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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December 12, 2019 | NPR · The players are accused of receiving payouts of $3.4 million for medical equipment they allegedly never purchased. The players charged include Clinton Portis and Robert McCune.
 

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December 12, 2019 | NPR · The retaliation, “guided by the reciprocity principle,” comes after Germany expelled two Russian diplomats last week. The tussle stems from a killing in Berlin that Germany has linked to the Kremlin.
 

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December 12, 2019 | NPR · Boris Johnson’s Conservatives are expected to win only enough seats to secure a small majority. So far on election day, the most popular figures at polling stations are (literally) dogs.
 

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December 11, 2019 | NPR · The controversial painting depicts the Mexican revolutionary hero naked, flirtatiously glancing over his left shoulder as he rides an aroused white stallion. His only wardrobe: a pink hat and heels.
 

December 11, 2019 | NPR · Fans of Superman know he’s really the bookish Clark Kent, but on Wednesday he revealed his identity to the world within the comics.
 

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December 11, 2019 | NPR · In a cave in Indonesia, archaeologists have uncovered a stunning ancient painting of a hunting party that is thousands of years older than similar works found in Europe.
 

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December 12, 2019 | WVPB · Chicago’s original recipe band, The Claudettes, made its first appearance on Mountain Stage at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.
 

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December 12, 2019 | NPR · A task force on diversity and inclusivity led by Time’s Up executive Tina Tchen made sweeping recommendations that could transform the Recording Academy.
 

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December 12, 2019 | WXPN-FM · The Pretenders’ frontwoman reunites with Marius de Vries 20 years after Eye of the Beholder for her latest album, a series of jazzy reinterpretations of rock songs.
 

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