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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November 27, 2015 | NPR · Police say three officers have been injured.

November 27, 2015 | NPR · Brazil’s Environment Ministry announced that deforestation in the country has increased by 16 percent. A separate study warned that more than half the Amazon’s tree species may be threatened.

November 27, 2015 | NPR · The flag flies on public buildings and is often waved at sporting events, but it has not been a symbol the French personally embrace. That has changed dramatically in the wake of the Nov. 13 attacks.

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November 27, 2015 | FA · TV critic David Bianculli shares his enthusiasm for two newly released DVD box sets: season one of Better Call Saul and a four-DVD set of the 1970s PBS variety show, The Great American Dream Machine.

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November 27, 2015 | NPR · Our panel is on vacation, but that doesn’t mean there’s no show: in October, our host chatted with The Daily Show‘s new host about comedy, diversity, decor, visiting South Africa, and lots more.

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November 27, 2015 | AZPM · On the day after Thanksgiving 1985, a man and a woman walked into the University of Arizona art museum and walked out with Willem de Kooning’s Woman — Ochre. An empty frame still hangs in its place.


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November 27, 2015 | NPR · Hear the Scottish queer punk band perform a moving DIY ballad about loving someone who is in love with someone else.

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November 27, 2015 | WXPN · The author’s new novel looks at the history of music through the life of fictional guitarist Frankie Presto.

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November 27, 2015 | WXPN · Conor O’Brien discusses how getting comfortable in his own skin has affected his music.

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