Some state lawmakers spent time at the former Fort Lyon Correctional Facility near Las Animas today, considering whether to repurpose the prison under a proposal from Governor John Hickenlooper…Colorado’s Latino and black residents are falling further behind the state’s white residents in some of the most important measures of social progress…and, Hundreds of people turned out for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. marade in Denver today.

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The federal government is cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado for the first time, today ordering 23 dispensaries near schools to shut down within 45 days or face criminal prosecution and seizure of their property.U.S. Attorney John Walsh sent warning letters to the unidentified dispensaries and said in a news release that many are closer than 1,000 feet to K-12 campuses.

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AP
October 21, 2014 | NPR · Arrivals from West African countries where the epidemic is raging will be subject to secondary screening at JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and Chicago.
 

NPR
October 21, 2014 | NPR · Some Israelis are flying to China to buy most everything they need to furnish a home. They say it’s cheaper than buying in Israel, though there are also cautionary tales of shopping trips gone wrong.
 

Washington City Paper
October 21, 2014 | NPR · If you’re sipping craft cocktails, your fancy $15 drink might now come with fancy ice. It’s bigger, clearer and allegedly better tasting than the regular stuff made with tap water.
 

Arts & Life

Washington City Paper
October 21, 2014 | NPR · If you’re sipping craft cocktails, your fancy $15 drink might now come with fancy ice. It’s bigger, clearer and allegedly better tasting than the regular stuff made with tap water.
 

Getty Images
October 21, 2014 | NPR · The online retailer has reached a multiyear deal with Simon & Schuster, one of the “Big Five” U.S. publishers. Meanwhile, Amazon’s pricing dispute with Hachette Book Group persists.
 

TED
October 21, 2014 | NPR · Psychologist Meg Jay answers your questions on making the most of your twenties — the developmental sweet spot — that defines the rest of your life.
 

Music

Mountain Stage
October 21, 2014 | NPR · Hear a live performance from the prodigiously gifted bluegrass mandolin player and singer.
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 21, 2014 | NPR · The Baltimore shoegaze band bends space with a seismic guitar, washes it in a mess of crashing cymbals and coos sweetly in a dreamy pop song.
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 21, 2014 | WXPN · The D.C. band plays briskly catchy, piano-based pop songs from its self-titled fourth record.
 

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