Governor John Hickenlooper is backing off plans to privatize the state chartered worker’s compensation agency…A Colorado House committee expected to take on a proposal aimed at trans fats in schools has delayed discussion without explanation…and, a major winter storm is spreading across Colorado, bringing warnings of heavy snow across the state and blizzards on the Eastern Plains. The Colorado Department of Transportation is urging motorists to travel with winter safety kits, which include a crank or battery powered radio, a survival blanket or sleeping bag, and extra food and water.

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · Patrick Soon-Shiong takes over the Los Angeles Times on Monday. He said he hopes it will be perceived “not just as a regional paper, but indeed a national paper and hopefully an international paper.”
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there’s insufficient proof for its effectiveness.
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said “we will not apologize” for enforcing immigration law. Former first lady Laura Bush said the administration’s zero-tolerance policy “breaks my heart.”
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · Mary Shelley’s timeless novel gave us not only an enduring trope — the misunderstood monster — but an equally enduring way to talk about what happens when human knowledge outpaces responsibility.
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · In his new book Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture, Ken Jennings takes humor seriously, tracing how comedy infiltrated every aspect of our lives — and what it’s doing to us.
 

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June 17, 2018 | NPR · This Father’s Day, we celebrate what our dads have taught us, from how to run to being a good listener.
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · Watch the 20-year-old star perform acoustic versions of “Location,” “Saved” and “Young Dumb & Broke.”
 

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June 18, 2018 | NPR · Growing up, Josiah Wise says, he was closeted because he didn’t have the language to express himself. His new album is intended to put words to his identity that go beyond sex and attraction.
 

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June 17, 2018 | NPR · Brown University doctoral students Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama submitted an outstanding entry in this year’s NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest. Together, they make up No-No Boy, the duo that presents the Asian-American experience through song.
 

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