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6:57am

Fri April 24, 2015
Movies

'The Mafia Only Kills In Summer,' A Coming Of Age Tale To The Beat Of Organized Crime

courtesy Distrib Films

We Americans love stories about the Mafia, or at least movie versions of Italian crime organizations. Many of us admire Clemenza's mix of cold killer and adorable family man in The Godfather. You don't have to look any farther than the often quoted line, "Leave the gun; take the canoli." There's real denial of what it shows about Clemenza and most everyone else in the film.

Films made in Italy, like The Mafia Only Kills in Summer, have a different attitude toward the Mafia.

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6:47am

Fri April 24, 2015

1:35am

Fri April 24, 2015
StoryCorps

The Day One Man Decided To Give Up His Gun

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 10:27 am

Pastor David Ned, 64, shared this and another experience with StoryCorps, last fall.
StoryCorps

During the 1970s the Louisiana neighborhood Pastor David Ned lived in was a rough one.

"I had a little dog, a little white German Shepherd, and I was living in an apartment," he said to Darius Clark Monroe during a visit to StoryCorps last fall. The two men met while Monroe was working on a documentary, Evolution of a Criminal, about a robbery he committed in his teens. Ned was a customer in the bank during the robbery.

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11:52am

Thu April 23, 2015
Music

Long Time Fan Or First Time Rocker? Your Guide To The 2015 FoCoMX

Jason Downing (shown here at the 2013 Fort Collins Music eXperiment) will perform a solo kid-friendly show in addition to a performance with his band, Musketeer Gripweed, at the 2015 festival.
Jason Levine Reel Motion Media

Looking at the list of bands playing the Fort Collins Music eXperiment and feeling a bit, well, overwhelmed?

That's not surprising given the 250-plus acts, 24 venues, and 14 genres that make up the 2015 FoCoMX experience. Whether you're new to the festival or a longtime fan, it's easy to find yourself adrift in a sea of music. Here are five options to work into your FoCoMX experience, whether this is your first time or your fifth.

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11:47am

Thu April 23, 2015
Energy

New USGS Induced Quake Map Highlights Several Colorado Energy Regions

Following the May 31, 2014 quake near Greeley, scientists from CU-Boulder placed seismometers like this in Weld County to look for more earth movement.
Jim Hill KUNC

In May of 2014 there was an earthquake in Greeley. This rarely happens, and scientists quickly started monitoring the area. A few quakes later, regulators ended up shutting down a wastewater injection well that took water from nearby drilling operations.

Human-caused earthquakes are not new, but they've become more common, as oil and gas production has ramped up across the U.S., bringing wastewater disposal wells along with it. While most disposal wells don't cause earthquakes, the lubrication they cause can lead to tremors in unexpected places – like the one in Greeley.

A new publication [.pdf] and map produced by the U.S. Geological Survey shows just where that increase in activity is.

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