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Beverly Kurtz and Tim Guenthner live near Gross Reservoir outside Boulder, Colo. They oppose a an expansion project that would raise the reservoir's dam by 131 feet. Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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High Demand, Low Supply: Colorado River Water Crisis Hits Across The West

After years of drought and dropping water levels, the Colorado River is reaching a crisis point. Communities at each end of the river are looking at a variety of measures, from storage to sharing.

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Django's Tiger Django Reinhardt

Edward Snowden speaks in September via video link from Moscow during a news conference with Human Rights Watch to call upon President Obama to pardon Snowden before leaving office. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Obama Faces Difficult Choices Amid Stream Of Last-Minute Clemency Requests

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Amsterdam Peter Bjorn and John
Carnivores Unite Blockhead
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Beverly Kurtz and Tim Guenthner live near Gross Reservoir outside Boulder, Colo. They oppose a an expansion project that would raise the reservoir's dam by 131 feet. Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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High Demand, Low Supply: Colorado River Water Crisis Hits Across The West

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An Ending, A Beginning Dustin O'Halloran
Under The Pressure The War on Drugs

Walter Shaub Jr. is the director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, which tweeted last month about President-elect Donald Trump's conflicts of interest. U.S. Office of Government Ethics hide caption

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U.S. Ethics Chief Was Behind Those Tweets About Trump, Records Show

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Mountaintops in Caves Talkdemonic
In Deserto Melodium
Space Oddity The Neanderthals

Cultural critic Wesley Morris says George Michael's music video for the song "Faith" was boundary-pushing. "You are allowed to look at this body in a way that you weren't allowed to look at Elvis' when he danced," Morris says. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On The Men Who Rattled Pop's Gender Rules — And What It Means To Lose Them Now

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Hello Goodbye Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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