The Colorado Department of Agriculture, or CDA, is managing funds set aside by the United States Department of Agriculture for partially reimbursing farmers for organic certifications…The owners of a leaking uranium mine west of Denver are rerouting Ralston Creek to avoid toxic waste…and, a new zipline is being built at the scenic Royal Gorge in Southern Colorado that will be one of the highest in the world.

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July 24, 2017 | NPR · Critics say the two controversial measures would have undermined the independence of the judiciary. Poland has seen days of demonstrations across the country against the legislation.
 

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July 24, 2017 | NPR · Kushner states that during the presidential campaign he had “hardly any” contact with Russia representatives. He is set to participate in a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.
 

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July 24, 2017 | NPR · In a wired world, summer camp is one of the last phone-free zones. But campers, staff and especially parents don’t always appreciate the message.
 

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July 24, 2017 | NPR · In “Stormborn,” lots of long-hoarded information was finally shared, and in a massive sea battle, buckles got gruesomely swashed.
 

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · Alisyn Camerota’s book is about a political newcomer fresh from Hollywood facing off against a female senator. But 2016 similarities aside, the CNN anchor says she wrote it long before the election.
 

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July 23, 2017 | NPR · Sam Kean’s funny, conversational new book reminds us not to take the air we breathe for granted — our atmosphere can tell stories about everything from dinosaurs and Julius Caesar to space flight.
 

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July 24, 2017 | NPR · Half a century ago, they were a folk-rock power couple. Now they reunite with a tribute to the late Leonard Cohen.
 

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July 24, 2017 | NPR · James Mercer, the emotional and creative heart of The Shins, gives a moving performance at the Tiny Desk, with two new songs and a classic from the band’s 2003 album Chutes Too Narrow.
 

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July 24, 2017 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · Tepfer sees jazz as the pursuit of freedom within a framework — a premise that underlies his work with improvisational algorithms and a Yamaha Disklavier. He unpacks the project in this video.
 

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