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1:36pm

Fri April 20, 2012
Deceptive Cadence

To Russia, With Musical Love — After 22 Years' Absence

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 4:06 pm

An advertisement in Moscow for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's first concerts in Russia in more than two decades.
Todd Rosenberg Courtesy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

This week, music is bringing Americans and Russians together in a way that policy discussions never can. And don't call that a cliche in front of the music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

If U.S. relations with Russia have hit a sticky patch over Syria and other issues lately, that didn't stop the Chicago Symphony from thrilling a Russian audience this past Wednesday night, just as it did on its last visit — to the then-Soviet Union in 1990.

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1:36pm

Fri April 20, 2012
Politics

Bill Could Complicate U.S.-Russia Relations

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 4:06 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

Bipartisanship is rare on Capitol Hill these days but one bill is gaining support from both Republicans and Democrats. There's a problem, though, the Obama administration is leery of it.

As NPR's Michele Kelemen reports, the bill involves human rights abuses in Russia. And U.S. diplomats are worried it could complicate relations at a time when the U.S. needs Russia's backing on a range of issues.

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3:03pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Movie Reviews

'Think Like A Man,' And We'll See What Happens

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 4:06 pm

Mya (Meagan Good), while dating Zeke (Romany Malco), follows the do's and don't's of dating advice from comedian Steve Harvey's real-world self-help book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.
Alan Markfield Sony Pictures

Oy, the things daters have to worry about these days. Not just how to dress, act and turn "no" into "go," but how not to become a chirp-chirp girl.

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2:29pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Health

Medical Marijuana Group Seeks to Repeal Fort Collins Dispensary Ban

Infinite Wellnes and 19 other dispensaries closed in Fort Collins on Feb. 14 due to a voter-approved ban.

An alliance of former dispensary owners, employees and medical marijuana patients will start gathering signatures tomorrow in an attempt to repeal a ban passed by Fort Collins voters in November.

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2:23pm

Thu April 19, 2012
Business

Salazar Tours Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Farms

State Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar toured a Rocky Ford cantaloupe farm in southeast Colorado Thursday.
Kirk Siegler

As spring planting begins this week, Colorado cantaloupe farmers say they’re facing an uncertain market and season ahead. 

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