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 22, 2017 | NPR · The Russian baritone known for his burnished voice died Wednesday. He announced in 2015 that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · Saad Hariri will remain in his role — despite an address he gave from Riyadh saying he’d step down. The about-face is more fuel for speculation that Saudi Arabia was forcing him to resign.
 

November 22, 2017 | NPR · Also: An ex-Bosnian Serb general is convicted of genocide by a U.N. panel; less than half of Puerto Rico has gotten power back weeks after a hurricane; and German police recover stolen Beatles items.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · If you’ve got hours stuck on an interstate or an airplane in your near future, this list — four hours of entertaining listening — is our gift to you.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · The film “doesn’t reinvent much of anything, but its jumble of biography, fantasy, and backstage melodrama” is at least better than yet another version of A Christmas Carol.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · Gary Oldman (and a pair of latex jowls) star as Winston Churchill reckoning with the lonely decisions that imperil thousands of soldiers’ lives.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · The Russian baritone known for his burnished voice died Wednesday. He announced in 2015 that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · In a pastel-colored video for the trio’s third single, a couple dances at the crossroads of a wilting relationship.
 

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November 22, 2017 | NPR · The singer and songwriter has been thinking a lot — about Harriet Tubman’s hair, her grandmother’s handwriting and how to craft love songs with revolutionary potential.
 

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