The state’s nearly two-week trial on congressional redistricting officially finished today. Attorneys delivered their closing arguments and a final decision will be left to a Denver district judge…The Colorado Department of Revenue says the state’s tax amnesty program has collected more than $800,000 since it began last month…and, The University of Denver has been selected to host the first of three presidential debates next year.

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May 25, 2015 | NPR · The deal would make the combined company a major rival to Comcast Corp. Comcast last month abandoned its own bid for Time Warner following concerns raised by the Justice Department.
 

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May 25, 2015 | NPR · The president called Arlington National Cemetery “more than a final resting place for fallen heroes.” It is, he said, “a reflection of America itself.”
 

May 25, 2015 | NPR · In an interview Sunday with CNN, Ash Carter said Iraqi forces lacked the “will to fight” ISIS in Anbar Province and its capital, Ramadi.
 

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May 25, 2015 | NPR · “I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we’re not supposed to see,” says photographer David Jay. “And we need to see them because we created them.”
 

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May 24, 2015 | NPR · “I’ve never accused myself of being manly,” Offerman says, noting his real-life persona is different from his Parks and Recreation character. His book is a set of essays about people who inspire him.
 

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May 24, 2015 | NPR · Meara, who was married to Jerry Stiller and mom to Ben Stiller, had roles on Rhoda, Alf, Sex and the City and The King of Queens.
 

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May 24, 2015 | NPR · More than three decades after Pancho & Lefty, the country titans pair up again, this time for an album that puts eclecticism front and center.
 

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May 24, 2015 | NPR · The gospel-punk band’s self-titled debut couches its invective in feedback, guitar noise, bruising drum machines and Franklin James Fisher’s guttural howls.
 

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May 24, 2015 | NPR · On its fourth album, Dawes calls from deep inside the feedback loop of love’s aftermath. Throughout All Your Favorite Bands, singer Taylor Goldsmith takes full advantage of the dramatic possibilities.
 

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