On Monday, the state’s highest court ruled in favor of a controversial property tax proposal by the Governor that aims to put millions of additional dollars into the state budget. Republicans have long argued that the measure is unconstitutional. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

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October 10, 2015 | NPR · The rain could be locally heavy, but it’s not expected to be torrential. The state, however, is still recovering from historic floods. Parts of I-95 are still closed.

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October 10, 2015 | NPR · Students of global health are just back from summer trips to distant lands, learning about mental health, latrine shortages and mosquitoes. They share their experiences — and their tweets of advice.

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October 10, 2015 | NPR · The two explosions have reportedly wounded at least 126 people near the center of the Turkish capital, Ankara, before a peace rally organized by civic society groups and ahead of Turkey’s elections.

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October 10, 2015 | NPR · Biographer Jonathan Bate says his job is to write about “the quality and endurance of the literary work.” His new biography has been disavowed by the Hughes estate.

October 10, 2015 | NPR · David Jaher’s account of Harry Houdini attempt to debunk Boston society psychic Mina Crandon mixes history with high-wire theatricality — even though most readers will know who came out on top.

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October 10, 2015 | NPR · Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn’t think so. Ohioan Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting this seasonal, mango-like fruit that’s native to the U.S.


October 10, 2015 | NPR · Today is Patti Smith Day in Boston. The rocker, now 68, who not only won the 2010 National Book Award for her memoir has long been known as “the punk poet laureate.”

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October 10, 2015 | NPR · Copeland has been recording since her teens and performing even longer, thanks to her bluesman father. These days, though, she’s creating a sound that’s distinctly her own.

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October 10, 2015 | NPR · The two powerhouse musicians are teaming up to interpret the work of Jerome Kern. They join NPR’s Scott Simon to discuss what makes a timeless pop song.

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