Restrictions to caves and abandoned mines on national forests and grasslands in five western states, including Colorado, have been extended for a year…and, millions of acres in Colorado are the subject of debate in Congress. The federal land is off limits for development, but that may be changing soon.

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · Back from a Liberia trip, the patient developed Ebola-like symptoms. One hospital sent him home. A few days later he ended up in an Ebola isolation ward and died. What went wrong?
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · The Twitter campaign was born out of the controversy around the lack of diverse voices in the event’s panels. This year, one organizer says, the first panel they booked was with that campaign.
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · The Marines are conducting a yearlong experiment aimed at settling whether women can handle the punishing world of ground combat. The goal is to create gender-neutral physical standards.
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · Mackenzie Davis, lead actress in the AMC show, says she’s more interested in the story of an underdog woman than of a “damaged, white, middle-class male figuring out his dreams.”
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · The Twitter campaign was born out of the controversy around the lack of diverse voices in the event’s panels. This year, one organizer says, the first panel they booked was with that campaign.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · Chinese writers and publishers are being celebrated this week at BookExpo America — the industry’s largest trade event in North America. Free speech advocates are supporting silenced Chinese writers.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · With their new album, Monterey, The Milk Carton Kids are hoping to be a part of your summer driving songs.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · Mapfumo’s powerful political messages led the superstar to seek asylum in the U.S. Critic Banning Eyre has written a new biography of the singer and bandleader.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · From a jazz-infused Spanish fandango to Afghan hip-hop and hot swing from London (by way of the Lower East Side), this month’s roundup is full of surprising juxtapositions.
 

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