The Colorado legislature prints millions of pieces of paper each year, costing the state a hefty sum. But that could soon be a thing of the past. This year in an effort to cut down on costs, each of the 100 lawmakers received new iPads. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · The pope gave his traditional Easter blessing before a large crowd in St. Peter’s Square; he also called for help for people who are living in desperate conditions.
 

April 20, 2014 | NPR · Denver is playing host to the annual Cannabis Cup this weekend. The Denver Post‘s “The Cannabist” editor Ricardo Baca tells NPR’s Rachel Martin what scored highest.
 

April 20, 2014 | NPR · An internationally recognized conservationist is recovering after he was attacked in the Democratic Republic of Congo. NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Allard Blom of the World Wildlife Fund.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · It is not only smoked meat that’s in all the hottest restaurants. It’s actually anything edible that is being smoked.
 

April 20, 2014 | NPR · In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.
 

April 20, 2014 | NPR · Simon Mayo, a veteran broadcaster for the BBC, has written a series of children’s books about a boy obsessed with the periodic table. He talks to NPR’s Rachel Martin about the latest, Itch Rocks.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · Canadian jazz saxophonist Christine Jensen has begun using a full “jazz orchestra” of up to 18 players, opening new horizons for her. NPR’s Arun Rath speaks with Jensen about her new album, Habitat.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The songs, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs host in his tracks. This week: A cat video, a live double rainbow and all the soles you can shake a camera at.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · A young Pakistani musician treats the guitar as a percussion instrument — with surprisingly shimmering results. He also performs a piano piece he wrote at just 16.
 

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