The American Red Cross is distributing bottled water to residents of the southern Colorado town San Luis, after the town’s drinking water supply tested positive for E. coli…A State Senate bill was rejected in committee today along party lines that would have extended exemptions for car emissions testing…and, the Colorado state Senate has given preliminary approval to a Democrat-sponsored measure that would require hospitals to tell patients if they refuse to perform certain procedures on moral or religious grounds.

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · The plaintiffs say random stops are up, and unfairly focus on blacks and Latinos. The police chief says his force doesn’t have a practice of stop and frisk, and citizen complaints are down.
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · The administration will not direct public schools to allow students to use facilities that match their gender identities. It notes the primary role of state and local districts in education policy.
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · In the Civil War’s waning years, African-Americans trying to find lost loved ones used classified ads in newspapers. More than 900 of these notices are now accessible via an online database.
 

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February 22, 2017 | NPR · The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minn., is the largest mall in the United States, and it is now looking for a writer-in-residence.
 

February 22, 2017 | NPR · Late night TV shows heavy on sharp satire of President Donald Trump are scoring well in the ratings. NPR takes a look at the phenomenon.
 

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February 22, 2017 | FA · Set amid the political swirl of late ’60s Chicago, Emil Ferris’ graphic novel debut reflects on race, class, gender and the holocaust. Critic John Powers says readers won’t want to put it down.
 

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February 23, 2017 | NPR · It’s rare for a band to make a comeback album like Last Place that stands up alongside its best work.
 

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February 23, 2017 | NPR · Nigerian singer Eno Williams has crafted a collection of irresistible, multidimensional anthems that reach far beyond the borders of geography, music and emotion.
 

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February 23, 2017 | NPR · The Los Angeles band’s distinct sound includes touches of Rio de Janeiro’s tropicalia, Lima’s cumbia, and American soul and funk.
 

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