayak that incorporates a model of her genitals.
 

Arts & Life

December 24, 2014 | NPR · Critic Bob Mondello reviews Selma, Ava DuVernay’s film chronicling Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic voting-rights march in 1965. Mondello notes that recent protests make the film resonate today.
 

December 24, 2014 | NPR · For the holidays, critic Alan Cheuse is making up a list of books to give to each of his family members. Only the best of 2014 for them. Here’s his picks.
 

December 24, 2014 | NPR · West End Cinema’s Josh Levin, preparing to show The Interview, speaks with Audie Cornish about what sparked a decision to host the controversial film (Sony Pictures had canceled the release).
 

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December 24, 2014 | NPR · John Carpenter, famous for his cult-classic films (Halloween), is also behind soundtracks. Robert Siegel talks to him about how to scare an audience. His solo horror album, Lost Themes, is out Feb. 3.
 

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December 24, 2014 | KCRW · Newly inspired and energized, the Brooklyn band rolls through “Happy Idiot” from 2014′s Seeds.
 

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December 24, 2014 | NPR · More than 30 years ago, David DeBoy wrote a hit holiday song about a local delicacy. Its success led to other Baltimore-themed Christmas songs, then to albums and finally to a live show.
 

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