Governor John Hickenlooper released his blueprint for economic development at a redevelopment site in Denver today…and, a state board charged with approving ballot measures OK’d an initiative that would repeal a gay-marriage ban placed in the state constitution by voters in 2006. The board also rejected new challenges to a proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

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July 27, 2016 | NPR · A high-profile honor killing has led to calls for stronger laws. But a gang-rape victim who’s spent 14 years fighting for justice says laws are undercut by ages-old feudal traditions against women.
 

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July 27, 2016 | NPR · Both countries have strong militaries wary of conservative Muslim politicians. But as a wealthier, more middle-class country, Turkey rose up when elements of the military tried to take over.
 

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July 27, 2016 | NPR · Bill Clinton had a formidable challenge on Tuesday: to sell the American people on one of the most disliked politicians in political history.
 

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July 27, 2016 | NPR · Minicomics are kind of a relic — few artists now want to go to the trouble of printing and distributing paper comics. But there are still a few out there that are worth the trouble of hunting down.
 

July 26, 2016 | NPR · Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and ’60s for products ranging from Campbell’s Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
 

July 26, 2016 | NPR · As TV dramas get better and better, publishers are getting into the game with serialized fiction. Some are even referring to what they publish as “episodes” and “seasons” rather than “books.”
 

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July 27, 2016 | opbmusic · The characters in Walker’s song revolve like celestial bodies around a neighborhood dive bar. A “blitzkrieg celebration” in a Chicago neighborhood on the Fourth of July serves as the video’s locale.
 

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July 27, 2016 | NPR · The folk-pop band builds mountains out of sensitive harmony lines at the Newport Folk Festival. Kam Franklin of Houston soul band The Suffers joined them on a Woody Guthrie-Wilco cover.
 

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July 27, 2016 | NPR · “These are the smallest songs you’ll hear at this folk festival this year, I think,” Shelley said of her set with guitarist Nathan Salsburg. Small songs, perhaps, but each one contained a world.
 

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