A bill that would allow people who’ve entered the country illegally to receive a Colorado driver’s license passed its first hearing by a state senate committee yesterday. Nathan Heffel has more from the State Capitol.

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · Squirrel monkeys, chimps, and humans: Two among these are willing to give up an unfair advantage, but why? It’s about greasing the social wheels, scientists say.
 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · A new study bolsters the theory that chimpanzees kill rivals as an adaptation to their natural environment and not as a result of human impact.
 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · The legendary stand-up discusses “crossing the line” in comedy. Then, in his signature voice, he whispers sweet nothings into your ear in a game about famous romances throughout history.
 

September 18, 2014 | NPR · We’re wrapping up the show with a game featuring the letters R-A-P. All answers contain those letters in consecutive order. For example, “a long-haired lady in fairy tales” is “Rapunzel.”
 

September 18, 2014 | NPR · We love low-brow film, but every once in a while, we crave high culture. In this game, we’ve classed up a few famous movie quotes with the names of important historical figures: “I’ll be Bach.”
 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · The Brooklyn rapper spoke to Microphone Check about the music business, the old neighborhood, the kids and a theoretical campaign to be Mayor of New York City.
 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · Alt.Latino celebrates the singer-songwriter and Soda Stereo leader, with guest host Ernesto Lechner.
 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · The high-energy string band weaves ’60s R&B and rock into folk and bluegrass for a distinct sound.
 

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