Colorado’s unemployment rate continues to slowly decline…and, state senators debated the role of government today and whether or not Colorado should help universities better coordinate college degrees with vacant jobs.

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July 7, 2015 | NPR · The man who provides the voice of Mr. Burns and many other characters had threatened to leave the show, which is heading into its 27th season.
 

July 7, 2015 | NPR · Authorities investigating the troubled state investment fund traced nearly $700 million into Prime Minister Najib Razak’s bank accounts, The Wall Street Journal reports.
 

July 7, 2015 | NPR · The fighter jet was based at Shaw Air Force Base and had been flying close to Joint Base Charleston at the time of the collision. The F-16 pilot safely ejected.
 

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July 7, 2015 | NPR · Contributors Glen Weldon and Chris Klimek break down the latest in the many-tentacled franchise that continues to employ its indispensable central action hero.
 

July 7, 2015 | NPR · Two new works of art — the documentary film Cartel Land and the novel The Cartel — shine a light on the seemingly endless drug war in Mexico. John Powers says both works are bleak, but gripping.
 

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July 7, 2015 | NPR · In Do I Sound Gay?, director David Thorpe searches for the origin of the so-called “gay voice” and documents his own attempts (with speech pathologist Susan Sankin) to sound “less gay.”
 

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July 7, 2015 | NPR · Ex-Hole drummer Patty Schemel powers the Brooklyn glam/garage trio in a surging, shredding kiss-off song.
 

July 7, 2015 | NPR · While Bob Boilen’s out, Katie Presley and All Songs intern Julian Ring are replaying their favorite episodes of the podcast. Today: A look back at the ’90s.
 

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July 7, 2015 | NPR · Films about music — including documentaries about Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone and Kurt Cobain — tend to focus on everything surrounding the ineffable art without delving deeply into its core.
 

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