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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March 3, 2015 | NPR · Anyone found breaking the new law in Maharashtra state could face up to five years in prison.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · An estimated 1.6 billion people — many of them in the developing world — pay bribes for public services, according to a new book. The alternative may be no health care and no education.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · The Israeli prime minister has warned about the dangers of the Iranian nuclear program for two decades. He has shaped the debate, but will he influence the final outcome?
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges’ biggest problems: costs and admissions.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · T. Geronimo Johnson’s latest follows four Berkeley students who take an American history class that leads to disaster. It’s an ambitious book about race that wants to say something big about America.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · Hell is actually a bureaucracy in Simon Kurt Unsworth’s debut novel. Reviewer Jason Heller says the tale of a demonic murder investigation starts strong but gets mired in the details of infernal life.
 

Music

March 3, 2015 | NPR · Keepnews co-founded two of the most important independent record labels of the 1950s and ’60s. The Grammy-winning producer passed away Sunday. He spoke to Terry Gross in 1988.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · On All Songs Considered this week, we share another great batch of tunes, including new work from Beyonce’s collaborator Boots and a brand new song from the great Bill Fay.
 

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March 3, 2015 | NPR · These Dublin upstarts, one of SXSW 2015′s must-see guitar bands, covered Blawan’s underground techno hit, and it actually works.
 

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