Colorado Springs Councilman Tim Leigh is seeking an investigation into the practices at city-owned Memorial Health System, according to the Gazette…The Colorado Senate moved a bill out of the education committee unanimously last week that would allow indigenous languages to be taught by experts of federally recognized tribes…and, The Defense Department says an Air Force officer from Colorado Springs is among four people killed when a military plane crashed in Djibouti.

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · The nation’s crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one prominent economist. And it’s rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
 

February 11, 2016 | FA · New Yorker writer Jill Lepore examines the history of polling in America. She tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross that today’s polls may be less reliable — and more influential — than ever before.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · Three of the last four armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have surrendered, according to one man — David Fry — who is refusing to give himself up to the FBI.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · We take a look as February 14 approaches at some of the less romantic movies you could add to your schedule.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · Following the White House sex scandal of the 1990s, Monica Lewinsky endured public shame and trauma. Now, she is speaking out about it as a way to help others in similar circumstances.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · Astronomer and cosmologist Lord Martin Rees asks whether our species will endure despite the many existential threats we face.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · This might be the most desperately intense song in the emo band’s catalog, and that’s saying a lot.
 

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February 11, 2016 | KCRW · Watch the Kentucky-bred garage-rock band perform “Trouble” live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
 

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February 11, 2016 | NPR · What unfolds in a strange clip for “Mothers of the Sun” by the Vancouver psych rock group is really anybody’s guess, but one thing is certain: it is a monstrously good rock anthem.
 

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