Colorado voters overwhelmingly struck down Proposition 103. The measure would’ve temporarily increased sales and income taxes for public education. Proponents said the proposal would’ve helped restore deep education cuts and bring much needed money back into the classroom. Opponents argued that now was the wrong time to increase taxes. Bente Birkeland has more from Denver.

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March 26, 2019 | NPR · A letter from the Department of Justice announced the shift, in support of a district court judge’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional. The case will likely end up in the Supreme Court.
 

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March 26, 2019 | NPR · The television star, who is black and gay, had been accused of filing a false police report that he was a victim of a possible hate crime. Now, his lawyers say “his record as been wiped clean.”
 

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March 25, 2019 | FA · J.M. Berger, who studies extremist movements, warns that white nationalism is a growing phenomenon worldwide — with many in the movement drawing inspiration from President Trump.
 

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March 26, 2019 | NPR · Jesse Mac Cormack’s song “Give a Chance,” follows humans making their way across the ordeals of life — with rope as a metaphor — towards that proverbial light that everyone tries to have in them.
 

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March 26, 2019 | NPR · At 83, reggae king Lee “Scratch” Perry has just made a brilliant record. Hear that, plus the daydreamy music of Radiator Hospital, the astonishing sounds of The Comet Is Coming and more.
 

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March 26, 2019 | NPR · The beloved Americana duo is back with its first new album in a decade. Hear two early cuts from it, “War Child” and “Spittin’ On Fire.”
 

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