Two more people have died in Colorado and one in Kansas in cases linked to a listeria outbreak, which raises the death toll to 18 nationally…and, the Garden of the Gods has been designated as one of the 10 Great Public Spaces for 2011 by the American Planning Association as part of the organization’s Great Places in America Project.

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October 8, 2015 | NPR · One U.S. official said the cruise missiles were launched from warships in the Caspian Sea. It was unclear where the missiles landed in Iran or if they caused any damage.

October 8, 2015 | NPR · Berkeley, Calif., passed a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages in 2014. Researchers say soda prices went up three months after it was implemented — a first step toward reducing consumption.

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October 8, 2015 | NPR · To be nominated for speaker, Kevin McCarthy would have just needed a majority of House Republicans’ votes, but getting through a vote with the full House would have been a much higher hurdle.

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October 8, 2015 | NPR · Fiston Mwanza Mujila’s novel, Tram 83, is a freewheeling tale about life in an imaginary place inspired by the author’s home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Critic John Powers has a review.

October 8, 2015 | NPR · British artist Andy Goldsworthy’s sculptures melt and decay. “It’s not about art,” he says. “It’s just about life, and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last.”

October 8, 2015 | NPR · West Egg on a Seabiscuit with Lady Marmalade―yum! For our final round, every correct answer is a word, phrase, or proper noun that contains the name of a breakfast food or beverage.


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October 8, 2015 | NPR · The twin sisters bring a long playlist to Alt.Latino, turning this week’s episode into a singalong.

October 8, 2015 | KCRW · Watch the live debut of “Life Like This,” from Vile’s most introspective and confident album yet.

October 8, 2015 | NPR · Friday would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday. So for this week’s Throw Back Thursday we’re sharing a live webcast we did in 2003 about the so-called “Lost Beatles tapes.”

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