Some politicians are already calling for stricter gun laws nationally in the wake of last week’s deadly shootings in Aurora, but several Colorado lawmakers say it’s still too soon to say what the policy impacts could be…

The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation says the death of astronaut Sally Ride means the loss of a truly inspiring leader.

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Elephants Without Borders
August 31, 2016 | NPR · A census of African savanna elephants in 15 countries between 2007 and 2014 found the population decreased by 144,000 animals.
 

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August 31, 2016 | NPR · John Otis first covered Venezuela 19 years ago and has returned many times since. On Wednesday, while on assignment for NPR, he was stopped from entering the country ahead of a huge opposition rally.
 

August 31, 2016 | NPR · After the high court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, North Carolina and other states enacted laws that critics said were aimed at making it harder for minorities to vote.
 

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August 31, 2016 | NPR · Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me follows the country singer’s goodbye tour and his decline from Alzheimer’s disease. NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to director James Keach and Campbell’s wife, Kim Campbell.
 

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August 31, 2016 | NPR · TV has a bad guy problem. The rise of morally ambiguous anti-heroes like Tony Soprano has pushed chewier, more melodramatic villains aside. What we gained in nuance, we lost in sheer, hiss-worthy fun.
 

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August 31, 2016 | NPR · Historical events both real (the 1968 Democratic Convention, Occupy Wall Street) and imagined come to life in this novel. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says it will make you laugh and break your heart.
 

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August 31, 2016 | NPR · In Episode 3 of Noteworthy, go behind the scenes with one of Europe’s fastest rising pop stars as she prepares for her introduction to the United States: a performance on The Tonight Show.
 

August 31, 2016 | NPR · Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me follows the country singer’s goodbye tour and his decline from Alzheimer’s disease. NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to director James Keach and Campbell’s wife, Kim Campbell.
 

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August 31, 2016 | WXPN · The Brooklyn quintet’s new record, Otero War, is a concept album whose songs nevertheless stand on their own. Hear a live performance.
 

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