The final ballot count is in for the strong-mayor runoff election in Colorado Springs, and the rates barely budged from their initial posting last night. Steve Bach garnered about 57% of the total vote, with Richard Skorman receiving about 43%…The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Vestas with violations at its wind turbine manufacturing plant in Pueblo…and, seniors could pay more to visit state parks if a new proposal goes into effect.

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Hailed as a “national hero,” Dr. Sheik Umar Khan has treated more than a hundred Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. Now the 39-year-old is fighting for his life in an isolation ward.
 

July 23, 2014 | NPR · GM says no deaths and only two crashes have been linked to the recalls. While many of the vehicles have relatively minor issues, thousands of others have potential problems with their steering.
 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Israel says the recent killing of a Palestinian teenager was an act of terror and his family is eligible for state benefits. This isn’t sitting well with a group that assists Jewish victims of terror.
 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · To celebrate the 50th anniversary of A Hard Day’s Night, a spectacular restoration is in theaters and on DVD. The black-and-white photography of the Beatles is gorgeous, and the movie isn’t half bad.
 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Veterinarian Vint Virga works with pets and zoo animals on behavior disorders. He talks about how house cats are more fulfilled when they forage for food, and how to show animals affection.
 

July 23, 2014 | NPR · Host Michel Martin speaks with the directors of the National Museum of African Art and the National Museum of the American Indian. Both institutions are celebrating important anniversaries this year.
 

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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Learn how to inject a Celtic core into your music library that reflects past and present, honors tradition and celebrates the spirit of innovation.
 

July 23, 2014 | NPR · The a capella group began in a college class and went on to find fame on a TV talent show. In this encore broadcast, the group performs and discusses juggling school and a future in music.
 

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