The Colorado Department of Corrections, or the DOC, announced yesterday they will be closing Colorado State Penitentiary II in Canon City. The Canon City Daily Record reports there will be a town hall meeting tonight to discuss the closure…and, Residents on Colorado’s eastern plains are trying to determine the extent of damage and the number of farm animals killed following Sunday’s wildfire.

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January 27, 2020 | NPR · A U.S. official tells NPR that two people died when the aircraft went down in Ghazni province. The official blamed mechanical problems — but the Taliban claim to have shot it down.
 

January 27, 2020 | NPR · Watch as experts on income inequality discuss a recent NPR poll that is notable for capturing the views of the top 1% of earners in America. The webcast will be livestreamed at 12 p.m. ET Monday.
 

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January 27, 2020 | NPR · “This is a fairly regular occurrence, small rocket attacks or mortars fired into the Green Zone, but they very rarely actually hit the embassy. This one did,” NPR’s Jane Arraf reports.
 

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January 27, 2020 | NPR · In a night when Eilish, the youngest artist to win Album and Record of the year, might have otherwise been the whole story, the Recording Academy could not quite put its recent scandals behind it.
 

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January 26, 2020 | NPR · Stephen Wright’s new novel is a darkly funny satire of American consumer culture, set in a Day-Glo alternate reality that’s unsettlingly close to our own. It’s an exhausting but unforgettable read.
 

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January 27, 2020 | NPR · The fast-rising teenager from Jamaica just won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album, making her the first woman and youngest artist to ever win in the category.
 

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January 27, 2020 | NPR · In a night when Eilish, the youngest artist to win Album and Record of the year, might have otherwise been the whole story, the Recording Academy could not quite put its recent scandals behind it.
 

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January 26, 2020 | NPR · Lizzo and Billie Eilish are among the artists who won trophies at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, presented on Jan. 26, 2020.
 

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