A bill to repeal Colorado’s death penalty died in a committee hearing over concerns that Governor John Hickenlooper would veto the bill. Last week the Governor told Democratic lawmakers he had serious reservations about the measure. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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December 12, 2019 | NPR · No group has taken responsibility so far the attack in the West African country, but the region has been a target of Islamist militants in the past.
 

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December 12, 2019 | NPR · Members of the nonprofit Parents For Peace came to Washington to show the human toll of violent extremism. They want Americans to see hate as a public health crisis.
 

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December 12, 2019 | NPR · The former players are accused of receiving payouts totaling $3.4 million for medical equipment they allegedly never purchased. The men charged include Clinton Portis, Robert McCune and John Eubanks.
 

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December 11, 2019 | NPR · The controversial painting depicts the Mexican revolutionary hero naked, flirtatiously glancing over his left shoulder as he rides an aroused white stallion. His only wardrobe: a pink hat and heels.
 

December 11, 2019 | NPR · Fans of Superman know he’s really the bookish Clark Kent, but on Wednesday he revealed his identity to the world within the comics.
 

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December 11, 2019 | NPR · In a cave in Indonesia, archaeologists have uncovered a stunning ancient painting of a hunting party that is thousands of years older than similar works found in Europe.
 

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December 12, 2019 | WVPB · Chicago’s original recipe band, The Claudettes, made its first appearance on Mountain Stage at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.
 

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December 12, 2019 | NPR · A task force on diversity and inclusivity led by Time’s Up executive Tina Tchen made sweeping recommendations that could transform the Recording Academy.
 

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December 12, 2019 | WXPN-FM · The Pretenders’ frontwoman reunites with Marius de Vries 20 years after Eye of the Beholder for her latest album, a series of jazzy reinterpretations of rock songs.
 

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