Visible smoke rose over the weekend from the Waldo Canyon burn area. Fire officials say they expect this, especially with the hot temperatures and lack of recent rainfall…

President Barack Obama yesterday visited the University of Colorado Hospital to meet with family members of the victims of Friday’s mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater…

A Colorado film buff who witnessed the mass shooting at the screening of the Dark Knight Rises, urges people to use the tragedy to make the world a better place.

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · An estimated 14,000 people survived April’s earthquake in Nepal with serious injuries. NPR’s Rachel Martin gets a picture of medical conditions there from American E.R. doctor Bianca Grecu-Jacobs.
 

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · Another man and a woman were rescued from wreckage in a village a full week after the devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake that has more than 7,000.
 

NPR
May 3, 2015 | NPR · Many of Nepal’s historic treasures crumbled in last week’s earthquake. But generations of wood and stone carvers have spawned a tradition that all but guarantees that monuments will be revived.
 

Arts & Life

May 3, 2015 | NPR · Each word provided is an anagram of something you might see in a kitchen. For example, “skin” is an anagram of “sink.”
 

May 3, 2015 | NPR · Orson Welles, born 100 years ago this week, is well-known for breaking new ground in theater and film. But, as author Colin Fleming tells NPR’s Rachel Martin, he also did significant work in radio.
 

May 3, 2015 | NPR · Have you ever stared at a piece of art and thought, I just don’t get it? Artist Grayson Perry gives NPR’s Rachel Martin the answers to questions about art that some are too embarrassed to ask.
 

Music

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · The singer and pianist went from busking on the streets of Paris to eliciting Nina Simone comparisons and headlining sold-out shows, but he says he’s just lucky to be able to express himself.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 3, 2015 | NPR · “Boy, the truth of that song really came out,” says the 71-year-old soul artist and former lead singer of The Persuasions. He spent three months in a hospital due to an infected esophagus.
 

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May 3, 2015 | NPR · “The idea was not to tear him down, nor was it to put him on a pedestal,” says director Brett Morgen. Instead, executive producer Frances Bean Cobain told Morgen to “make it honest.”
 

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