A federal review of Colorado’s Medicaid program found significant delays in determining applicants’ eligibility….and, two bear attacks in the Aspen backcountry over the weekend have wildlife officials warning people to be cautious as the area braces for roadside camping during this week’s bike race.

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · After relinquishing his majority leader post, Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he wants to make room for his successor to take over his Virginia seat in November.
 

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the rate for July was little changed from June’s 6.1 percent.
 

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · The decision was a technical one. The court said there was no quorum when parliament voted on the measure, which punished some acts of homosexuality with life in prison.
 

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Writer Andrew Solomon dives into his childhood to describe moments of great adversity, and how they helped him build identity.
 

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay was raised by the state. He talks about the empty space where his family should have been.
 

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Journalist Jennifer Senior says the goal of raising happy children is so elusive it has put modern, middle-class parents into a panic. She says there’s no right way to parent.
 

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Los Rakas, Jorge Drexler, Viento Callejero and other musicians join co-host Felix Contreras to discuss their latest musical projects.
 

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Our regular puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring fills and intros from Spillway drummer Matt Sokol. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.
 

July 31, 2014 | NPR · Harvest Records used to be known for having a strong link to the progressive rock sound of 1970s London. After laying dormant for years, the label is back, and looking for a new identity.
 

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