The state senate cleared a bill today that would create a smart phone app for locally owned businesses…Colorado Senate Democrats rejected a Republican attempt to allow businesses to use deadly force against suspected intruders…and, President Barack Obama will speak to graduating Air Force Academy cadets at the school’s commencement in May.

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February 19, 2020 | NPR · “Profane swearing” has been illegal in the commonwealth since 1792. The repeal now awaits the governor’s signature.
 

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February 19, 2020 | NPR · Six candidates made the cut for the Las Vegas showdown, including former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who has never made the debate stage before.
 

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February 19, 2020 | NPR · Doctors wanted to ensure they didn’t compromise parts of the brain necessary for playing the violin, so they asked their musician patient to play for them mid-operation.
 

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February 19, 2020 | FA · A jaunty new 10-part series plays as an amped-up comic book, blending an old-school revenge saga with a grim history lesson. Hunters exhibits a desire to be inventive that doesn’t always pay off.
 

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February 19, 2020 | NPR · The Washington Post’s Philip Kennicott suffered his mother’s harsh words and actions throughout childhood. His book is partly a need to acknowledge her “sadness and anger and unaccountable rages.”
 

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February 19, 2020 | NPR · The annual award, doled out in partnership with NPR, honors fiction that doesn’t shy from grappling with thorny social issues. Just one of the five books remaining will win $35,000 come April.
 

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February 19, 2020 | NPR · Doctors wanted to ensure they didn’t compromise parts of the brain necessary for playing the violin, so they asked their musician patient to play for them mid-operation.
 

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February 19, 2020 | NPR · The young rapper, who had just released his second mixtape, Meet The Woo 2, was reportedly killed in the early morning on Wednesday.
 

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February 19, 2020 | NPR · The Loft, a party that David Mancuso first threw at his Manhattan home 50 years ago, seeded a community — and cemented a belief system that continues to reverberate.
 

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