The fund that pays out unemployment benefits in Colorado has been in the red for the past year, but legislative economists say things are starting to turn around…Marathon Oil Company has agreed to pay nearly $150,000 over a fluid spill near Parachute…The Colorado state veterinarian says a horse virus that started showing up this spring has been contained…and, off-road enthusiasts want to open more Colorado public lands up for ATVs, dirt bikes and snow mobiles.

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · The European Court of Human Rights said Poland broke the European human rights convention by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two terrorism suspects in secret prisons on its soil.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · The problem in the U.S. State Department system could cause problems for millions of people worldwide who are awaiting travel documents.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Is this 2014 or 1348? The plague — yes, the infamous Black Death — was reported in China and Colorado. It’s the same disease as the Middle Ages pandemic. Only now we know how to treat it.
 

Arts & Life

July 24, 2014 | NPR · Why do we call them “French fries” even though they aren’t French? When you’re done pondering that question, you’ll find that all answers in this final round contain nationalities.
 

July 24, 2014 | NPR · There’s a trivia storm in the forecast: All the answers in this quiz are celebrities and characters whose names are weather-related. Which poet’s travels were blocked by ice crystals? Robert Frost!
 

July 24, 2014 | NPR · Geography rocks! Jonathan Coulton sings songs by classic rock bands named after cities, states, countries and continents, while rewriting the lyrics to hint at the locations.
 

Music

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Join us as we walk through New York’s Spanish Harlem alongside DJ Turmix. He gives us a tour of El Barrio and one of the amazing musical genres born there: Boogaloo.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · The video for the teenage duo Maddie & Tae’s first single, “Girl In A Country Song,” cheerfully turns the tables on the cartoonish macho tendencies of so much recent country music.
 

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July 24, 2014 | WXPN · Accomplished musician, producer and Latin music expert Rachel Faro joins us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fania Records.
 

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