Several hundred union members who rallied outside Colorado’s capitol today in support of Wisconsin union members found a rival rally in a group of tea-partiers…The number of fatal accidents on Colorado’s roadways has fallen…and, The Supreme Court has decided to let stand a Bush administration designation of 8.6 million acres in four Western [...]

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Congress begins to take up the issue of repealing last year’s healthcare reform law, and Colorado members of the House of Representatives are splitting along party lines…and, Colorado unions are rallying at the state capitol to present initiatives they say will help create jobs.

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Payrolls have grown by more than 200,000 for six months in a row — the longest stretch since 1997. But 7.5 million people are working less than 40 hours per week even though they want full-time jobs.
 

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · WHO announced a $100 million response plan to combat the spread of the virus that has killed more than 700 people. Meanwhile, efforts are underway to evacuate two Americans who have contracted Ebola.
 

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · New research shows that older people with cognitive problems who walk very slowly may be at greater risk for dementia.
 

Arts & Life

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Our live show from Comic-Con features a lively chat about fandoms and inclusivity, a blisteringly difficult quiz, and as always, what’s making us happy this week.
 

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Writer Andrew Solomon dives into his childhood to describe moments of great adversity, and how they helped him build identity.
 

TED
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay was raised by the state. He talks about the empty space where his family should have been.
 

Music

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Folk-rock bands posing on hay bales. Metal bands in alleys with burning trash cans. Why are there so many tropes in press shots — and what are some of the secrets to getting them right?
 

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Los Rakas, Jorge Drexler, Viento Callejero and other musicians join co-host Felix Contreras to discuss their latest musical projects.
 

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Our regular puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring fills and intros from Spillway drummer Matt Sokol. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.
 

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