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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January 29, 2020 | KHN · With the Iowa caucus and major primaries just weeks away, many voters say they’re still confused about how presidential candidates differ on health care. Here’s a guide to key issues and terms.
 

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January 29, 2020 | NPR · “The whole plane erupted in cheers when the crew said, ‘Welcome home to the United States,’ ” according to Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer.
 

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January 29, 2020 | NPR · As private companies race into orbit, some experts in satellite operations say there isn’t enough public infrastructure to keep all the satellites safe.
 

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January 29, 2020 | NPR · There are more than 70 shorts showing at The Sundance Film Festival this year. “It’s a stamp of approval, but it’s also this incredible community you get welcomed into,” says director Bridget Moloney.
 

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January 29, 2020 | NPR · In her new memoir, Straight tells the story of the women in her family—her Swiss-German blood relatives and her African American, Indigenous and Creole in-laws who crossed the U.S. to settle in Calif.
 

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January 28, 2020 | FA · A young woman grows increasingly uncomfortable working for a movie mogul reminiscent of Harvey Weinstein. The drama explores how easy it is for powerful people to exploit absolute authority.
 

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January 29, 2020 | NPR · Jimmy Eat World showed up to the NPR Music office all smiles and no guitars. They borrowed a couple acoustics, a gong and a tambourine for a heartfelt set that included “The Middle.”
 

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January 28, 2020 | FA · Rigby’s memoir, Girl to City, tracks how a Catholic girl from Pittsburgh became part of the New York punk scene — and invented and reinvented herself as a performer, songwriter and a mother.
 

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January 28, 2020 | NPR · “Rough. Funny. Expansive.” That’s how critic Greil Marcus described The Clash’s album on our program in 1980. We brought him back to ask if he stands by his original review.
 

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