The University of Denver will make history tomorrow by becoming the first Colorado school to host a presidential debate. The face off between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney is expected to attract a massive television audience. DU officials say the excitement on campus is palpable, even if few students will actually get to see the debate in person. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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October 25, 2016 | NPR · White evangelicals are some of Trump’s strongest backers. But another reliably Republican group of Christians — Mormons — is leery of the GOP candidate. Here’s why.

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October 24, 2016 | NPR · True authorship of Shakespeare has been debated for centuries. Now, the New Oxford Shakespeare edition will list Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe as co-author on the three Henry VI plays, part one, two and three. NPR’s Robert Siegel talks with Florida State University professor Gary Taylor, one of the general editors of the new volume.


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