Colorado Senator Mark Udall is an outspoken critic of indefinite military detention for terror suspects captured on US soil. Today, the Democrat introduced legislation he says will protect both civil liberties and national security…and, Animal scientist and advocate for people with autism Temple Grandin was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame today.

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The US Labor Department was set to impose new rules limiting the work kids are allowed to do on farms and ranches. But after an outcry from family farmers, the government is reconsidering…Colorado lawmakers advanced a proposal that would allow business owners and employees in the state the right to use deadly force against [...]

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President Obama’s State of the Union address covered a broad swath of ideas, proposals and directives. KRCC correspondent Elizabeth Wynne Johnson was in the Capitol for the speech, and afterwards canvassed Colorado lawmakers on what they’ll be taking from it. She has this report.

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May 22, 2015 | NPR · A new study suggests that canis familiaris split from wolves much earlier than the 11,000 to 16,000 years ago that was long assumed.
 

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May 22, 2015 | NPR · The department released the first batch of 296 emails from the former secretary of state’s email accounts, which were provided to the Select Committee on Benghazi in February.
 

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May 22, 2015 | NPR · It’s fairly light, costs $35 per student and could save lives in earthquake zones. But not everyone thinks this quake-proof desk is a good idea.
 

Arts & Life

AMC
May 22, 2015 | NPR · Mad Men just ended after seven seasons; David Letterman is done with late-night TV after 33. The gang discusses both farewells, both legacies, and What’s Making Us Happy this week.
 

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May 22, 2015 | NPR · Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease — and a curable one at that.
 

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May 22, 2015 | NPR · To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner studies the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live longer than anyone else on the planet.
 

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May 22, 2015 | WXPN · A group that specializes in Balkan music talks about how they grew as a band.
 

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May 22, 2015 | WFUV · Hear the 18-year-old YouTube star’s anthem for outsiders who feel alone in a roomful of partygoers.
 

NPR
May 22, 2015 | NPR · Watch two master musicians combine the sounds of harp and guitar into a singular, evocative instrument in music influenced by Africa and Asia.
 

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