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5:30am

Fri April 6, 2012
Environment

At the Governor's Oil and Gas Task Force, a 'Virtual' Protest

Protesters gather outside the Colorado Department of Natural Resources building in Denver.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

A task force appointed by the Governor now has less than two weeks to issue its final report on whether local governments should have more authority to regulate oil and gas drilling within their boundaries. 

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4:35am

Fri April 6, 2012
Around the Nation

Jailer Takes Inmate On Golfing Trip

Originally published on Fri April 6, 2012 4:36 am

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4:21am

Fri April 6, 2012
Europe

Speed Trap Nabs Driver Who Suggested It

A Swedish man got tired of drivers speeding through his neighborhood. Henrik Ismarker sent a Twitter message to the Stockholm police asking them to step up enforcement. The next day, according to a local news organization, police were on duty. A cop pulled over a speeding car, and the driver turned out to be the very same guy who had complained.

2:00am

Fri April 6, 2012
NPR Story

Get Your Geek On With 'Comic-Con Episode IV'

Movie maker Morgan Spurlock, director and star of Supersize Me and The Greatest Story Ever Sold, has a documentary opening on the West Coast this weekend: Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope. It introduces a group of determined popular culture enthusiasts who've come to San Diego's enormous convention in the summer of 2010 to pursue their different but connected dreams.

2:00am

Fri April 6, 2012
NPR Story

Average U.S. Car Price Tops $30,000

Average prices for cars are at an all-time high, reflecting increased demand and a healthier economy. The average car price has gone up nearly $2,000 since last year. Even though car prices are higher, buyers haven't shied away from picking up a new car.

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