The head of the National Rifle Association met with state leaders in Colorado yesterday. Democrats unveiled a package of proposed gun control legislation earlier this week. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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September 28, 2020 | NPR · The two presidential candidates will face off for the first time in a debate moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace.
 

September 28, 2020 | WAMU-FM · There is renewed energy around the push to make the District of Columbia the nation’s 51st state. Much of that energy comes from young activists who see it as a civil rights issue.
 

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September 28, 2020 | NPR · Many American schools are back in class via distance learning. It’s stressful everywhere but especially in rural districts where most students lack high-speed Internet and cell phone service at home.
 

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September 28, 2020 | NPR · It feels like a minor miracle that there are so many high-quality shows coming to the small screen this season. Four NPR critics share their picks to keep you entertained during a challenging year.
 

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September 28, 2020 | NPR · Former Washington Post leader Len Downie is well-placed to offer a look at 50 years in news — but he also writes of times he had to weigh the public’s right to know against national security.
 

September 27, 2020 | NPR · Host Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to comedian Michelle Buteau about her new Netflix special, Wecome to Buteaupia.
 

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September 27, 2020 | NPR · This year’s Tiny Desk Contest attracted plenty of talent, including standout entrant Mama Haze, aka California songwriter Meaghan Maples. Her song “On Your Side” was written during a time of healing.
 

September 27, 2020 | NPR · TikTok’s fate in the U.S. is unclear, but one thing is: the video-sharing app has been good for emerging artists. NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with LA Times pop music critic Mikael Wood.
 

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September 25, 2020 | NPR · Hear new releases from Anadama, Skerryvore, The Black Brothers, and Luke Bloom.
 

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