A measure to give undocumented Colorado high school graduates in-state college tuition is nearing the end of its long and often tumultuous legislative journey. The full House initially approved the bill yesterday. It’s already cleared the Senate and still needs a final House vote. As Bente Birkeland reports, despite bi-partisan support, the debate was still heated.

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October 8, 2015 | ProPublica · Drugmakers disclose their payments to doctors, dentists, even chiropractors. But spending on nurse practitioners and physician assistants is excluded. Legislation in the Senate would change that.

October 8, 2015 | NPR · The former Florida governor has a household name, but the candidate knows he needs to introduce himself. “I’ve gotta tell the Jeb story,” he said, “I’ve got to say who I am. I’ve gotta show my heart.”

October 8, 2015 | NPR · This is the second botched execution in a row for the state. Clayton Lockett died of a heart attack last year after a phlebotomist misplaced an IV line.

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October 8, 2015 | NPR · West Egg on a Seabiscuit with Lady Marmalade―yum! For our final round, every correct answer is a word, phrase, or proper noun that contains the name of a breakfast food or beverage.

October 8, 2015 | NPR · In this game we put our VIPs, The Milk Carton Kids, on the same team. Kenneth describes famous Seinfeld catchphrases to Joey, who must guess the line.

October 8, 2015 | NPR · The word “sanction” can mean both “to approve or permit” and “to punish.” Weird, huh? It’s an example of a contronym: a word that can be its own opposite, or have two contradictory meanings.


October 8, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center presents In My Mind, his personal re-imagining of a famous 1959 concert led by his piano hero. Watch highlights from the show.

October 8, 2015 | NPR · Indie folk duo The Milk Carton Kids wishes you knew just how dark their band name is.

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October 8, 2015 | NPR · Listen to the outlaw ballad written from the perspective of a Middle East combat veteran, then read the versatile singer-songwriter open up about his craft.

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