In January, the United States Army lost more of its soldiers to suicide than to fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-four January deaths are either confirmed or suspected suicides. That’s the most since the Army began tracking the statistic in 1980. Among the soldiers who killed themselves in January: a 27-year old Iraq veteran stationed […]

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In January, the United States Army lost more of its soldiers to suicide than to fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-four January deaths are either confirmed or suspected suicides. That’s the most since the Army began tracking the statistic in 1980. Among the soldiers who killed themselves in January: a 27-year old Iraq […]

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President Barack Obama just signed a bill to expand public insurance for children, a plan known as S-CHIP. But that expansion won’t benefit Colorado unless the state can come up with matching money. KCFR‘s Ryan Warner recently spoke with Joan Henneberry, a member of the governor’s cabinet, about plans to raise that […]

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February 20, 2018 | NPR · Also: Pro-Syrian fighters kill dozens of civilians in heavy bombardments; potential flooding may come to the central U.S. today; and students will lobby for gun control at the Florida state capitol.
 

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February 20, 2018 | NPR · When parents transition a baby from breast milk or formula to cow’s milk, it can seem like a big jump. We talk with a researcher who looked at just what’s in the array of toddler drinks on the market.
 

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February 20, 2018 | NPR · The U.S. has sanctioned the Venezuelan president and labeled him a “dictator.” And Nicolas Maduro’s tweet Monday came not long after he was uninvited from a summit of Western Hemisphere countries.
 

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February 20, 2018 | NPR · This new essay, edited by Ernest Drucker, argues that mass incarceration — more than 2 million Americans are locked up — tears at our social fabric and leaves people with no option but to reoffend.
 

February 19, 2018 | NPR · NPR’s Audie Cornish talks to Greta Gerwig, the Oscar-nominated director of the film Lady Bird about teenage friendship and complex, sometimes messy, female characters.
 

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February 19, 2018 | FA · Doug Jones has made a career out of playing strange, otherworldly creatures. “I find the heart and soul of a character before I find his elbows and his hands,” he says.
 

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February 20, 2018 | NPR · There’s brilliant new music from the Asheville-based quartet. The song, “Van Dyke Brown,” is a revelatory coming-of-age tune.
 

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February 19, 2018 | WXPN-FM · Its roots are in the all-ages punk scene, but the band has evolved into one of the city’s most musically compelling and lyrically insightful ensembles.
 

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February 19, 2018 | NPR · The groundbreaking Irish rapper discusses his debut album Dear Annie, finding his identity through music and what it’s like to create out of your comfort zone.
 

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