A bi-partisan bill to create a legal limit for driving while high initially passed the House today. Supporters say it’s especially important now that Colorado has legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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February 16, 2020 | NPR · William Barr’s Justice Department lowered the prison sentence recommendation for Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Trump, in a move that’s led to accusations of political interference.
 

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February 16, 2020 | NPR · The legendary showman didn’t want to cancel his show in New Zealand despite a pneumonia diagnosis earlier in the day. “I played and sang my heart out, until my voice could sing no more,” he wrote.
 

February 16, 2020 | NPR · Not all of the Americans on board the vessel, which is currently quarantined in Japan, are sick. Those who are will remain in Japan for treatment.
 

Arts & Life

From the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
February 16, 2020 | NPR · Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the executive producer of a new documentary focusing on the lives of black Americans on both sides of the Revolutionary War, whose stories aren’t often told.
 

Epix
February 16, 2020 | NPR · By focusing on figures who “played roles in the story that are larger than history remembers” this gripping adaptation of a hit podcast reminds us how slowly the Watergate scandal unfolded.
 

February 16, 2020 | NPR · At the Frieze Los Angeles art fair, several LA-based Latino artists used the backlot of Paramount Pictures Studio to showcase work about representation and realities.
 

Music

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February 16, 2020 | NPR · After her 2016 release, The Bride, Natasha Khan didn’t know if she’d make another album. But she moved to LA, starting working on a script for a vampire film and found herself writing a concept album.
 

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February 16, 2020 | NPR · The legendary showman didn’t want to cancel his show in New Zealand despite a pneumonia diagnosis earlier in the day. “I played and sang my heart out, until my voice could sing no more,” he wrote.
 

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February 16, 2020 | NPR · The NY Philharmonic has commissioned 19 women to create new works to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment. It’s called Project 19.
 

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