Poor Coloradoans are more likely to die younger than the state’s wealthiest residents, according to a recent study by the University of Washington…and, artist Christo’s plan to hang nearly six miles worth of fabric over parts of the Arkansas River along U.S. Route 50 is largely intact under a version that federal land managers have identified as the preferred alternative for the project.

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July 1, 2015 | NPR · Hillary Clinton’s campaign says it raised more than $45 million in its opening quarter. She’s the first major candidate to announce fundraising numbers.
 

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July 1, 2015 | NPR · The two countries have agreed to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana. President Obama calls it a historic step forward after 50 years of hostilities.
 

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July 1, 2015 | NPR · This oral history of the Back to the Future movies offers a wealth of fascinating historical trivia — but critic Genevieve Valentine says it’s carefully broad scope can mean a lack of sharp analysis.
 

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June 30, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The saxophonist’s latest album is dedicated to the memory of his 6-year-old daughter, killed in the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. His quartet performs the genre-spanning music in concert.
 

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