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At Fashion Week, Color Pops And Models Call For Diversity

Famed fashion icons Bethann Hardison, Iman and Naomi Campbell have joined a coalition that presses for more diverse representation on the runway. The group has sent a letter to the governing bodies of the fashion world calling out specific designers for their lack of diversity.
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Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.
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Colorado Gets Brief Break From Flood Warnings; Rain Is Forecast

The rains that brought severe flooding have eased, allowing people who in northern and central Colorado a chance to regroup before more rain comes, possibly as soon as Saturday afternoon. The floods have been blamed for four deaths.
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Hotline Responders Answer Veterans' Desperate Calls

Employees at the Veterans Crisis Line work to stop suicides by helping veterans in crisis. A mother of two service members struggles through calls with young veterans, while another responder knows first-hand what it feels like to have a flashback.
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D.C. Wants To Make Sure You Truly Want That Tattoo

The Washington, D.C., health department has proposed a 24-hour tattoo waiting period. A spokeswoman says it's designed to help customers avoid ink they'll later regret. But NPR's Scott Simon notes that for many, the whole appeal of tattoos is that they are painful — and permanent.
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Rescue Operations Underway In Flooded Colorado

Heavy rain and flooding have destroyed scores of communities, with at least four people dead. While the rain had let up a little, more is expected Saturday.
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Colorado Voters Recall Two Gun Control Backers

This week, voters in Colorado recalled two members of the state Legislature who had supported stricter gun control laws. Host Scott Simon talks to Colorado Senate President John Morse, one of those who lost his seat.
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Medea Benjamin's Anti-War Activism: Wearing Pink, Seeing Red

The possibility of U.S. strikes in Syria brought Code Pink protesters to Capitol Hill, holding signs and disrupting the proceedings. Leading them is Medea Benjamin, an anti-war activist who, as it turns out, didn't even like the color pink when she started the group.
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For Wounded Vets, Climbing Half Dome Only Half The Mission

This week, a group of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, many with disabilities, marked Sept. 11 by climbing two peaks in Yosemite National Park. Climbing as a team, they say, gives them an opportunity to recapture what they miss about the military: a sense of camaraderie with a shared challenge.
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Synthetic Marijuana Prompts Colorado Health Investigation

Colorado has relaxed its marijuana laws, making authentic cannabis easier to come by. Synthetic marijuana that contains man-made chemicals has caused an outbreak of illnesses and hospitalizations across the state.

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