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To Save Two Colo. Cows, All It Took Was A Good Ice-Breaker  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:05:37 -0500
This week, the Fountain, Colo., Fire Department repurposed some firefighting tools for a chillier job: Rescuing cows that had fallen through a half-foot of ice into the freezing water of a local pond. 
For Colorado's Undocumented, The Wait At The DMV Just Got Longer  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:05:37 -0500
Last year, the state became the 10th to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. This year, Colorado Republicans made it virtually impossible for those immigrants to get a slot at the DMV. 
University Endowments Reached Record Levels In 2014  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:05:00 -0500
Contributions to colleges and universities were greater in 2014 than ever before. Harvard alone collected over $1.1 billion. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Stacy Palmer of the Chronicle of Philanthropy. 
Another Florida Case Puts Crosshairs On 'Stand Your Ground'  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:05:00 -0500
Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman behind bars for three years for firing a "warning shot" near her estranged husband, was recently released. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Larry Hannan of the Florida Times-Union. 
As America Grays, A Call For Dignity In Aging And Elder Care  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 17:05:00 -0500
In The Age of Dignity, Ai-jen Poo says rather than viewing aging from a place of scarcity and fear, we should see getting older as an opportunity. And, she writes, we must fix our flawed care system. 
Seahawks, Patriots, Face Off For Super Bowl XLIX  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:49:00 -0500
Seattle, the defending champs, hope to do it again in Glendale, Ariz., but the oddsmakers slightly favor New England. 
Democrat Seeks To Authorize Operations Against ISIS  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 07:32:00 -0500
Rep. Adam Schiff of California plans to introduce a bill to allow congressional authorization of military operations against ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Schiff about the new legislation. 
DEA Using License Plate Readers To Spy On Drivers  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:04:00 -0500
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been tracking the movement of vehicles around the U.S. and storing that information. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Devlin Barrett. 
After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:04:00 -0500
Greg O'Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "More and more I don't recognize people," he says. 
Party Ban Is Patronizing, U.Va. Sorority Women Say  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:16:00 -0500
National sorority leaders have told members at the University of Virginia not to attend a multi-frat Bid Night party after a discredited article about a gang rape. 
In LA, Women Build A Mosque Where They Can Call To Prayer  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 -0500
A women-led mosque held its first jumma'a, or Friday prayer service, in Los Angeles this week. The group is hoping to strengthen the Muslim community in America by empowering the faith's women. 
What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 -0500
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress. 
Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:03:00 -0500
Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl
Soldier With PTSD, Woman Who Lost Husband To It, Find Solace Together  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:33:00 -0500
When Army Capt. Stefanie Pelkey's husband returned from Iraq, "his light was gone," she says. Army Sgt. T.J. Hart says he barely survived the numbness that led Pelkey's husband away. 
Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:31:00 -0500
A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?