Colorado’s chief justice has issued a directive requiring free interpreters for all court proceedings….and, Colorado Senator Mark Udall is among a handful of senators joining a video campaign aimed at reassuring bullied gay teenagers that life will get better for them.

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April 28, 2015 | NPR · “It would be so much more convenient if the earthquake would send us an email in advance with all the details of its arrival,” a fearful Lucas told his mother the journalist.
 

Hillary Clinton campaign
April 28, 2015 | NPR · The Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign logo was snickered at. But it’s shown versatility, morphing to include backgrounds of Iowa, New Hampshire and, on Tuesday, to support gay marriage.
 

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April 28, 2015 | NPR · While the Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage, LGBT activists are lobbying state legislatures to include them in anti-discrimination laws.
 

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April 28, 2015 | NPR · Readers eager to catch up with the Iowa farming family Jane Smiley introduced in Some Luck will enjoy the latest installment, which follows the five children off the farm and into the postwar era.
 

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April 28, 2015 | NPR · A new book looks at the female soldiers who served alongside elite special operations units in Afghanistan in order to connect with a population that was off-limits to male soldiers: Afghan women.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try deep-fried cheese curds. They’re a regional specialty and the reason we haven’t left the Midwest.
 

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April 28, 2015 | NPR · After surviving homelessness, poverty and years of busking to get noticed, Paris-based singer Benjamin Clementine has come to appreciate life’s golden rule.
 

Mountain Stage
April 28, 2015 | NPR · In 2008, the Swedish indie folk singer made his Mountain Stage debut with his own music —and covers of Massive Attack and Kylie Minogue.
 

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April 28, 2015 | NPR · Curious what 10 of our favorite public radio hosts had playing on repeat this month? Hear new music from Other Lives, The Fireworks, Hiatus Kaiyote and more. Also: what NOT to do on Twitter.
 

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