A wildfire along the Colorado-New Mexico border has burned about 5000 acres…and, efforts to change federal law and protect groups willing to clean up polluting mines from legal liability have hit a snag.

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August 21, 2017 | NPR · Relief organizations can barely cope with today’s famine and refugee crises. Are they ready for the next era of humanitarian emergencies?
 

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August 21, 2017 | NPR · After a none-too-restful “working vacation,” President Trump is back in the White House today. He’s planning a prime-time address to the country on his latest strategy for the war in Afghanistan.
 

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August 21, 2017 | NPR · The move is the latest in a tit-for-tat between Washington and Moscow triggered by U.S. sanctions on Russia for its interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
 

Arts & Life

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August 21, 2017 | NPR · In “Beyond the Wall,” beardy bros go on a wight-hunt and struggle to get to know one another. Luckily, in this penultimate episode of Season 7, they find the perfect ice-breaker.
 

August 20, 2017 | NPR · Funny man George Wallace remembers how comedian and activist Dick Gregory opened the door for black comics to enter the mainstream. Gregory died Saturday at age 84.
 

August 20, 2017 | NPR · Sue Grafton’s latest novel is the second to last in a series spanning A to Z and 35 years worth of best-selling murder mysteries featuring fictional female detective Kinsey Millhone.
 

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August 21, 2017 | NPR · Having cycled through a full generation of performers (not to mention audience), how does the grandpa of festival culture compete in the Coachella-sized market it helped create?
 

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August 21, 2017 | NPR · One of hip-hop’s most revered producers brings his songs to life behind the Tiny Desk, with the help of a four-piece band.
 

August 20, 2017 | NPR · While watching the total eclipse, folks might want to follow along with some toe-tapping music about the sun, stars and moon. We’ve got the playlist for the wondrous sky event.
 

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