The flooding that has roared through communities and canyons across Colorado's Front Range in recent days is now being blamed for: -- as many as eight deaths -- damaging or destroying 19,000 homes -- causing up to $500 million worth of damage to roads and highways.
Yes, about half of Americans don't pay income taxes. But experts say few of those are shirking their responsibilities - and most pay many other types of taxes. Meanwhile, the GOP nominee has mixed some figures to come up with his conclusions, fact checkers say.
Saying that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange "has willfully and repeatedly done great harm to the interests of the United States," an aide to former President George W. Bush just announced that Bush is canceling a appearance in Denver scheduled for Saturday because Assange has also been invited to address the gathering.
Enlarge this image #NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and in The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
When it gets super-cold in Hell, Mich., guess what headline writers and radio hosts have to say about it: A Google News search of that phrase at 8:45 a.m. ET Wednesday turned up 3,980 results. The hardy souls in the tiny town near Ann Arbor don't seem to mind the attention.
On Jan. 17, 1961, President Eisenhower used his farewell address to warn Americans that: "We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
Our NPR colleague David Gilkey is among the best photojournalists in the world, as his honors (including a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the 2011 "still photographer of the year" award from the White House News Photographers Association) attest.
When President Barack Obama went to work out at a gym in Des Moines this morning, the "pool" of journalists who followed along included NPR's Ari Shapiro. The reporters and photographers were sent to a nearby shop - Coffee + Comics - to hang out while POTUS (president of the United States) worked up a sweat.
Congress is going to consider the president's request for the OK to take military action. Obama says he's confident the resolution will allow the type of strike that cripples the Assad regime's ability to use chemical weapons against its own people. House Speaker Boehner is supporting the president.
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Selecting a term
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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