A group of community leaders from Denver's Westwood neighborhood toured the Waterton Canyon Reservoir in late October, to learn how the city's water is filtered and treated.
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Though Denver's water supply is clean, health officials in Colorado are battling the stigma tap water acquired after the contamination in Flint, Mich. A Latino community group has stepped in to help.
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Donald Trump's paternal grandparents, Friedrich Trump and Elisabeth Christ, came from the southwest German village of Kallstadt.
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"Ich bin ein Kallstadter," Donald Trump likes to say. But many of the villagers are more proud of other famous American descendants with links to Kallstadt: the Heinz family, of ketchup fame.
A Chipotle restaurant in Union Station in Washington, D.C. The company's food-safety troubles have provoked quite a bit of schadenfreude in the rest of the food industry.
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Chipotle has scorned some mainstream farming practices, like GMOs and antibiotics. Now the fast-casual chain is taking hits over food safety, and past targets of its attacks are taking revenge.
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Bernie Sanders told supporters after winning the New Hampshire primary, "The American people bailed out Wall Street; now it's Wall Street's time to help the middle class."
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Jubilee's last show will be Feb. 11. "I'm sad for Las Vegas entertainment," says former Jubilee performer Maryann Picchi.
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With its elaborate headdresses, colorful sequined gowns and statuesque dancers, Jubilee was the classic Las Vegas show. But times and tastes change, and the last performance will be on Feb. 11.
The Almudaina Palace (left) is one of two royal palaces on Spain's Mallorca island.
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The Spanish island of Mallorca, a popular resort destination known as the "jewel of the Mediterranean," is in the spotlight now as Princess Cristina, the king's sister, goes on trial for fraud.
It was recently announced that Aaron Sorkin will be adapting To Kill A Mockingbird for Broadway. Above, Scout's legs are tired after a particularly long "walk and talk." (Not really.) Above, Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch with Mary Badham as Scout and Phillip Alford as Jem in the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee's novel.
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How will Aaron Sorkin's rapid-fire dialogue fit with Harper Lee's tale of racism and justice in the South?
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The Sand to Snow National Monument is one of three California areas designated as national monuments on Friday. Together they protect nearly 1.8 million acres of public lands.
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The new designations protect nearly 1.8 million acres of public lands that include Southern California's highest peak, thousands of Native American rock carvings, endangered animals and a ghost town.
T. J. Miller performs at the 2014 SXSW Music Festival. He credits his high school drama teacher with setting him on his path to comedy.
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The Silicon Valley actor, and former Shakespearean clown, says his latest role is right up his alley: "I'm interested in morality and mortality, and Deadpool kind of has all of these themes."
Women are now much more likely to want to use medication to control their moods, psychiatrist Julie Holland says in her book Moody Bitches. But "not every emotion ... needs to be eradicated."
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South Carolina has a strong track record for picking the eventual GOP winner. But the state also has a history of dirty politics.
Abraham Lincoln with his son Thomas.
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#ThingsLincolnDidntSay brought the 16th president back to Twitter on his birthday to weigh in on the current presidential race. But in reality, he might actually feel at home.
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Behind the headlines and press conferences announcing the discovery were decades of hard work, hundreds of scientists and more than a billion dollars in taxpayer funds.
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles speaks during a Feb. 2 City Council meeting, where residents spoke with city leaders following a preliminary consent agreement with the Justice Department.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Ferguson Mayor James Knowles about why the City Council decided to change an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the subsequent lawsuit against the city.
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Diane Warren co-wrote the song "Til It Happens to You" with Lady Gaga. It has been nominated for a Grammy and an Oscar for Best Song.
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A career-long hitmaker, Warren knows how to write about intimacy and heartbreak. But when she collaborated with Lady Gaga for a song about sexual assault, it unlocked a few stories she'd never shared.
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A War is freighted with moral quandaries, impossible choices and terrible consequences.
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A War is a contender for the best foreign film Oscar. It's about a soldier in Afghanistan placed in an impossible situation, and NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it brings the big questions home.
John Oliver begins a new season of his comedy show Last Week, Tonight on Feb. 14. He says he wants to tackle the most challenging topics, "whether that is trying to explain some of the NSA's detailed programs, or whether that's putting a cowboy hat on a cat."
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"Everything we do is in pursuit of comedy," Oliver says. But to get the comedy right, you have to get facts right: "You can't be wrong about something, otherwise that joke just disintegrates."
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill (left) kisses Pope Francis as they meet at the Jose Marti airport in Havana, Cuba, on Friday.
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill met Friday in Havana. It's the first time leaders of the two churches have met since a schism 1,000 years ago divided Christianity.
Someone has got to pay for the cocktails on the first date, dinners in that classy restaurant, the wedding by the beach — and that messy divorce. Here are some fun facts on the economics of romance.