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Pushing The Brake On Education Funding In Colorado

How is it that the nation's 14th richest state ranks 42nd in how much it spends per student in schools? It all comes down to Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, or TABOR.

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Donald Trump Wins Republican Primary In Indiana

The last polls in Indiana have closed, and Donald Trump is projected to win the GOP primary. On the Democratic side, the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is still too close to call.

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How Starbucks Got Tangled Up In LA's Homelessness Crisis

There are 44,000 people living on the streets in and around Los Angeles. With no other place to go, many end up at a Starbucks — to the consternation of some employees.

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Educators In Flint Step Up Efforts To Reach Youngest Victims Of Tainted Water

Thousands of kids in Flint who have been exposed to high levels of lead are at risk of major behavioral and cognitive problems. But early education intervention can help mitigate these effects.

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U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

The money was part of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. It went to sex ed classes and public health messages in Africa. Effective or not? A new study offers a clear verdict.

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What's For Dinner? The Options For A Fast Answer Multiply

As many as 80 percent of Americans don't know what's for dinner by 4 p.m. that same day. From in-grocery store restaurants to local, organic cafeteria fare, new options for fast meals are cropping up.

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Finland's Postal Service Will Mow Your Lawn

The struggling postal service in Finland is working to adapt in the technological age by offering non-mail related services, including lawn mowing.

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In Syria, Aid Workers Face Arrest Over Efforts To Reach Besieged Areas

Aid workers in Syria face arrest and torture from the government and threats from rebel groups just for trying to get baby food to areas under siege. Two of them tell their stories and plead for help.

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In Indiana, Donald Trump Looks To Cement Path To GOP Nomination

Voters in Indiana are at the polls Tuesday in a presidential primary that could largely determine the outcome of the GOP race, while Bernie Sanders fights on to influence Democrats.

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U.S. Mission In Iraq Called Into Question After Death Of Service Member

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Fred Kaplan of Slate about the American mission in Iraq. President Obama vowed the U.S. would not have a combat role when he sent American forces back to Iraq to fight ISIS.

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'Neither Snow Nor Rain' Celebrates History Of U.S. Postal Service

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with author Devin Leonard whose new book, Neither Snow Nor Rain, celebrates the history of the U.S. Postal Service.

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British Labour Party Accused Of Harboring Anti-Semites

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Jonathan Freedland, columnist for The Guardian, about the problems within the British Labour Party and the political left over anti-Semitism.

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'Hamilton' Producers Strike Deal To Share Profits With Original Cast Members

The Broadway hit musical, Hamilton, is up for 16 Tony Award nominations, and that's sure to boost its already high profits. In April, the musical's producers struck a deal to share some of its profits with original cast members. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Michael Paulson, a reporter for The New York Times, about what this means for the industry.

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China Opens Investigation Into Search Engine Baidu After Student's Death

China is opening up an investigation into giant search engine Baidu after the death of a university student who accused the website of promoting false medical information.

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U.S. Service Member Killed As ISIS Attacks Iraqi Kurdish Forces

An American service member was killed on Tuesday after an ISIS attack broke through Iraqi Kurdish defensive lines north of the city of Mosul. Kurdish Peshmerga troops also were killed and wounded. The U.S. responded with air support to beat back the attack, but fighting continued in an offensive the U.S. says was an attempt by ISIS to "show its teeth."

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Along South Africa's East Coast, Locals Take On Mining Industry

A 14-mile stretch of sand dunes along South Africa's breathtaking east coast is the battleground between big mining interests and the local community. The dunes hide a wealth of titanium.

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