A bill that would have allowed civil unions in Colorado failed in the Republican controlled house late last night despite having enough GOP votes to pass. It happened after a dramatic fallout on the chamber floor, when Republicans recessed the house for several hours as Democrats were trying to call up the bill. Bente (BEN tuh) Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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February 13, 2016 | NPR · On Saturday, 220,000 soldiers across Brazil are going door to door to raise awareness about the Zika virus, and promote mosquito control efforts that could slow the disease’s spread.
 

February 13, 2016 | NPR · The NBA’s All Star Game starts this weekend. NPR’s Linda Wertheimer and Howard Bryant of ESPN talk about the upcoming basketball exhibition, the Golden State Warriors and concussions in the NHL.
 

February 13, 2016 | NPR · Last year’s war in Ukraine dominated the Munich Security Conference. This year, Russia’s intervention in the Middle East has put the focus on Syria. Michele Kelemen speaks to NPR’s Linda Wertheimer.
 

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February 13, 2016 | NPR · Mark and Jay Duplass take a break from writing, directing, acting and producing to play a game called “Hating you is like hating myself.”
 

February 13, 2016 | NPR · In “The Vegetarian,” a young woman is tormented by violent dreams that drive her to give up meat. Author Han Kang says that extremes of human behavior compelled her to write the book.
 

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February 13, 2016 | NPR · “Life can change you on amazing trails if you let it,” Stewart says. His new memoir tells the story of those changes — and his complicated relationship with Annie Lennox.
 

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February 13, 2016 | NPR · Weekend Edition remembers Sam Spence, a longtime composer of rousing musical scores for NFL Films’ documentaries and highlight reels.
 

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February 13, 2016 | NPR · “Life can change you on amazing trails if you let it,” Stewart says. His new memoir tells the story of those changes — and his complicated relationship with Annie Lennox.
 

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February 13, 2016 | WXPN · Hear in-studio performances from “Best New Artist” contender Courtney Barnett and nine other World Cafe guests who are up for Grammys this Monday.
 

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