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10:01pm

Wed January 4, 2012
Author Interviews

Growing Up Muslim And Midwestern In 'Dervish'

In American Dervish, playwright and author Ayad Akhtar draws from his own Midwestern childhood to tell the coming-of-age story of 10-year-old Hayat Shah, the son of Pakistani immigrants, whose humdrum world of baseball and video games is interrupted by the arrival of a family friend from Pakistan: the glamorous Mina, who's fleeing a disastrous marriage.

The spiritual and lively Mina lights up the glum Shah home, and Hayat falls under her thrall.

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1:22pm

Wed January 4, 2012
Politics

Colorado Democrats Blast Romney on Immigration

Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio and State Rep. Dan Pabon spoke at a news conference at the party's headquarters Wednesday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

With the Iowa caucuses over and attention shifting to the New Hampshire primary, Colorado Democratic leaders are wasting no time blasting presumed GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, with party officials focusing on what they say is the former Massachusetts governor’s hard line stance on illegal immigration.

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10:32am

Wed January 4, 2012
Politics

Colorado GOP Launches New Caucus Website

With the Iowa presidential caucuses now over, Colorado Republicans are looking ahead to the process here. The party is launching a new website to help voters find their caucus locations – a process that may prove more challenging this year than in the past.

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10:18am

Wed January 4, 2012
Presidential Race

Iowa A Virtual Tie For Romney, Decisive For Bachmann

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum finished virtually even in Iowa's caucuses Tuesday, but after Rep. Michele Bachmann's sixth-place finish, she announced Wednesday that she is suspending her campaign. For more on the GOP race and the next contest — Tuesday's New Hampshire primary — Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Brian Naylor, who's in the city of Manchester.

7:48am

Wed January 4, 2012
Occupy Boulder

City Council Adopts Parks Rule; Backs Boulder City Manager

Tents in front of the Municipal Building, Boulder, CO
Jackie Fortier KUNC

Last night the Boulder City Council passed a rule closing Boulder's parks overnight. The rule makes it illegal to be stationary in any of the parks between 11p.m. and 5 a.m.

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