Republicans at the state house say a bill that’s costing Colorado nearly $165,000 every day it doesn’t pass will soon be debated on the floor. The non-controversial measure has been sitting on the calendar for weeks. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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March 30, 2017 | NPR · A cluster of neurons connects breathing and emotion centers in mouse brains, researchers say. If this turns out to be true in humans, it could explain how controlled breathing calms the mind.
 

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March 30, 2017 | NPR · Beirut is peaceful now, but political divisions still run deep — and people are still hesitant to look back on the civil war years of the 1970s and 1980s.
 

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March 30, 2017 | KCRW · In a highlight of its live set for KCRW, the Los Angeles indie-pop group plays the first single from Plural.
 

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