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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May 29, 2015 | NPR · Ulbricht had faced at least 20 years in prison, but federal prosecutors had sought a “substantially” longer sentence for the creator of the shadowy online marketplace.
 

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May 29, 2015 | TSPR · Implanting cows with the embryos of genetically superior heifers is big business these days. It’s helping elite cattle breeders and beef and dairy producers spread U.S. cow genetics around the globe.
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · His announcement is quintessentially Baltimore with a venue well-known to area residents and the addition of a well-known local group, the Kelly Bell Band, booked as entertainment.
 

Arts & Life

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · The film slightly fictionalizes the experience of Arielle Holmes, a young homeless addict who filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie first encountered in Manhattan’s Diamond District.
 

May 29, 2015 | NPR · As viewers turn to streaming sites to watch old TV shows, studios are issuing new DVD box sets of classic shows to a shrinking market. Critic Dave Bianculli suggests a few sets that are worth buying.
 

Disney
May 29, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, we tackle Tomorrowland and consider pop culture looks at both the future and the past. And as always, we chat about what’s making us happy this week.
 

Music

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May 29, 2015 | WXPN · Hear music from El Malito & the 33rd Century, El Caribefunk and Pupi Legarreta, Latin artists with Philadelphia connections.
 

May 29, 2015 | NPR · The Welsh band’s name is a play on that of singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom. Ken Tucker likens the group’s second album to a high-wire act accompanied by “furiously strummed punk-rock guitar chords.”
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · A young man with an old musical soul has a spellbinding voice, fluid fiddle playing and and warm-toned banjo picking.
 

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