A bill that would allow children of active duty military members to pay lower rates than out of state students has widespread bi-partisan support in the Colorado legislature…

A state house committee has approved 8-5 a proposal that aims to ban trans fats in school cafeterias and vending machines by 2013.

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AP
August 23, 2014 | NPR · Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama’s 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?
 

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · The United Nations special representative in Iraq describes the situation in Amerli, besieged by Islamic State militants, as one of “unspeakable suffering.”
 

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Pentagon officials have identified the Chinese interceptor that made a “dangerous intercept” of a U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft as an Su-27.
 

Arts & Life

Fox
August 23, 2014 | NPR · The Fox animated show Bob’s Burgers, which won the Emmy last weekend for Outstanding Animated Program, brings nuance and style to its female characters – particularly young Tina, who almost never was.
 

August 23, 2014 | NPR · The younger Scarry, also an illustrator, found a draft of Best Lowly Worm Book Ever! in his dad’s Swiss chalet. He says all that was missing was the final art, “so that’s what I did.”
 

August 22, 2014 | NPR · The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
 

Music

NPR
August 23, 2014 | NPR · A veteran of Little Joy and Los Hermanos, Amarante makes warm, tender music as a solo artist. Here, he strips songs from Cavalo down to their essence using just his voice and a guitar from the ’30s.
 

August 23, 2014 | NPR · You’re more likely to catch a reality show on MTV, than any music these days. As Spin editor Craig Marks tells NPR’s Scott Simon, the VMA awards on Sunday will play homage to television from the past.
 

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · In song after song on the Detroit artist’s genre-hopping full-length debut, one thing is consistent: a powerful, undeniable voice.
 

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