Colorado is closing a second state prison in two years because of a declining inmate population. The state Department of Corrections says it will close Colorado State Penitentiary II in Canon City…The Yuma County sheriff is surveying damage after a wildfire swept 84 square miles on Colorado’s eastern plains, injuring three firefighters and destroying at least two homes….and, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will be front and center next week when the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of the federal healthcare overhaul.

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · After it began an air campaign against the so-called Islamic State, Turkey called a meeting of the 27 allies to raise the possibility of a need for NATO involvement.
 

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July 28, 2015 | KHN · Cancer patients who get what some people are calling prehabilitation can recover more quickly, early research suggests. Getting insurance to cover it can be tricky, though.
 

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · U.S. commodities — copper, corn, coal and more — are cheaper because of China’s economic cooling. Producers got caught up in China’s “teaser” demand for more of everything. It couldn’t last.
 

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · Austin Grossman’s new novel is half Lovecraftian horror, half thoughtful character study of a President Nixon who’s in charge of an alternate America built not on democracy, but on dark magic.
 

July 27, 2015 | NPR · NPR reviews the premiere of I Am Cait, E! network’s new reality series in which Caitlyn Jenner introduces her female identity to her family and explores transgender issues.
 

July 27, 2015 | NPR · Barry Crimmins mentored Bobcat Goldthwait when they were up-and-coming comics in the ’80s. A film directed by Goldthwait details their relationship — and the sexual abuse Crimmins suffered as a child.
 

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · A slightly creepy video for a song about a man succumbing to evil, set late at night in New York, from the band Imaginary People.
 

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · Designing classical album covers is hard. But being new to the music makes it easier for Denise Burt.
 

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · Let our panel of public radio hosts turn you on to new music by Raury, Dafnis Prieto, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Lianne La Havas and more.
 

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