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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March 30, 2017 | NPR · LGBT activists quickly said the bill would leave in place “the harms of the discriminatory HB2 law.” The vote on the proposal is expected to be close.
 

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March 30, 2017 | NPR · U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson says the state of Hawaii has shown it is likely to succeed with its argument that the restrictions on travel from majority Muslim countries is unconstitutional.
 

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March 29, 2017 | NPR · Set in 18th century London, Hulu’s new drama, Harlots, is about a group of women who work and live in brothels. The show is told from the point of view of the women and has an almost entirely female production team.
 

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March 29, 2017 | FA · Daniel Magariel’s debut novel explores the fierce love a 12-year-old boy has for his abusive father. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a “slim, deeply affecting and brutal story.”
 

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March 29, 2017 | NPR · Since the American musician won the Nobel Prize in literature last year, he has not yet picked up his award in person or delivered the customary lecture required for him to receive the prize money.
 

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March 30, 2017 | NPR · If you appreciate songs of the heart, here’s 11 that will save you.
 

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March 30, 2017 | NPR · The pop-punk duo’s debut album will give those weathering tough times the confidence to pick themselves up and dance.
 

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March 30, 2017 | NPR · The Montreal-based band really wanted to write celebratory songs for its sixth album. But they quickly realized it’s not the time for dancing.
 

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