A bill to allow civil unions in Colorado gets its first hearing at the capitol tomorrow. The measure’s passage is certain, but a large crowd is still expected to testify before lawmakers. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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July 27, 2016 | NPR · On the night Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominated a presidential candidate from a major party, Bill Clinton painted an affectionate portrait of his wife before a rapt convention audience.
 

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July 26, 2016 | NPR · Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and ’60s for products ranging from Campbell’s Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
 

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July 26, 2016 | NPR · Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and ’60s for products ranging from Campbell’s Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
 

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