The Colorado Department of Health is monitoring the impact of several wildfires in southern Colorado, for now, shifting some attention away from the ongoing Arizona fires that have created hazy skies in the past week…and, several airlines have agreed to remove excess-bag fees for the military after a Brighton soldier and a buddy posted a video on the Internet complaining that Delta Air Lines made their unit pay $2,800 for extra checked bags.

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February 12, 2016 | NPR · The annual event invites bird-watchers of all levels to count the birds in their backyards, and submit the data to researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.
 

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February 12, 2016 | NPR · Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill are meeting in Havana, Cuba. It’s the first time leaders of the two churches have met since a schism 1,000 years ago divided Christianity.
 

February 12, 2016 | NPR · Behind the headlines and news conferences announcing the discovery were decades of hard work, hundreds of scientists and more than a billion dollars in taxpayer funds.
 

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February 12, 2016 | NPR · A War is a contender for the best foreign film Oscar. It’s about a soldier in Afghanistan placed in an impossible situation, and NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it brings the big questions home.
 

February 12, 2016 | NPR · Bordertown is about two families on both sides of the immigration debate. One is a white border patrol agent and his family and the other is a Mexican-American immigrant family.
 

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February 12, 2016 | NPR · How will Aaron Sorkin’s rapid-fire dialogue fit with Harper Lee’s tale of racism and justice in the South?
 

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February 12, 2016 | NPR · The Colbert bandleader sings “What A Wonderful World” in a 2011 session with guest host Jon Weber.
 

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February 12, 2016 | NPR · Maybe this is all part of some performance-art piece we’ve been unwittingly sucked into. But either way, it seems to be working.
 

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February 12, 2016 | NPR · A career-long hitmaker, Warren knows how to write about intimacy and heartbreak. But when she collaborated with Lady Gaga for a song about sexual assault, it unlocked a few stories she’d never shared.
 

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