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The state Capitol in Denver in December. The Grand Junction Sentinel has threatened to sue state Sen. Ray Scott after the lawmaker accused the paper of spreading "fake news." Chris Schneider/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

When A Politician Says 'Fake News' And A Newspaper Threatens To Sue Back

KUNC

If the Colorado newspaper files a lawsuit, legal experts say it would be the first of its kind, potentially setting a legal definition for what is considered fake news and what is not.

Parents pick up their kids from Garfield Early Childhood Center, a pre-K facility serving all children in the district. Burmese, Mandarin, Arabic, and many Spanish dialects are among at least 27 languages spoken at home by children in the district. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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U.S.

A Thriving Rural Town's Winning Formula Faces New Threats Under Trump Administration

Decades ago, Garden City, Kan., embraced the meat industry, and immigrants flocked there for jobs. The city worked hard to absorb newcomers, but now its economy and diverse community are in jeopardy.

A Thriving Rural Town's Winning Formula Faces New Threats Under Trump Administration

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Today's college students aren't necessarily having more sex than previous generations, but the culture that permeates hookups on campus has changed. Mark Peterson/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Hidden Brain

LISTEN: The Unspoken Rules Of Sex On College Campuses

Research suggests that college students are not having more sex than their parents were a generation ago. But on the latest episode of Hidden Brain, sociologist Lisa Wade says the culture around sex has changed dramatically.

Protesters gather outside Jefferson Middle School in Washington, where Education Secretary Betsy DeVos paid her first visit as education secretary. Maria Danilova/AP hide caption

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NPR Ed

Trump On Autism, DeVos Protests And More Ed Stories Of The Week

With Secretary Betsy DeVos rolling up her sleeves at the Education Department and, at one point this week, joining Donald Trump at the White House to talk with educators and parents, Washington, D.C., is making a lot of education news these days.

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Movie Interviews

After 21 Nominations, Will Sound Mixer Kevin O'Connell Finally Win His Oscar?

O'Connell earned nominations for work on Top Gun, Transformers, Armageddon and many more. Losing streaks are never fun, but O'Connell seems at peace. "It hasn't been the right time for me," he says.

After 21 Nominations, Will Sound Mixer Kevin O'Connell Finally Win His Oscar?

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Television

New Dramas 'Good Fight' And 'Big Little Lies' Make A Case For Subscription TV

Fresh Air

TV critic David Bianculli reviews two shows premiering this weekend: HBO's miniseries, Big Little Lies, and CBS's The Good Fight, which will be relocating to the network's subscription streaming site.

New Dramas 'Good Fight' And 'Big Little Lies' Make A Case For Subscription TV

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Craig Britton once paid $18,000 a year in premiums for health insurance he bought through Minnesota's "high risk pool." He calls the argument that these pools can bring down the cost of monthly premiums "a lot of baloney." Mark Zdehchlik / MPR News hide caption

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Shots - Health News

GOP Leaders Urge Return To 'High-Risk Insurance Pools' That Critics Call Costly

Minnesota Public Radio

Some Republicans in Congress say they could partly fix the federal health law by again separating people who buy insurance into two categories — sick and healthy. Critics say it won't save money.

GOP Leaders Urge Return To 'High-Risk Insurance Pools' That Critics Call Costly

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On one Alaskan island, reindeer have eaten the lichen faster than it could regrow. They're now digging up roots and grazing on grass. Courtesy of Paul Melovidov hide caption

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Animals

When Their Food Ran Out, These Reindeer Kept Digging

Alaska Public Media

Reindeer are thought to face a grim future as climate change threatens lichen, a key winter food source. But on one Alaskan island, reindeer have found a new food source, making scientists hopeful.

When Their Food Ran Out, These Reindeer Kept Digging

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An early draft of Card III in Hermann Rorschach's psychological test. Archiv und Sammlung Hermann Rorschach, University Library of Bern hide caption

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Shots - Health News

How Hermann Rorschach's 'Inkblots' Took On A Life Of Their Own

These days, you're more likely to come across the concept of a Rorschach test in a cultural context than a clinical one. In a new book, author Damion Searls traces the history of the famous inkblots.

How Hermann Rorschach's 'Inkblots' Took On A Life Of Their Own

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