Colorado’s Speaker of the House says he expects lawmakers to act on several of President Barack Obama’s recommendations to curb gun violence. Governor John Hickenlooper has also called for a broad discussion on guns during the legislative session. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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December 13, 2017 | NPR · Smith’s appointed term will run through January 2019. She will also be running in a special election next year to serve out the remainder of Franken’s term, which ends in 2020.
 

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December 13, 2017 | NPR · An emergency session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation was dominated by talk of the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
 

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December 13, 2017 | NPR · From a field of 19 strong contenders, the Cleveland-based institution has named its newest entrants.
 

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December 13, 2017 | NPR · Want to take your homemade treats to the next level? We’ve got three recipes to put warmth, color and a little wow on your holiday table from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.
 

December 12, 2017 | NPR · Fred Shapiro, editor of the Yale Book of Quotations, talks about his top 10 quotes for 2017. The quotes span politics, Hollywood, sports and international affairs.
 

December 12, 2017 | FA · Fresh Air‘s book critic says her 2017 list is chaotic in a good way. “These books zing off in all directions: They’re fresh, unruly and dismissive of the canned and contrived.”
 

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December 13, 2017 | NPR · Whether you’re looking for gift ideas or simply looking for an hour of fine music, we have the perfect blend, featuring Cherish the Ladies, Nicola Benedetti and Pete Clark.
 

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December 13, 2017 | NPR · From a field of 19 strong contenders, the Cleveland-based institution has named its newest entrants.
 

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December 13, 2017 | WGBH · During an intimate show by the canals of downtown Holyoke, Mass., the band played songs from both Masterpiece and Capacity.
 

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