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7:20am

Fri February 27, 2015

5:00am

Fri February 27, 2015
Movies

'What We Do In The Shadows' Sends Up Modern Life, Vampire Style

Courtesy Unison Films

Recent versions of vampires – at least in the movies – have seemed too much like pouty teenagers who need to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. In contrast who doesn't prefer old-fashioned Dracula types with creepy old castles and coffins to sleep in, who don't moon about and whine so much? The new film What We Do in the Shadows strikes a middle ground.

Hailing from New Zealand, which apparently has a decent vampire population, the four vampires at the center of the film do have coffins, although instead of the castle, they have an apartment, and that's the first problem they confront in the movie.

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3:03am

Fri February 27, 2015
U.S.

Colorado Pushes For Concealed Guns In K-12 Schools

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 5:42 am

Colorado educators take part in a concealed carry course in Englewood, Colo., on Nov. 8. The course is open to all state school employees. Participants who complete the training are eligible to apply for a permit to carry a handgun.
MATTHEW STAVER Landov

Patrick Neville was a 15-year-old sophomore at Columbine High School in 1999. He was on his way to a fast food lunch when the shooting started.

Two students, armed with guns and pipe bombs, had stormed the Colorado school, on their way to killing one teacher and 12 students — some were Neville's friends.

Neville, now a Colorado state representative, says many of Columbine's teachers and faculty acted heroically that day.

But, he says, "I truly believe that had some of them had the legal authority to be armed, more of my friends might be with me today."

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1:36am

Fri February 27, 2015
StoryCorps

Obama To Ambitious Teen: 'You Have This Strength Inside Yourself'

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 9:01 am

President Barack Obama participates in a "My Brother's Keeper" StoryCorps interview with Noah McQueen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Feb. 20.
Chuck Kennedy The White House

Noah McQueen is part of "My Brother's Keeper," a White House program aimed at young men of color.

His teen years have been rough, and include several arrests and a short period of incarceration. But last week, he was at the White House. The 18-year-old sat down for a StoryCorps interview with President Obama, who wanted to know more about Noah's life.

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5:37pm

Thu February 26, 2015
Politics

Hickenlooper On The Work Of The Oil & Gas Task Force

Governor John Hickenlooper.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Reaction at the state capitol to work of the Oil and Gas Task Force was decidedly mixed. Members of the governor's own party called the effort a failure, one lawmaker even graded it an "F+."

The proposed recommendations are intended to mitigate the impacts of energy development near communities. While the task force wants local governments to be more involved in developing large drill sites, it stopped short of allowing cities and counties to adopt rules stricter than the state standards.

With the final nine recommendations to hit Governor John Hickenlooper's desk Feb. 27, what are his thoughts on the group's work and the backlash?

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