Colorado lawmakers have approved a request to proceed with an emergency audit of online public schools in the state…and, Colorado’s congressional delegation has left Washington for a week home after sealing a last-minute deal to avoid a government shutdown.

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February 19, 2018 | NPR · Aleksandr Krushelnitckii finished third in the mixed-doubles curling tournament, competing with his wife and teammate, Anastasia Bryzgalova. Now he’s the subject of an investigation.
 

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February 19, 2018 | WFCR-FM · A microscope that clips on to your phone’s camera can detect bacteria, such as salmonella or E. coli, even in tiny amounts. But the technology can’t yet distinguish between good and bad bacteria.
 

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February 19, 2018 | NPR · Raqqa may be cleared of ISIS fighters, but hidden throughout the city are thousands of hidden bombs. U.S. special forces and Syrians are training young men to disarm them.
 

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February 19, 2018 | NPR · The Dutch artist painted scores of self-portraits, but they weren’t exactly flattering. Casting director Margery Simkin thinks he could have played the manager of a baseball team.
 

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February 18, 2018 | NPR · Rhiannon Navin’s Only Child, a novel about the aftermath of a school shooting came out shortly before a fatal school shooting in Florida. NPR’s Michel Martin talks to Navin about overcoming tragedy.
 

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February 18, 2018 | NPR · The Bible’s famous verse and chapter structure is relatively recent — and surprisingly unpopular. And a new version out now aims to make it more approachable by structuring it like any other book.
 

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February 19, 2018 | NPR · Turnstile leans into its psychedelic tendencies, turning the turnt-up hardcore band into a lush studio experiment.
 

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February 19, 2018 | NPR · One of the greatest to ever bless the mic treated the Tiny Desk audience to an office block party.
 

February 18, 2018 | NPR · For Black History Month, Alt.Latino offers up some new Latin music with African roots.
 

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