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Colorado Legislative Committee Nixes Safe Injection Site Idea

One idea to battle the ongoing opioid epidemic, some health officials say, is to create supervised facilities for people who inject drugs like heroin. The idea is to meet users where they are to treat them. But such a facility will not be coming to Colorado following a 3-2 vote at the state Capitol Wednesday (Feb. 14, 2018) along party lines. Republicans in the Senate's State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee rejected Senate Bill 40 . The bill would have allowed one Colorado community...

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Fresh off its Golden Globe award for best animation, the Disney-Pixar movie Coco is a favorite to win an Oscar next month.

It's a sweet story of a small boy, Miguel, who dreams of becoming a musician despite his parents' objections. On the way, he finds family, tradition and a magnificent white guitar, encrusted with pearl details and a black skull.

Black Panther is the latest offering from Marvel and Disney — if you don't already know the story, here's quick synopsis: It's about T'Challa, the superhero Black Panther and the king of Wakanda, an isolated, technologically advanced African country that sits upon a rich deposit of the metal vibranium, the strongest substance in the Marvel world.

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A federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian entities in connection with the attack on the 2016 presidential election.

The defendants are "accused of violating U.S. criminal laws in order to interfere with U.S. elections and political processes," according to a statement from the special counsel's office. The indictment charges them with "conspiracy to defraud the United States, three defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft."

Director Andrey Zvyagintsev's Loveless -- Russia's submission to this year's Academy Awards, and one of the five movies up for best foreign language film come Oscar night — begins with two parents screaming at each other about their upcoming divorce.

They're trying to sell their apartment, and it quickly becomes clear that their relationship is so toxic they'd probably sell their kid, too, if they could get away with it. Neither of them wants to take care of 12-year-old Aloysha (Matvey Novikov), who's sobbing quietly in the shower as they argue.

In 2015, the top toxicologist for the state of Texas, Michael Honeycutt, was interviewed on Houston Public Radio. At the time, the Environmental Protection Agency was pushing for tighter limits on ozone, a type of air pollution that is hazardous for people with asthma and other respiratory diseases.

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When it comes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program and Congress, no one seems to know what comes next.

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One might think of the short films nominated for Oscars as work by aspiring filmmakers who manage to cobble together enough money to make their films. That’s no longer the case. Dear Basketball is directed and animated by Glen Keane, an animation supervisor on many Disney projects, among other films. The music is by John Williams, one of the most honored Hollywood composers, and the short piece is created and narrated by Kobe Bryant, the very great and very rich now-retired basketball star for the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s his farewell note to the sport he so loves.

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One idea to battle the ongoing opioid epidemic, some health officials say, is to create supervised facilities for people who inject drugs like heroin. The idea is to meet users where they are to treat them. But such a facility will not be coming to Colorado following a 3-2 vote at the state Capitol Wednesday (Feb. 14, 2018) along party lines. Republicans in the Senate's State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee rejected Senate Bill 40.

In her late 20s and attending college in Texas, Elizabeth Moreno suffered from debilitating back pain caused by a spinal abnormality. "I just could not live with the pain," she says. "I couldn't get dressed by myself, I couldn't walk across my house, let alone to class, and nothing, no drug that had been prescribed to me, even dulled the pain."

Cousins James Ransom and Cherie Johnson spent much of their childhood at their grandparents' house in Bradenton, Fla.

At StoryCorps, they remember Lizzy Devine, the neighbor and Sunday school teacher who taught and took care of two generations of the family.

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