The U.S. Department of Agriculture says extreme drought conditions continue to expand over southern Colorado…Chaffee County Sheriff Pete Palmer says it’s a mystery why search teams have been unable to find two hikers who are missing on a trip…and, Colorado Springs City Council this week unanimously approved a decision to provide funding for reseeding and extra watering of many of the city’s parks.

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November 20, 2014 | NPR · Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll — two trillion dollars a year.
 

November 20, 2014 | NPR · The city of Montgomery, Ala., was sued by a group of people who said they were jailed when they couldn’t pay court fines and fees. Now the city has agreed to take steps to help those too poor to pay.
 

Intelligence Squared U.S.
November 20, 2014 | NPR · Several states allow doctors, in certain circumstances, to help terminally ill people end their lives. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
 

Arts & Life

November 20, 2014 | NPR · Robert Siegel remembers director and film icon Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at 83.
 

November 20, 2014 | NPR · In his short story collection, former Marine Phil Klay takes his experience in Iraq and clarifies it. On Wednesday, he won the National Book Award for fiction.
 

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November 20, 2014 | NPR · When journalist Alec MacGillis started looking into McConnell’s early politics, he says he was “startled” by how moderate the Republican used to be. The book traces McConnell’s shift to the right.
 

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November 20, 2014 | WXPN · KRVS’ Diego Martin makes the Cajun-Latin connection for World Cafe.
 

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November 20, 2014 | WXPN · The band plays a revved-up version of Cajun music, injected with punk energy and psychedelic fuzz.
 

KCRW
November 20, 2014 | KCRW · The former Rilo Kiley singer performs her new song “She’s Not Me” at Los Angeles’ Apogee Studios.
 

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