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Wed July 6, 2011

The Last Word In Business

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.


Wed July 6, 2011

American Painter Cy Twombly Dies In Rome

Cy Twombly's paintings, sculptures and scribbles — as some of his work's been called — are in major museums all over the world. Twombly died in Rome Tuesday. The 83-year-old artist had cancer.


Wed July 6, 2011
Author Interviews

A Yacht, A Mustache: How A President Hid His Tumor

It's In The Mustache: According to Algeo, President Grover Cleveland believed that if anything happened to his trademark mustache during his surgery at sea, the public would know something was wrong.
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In the summer of 1893, President Grover Cleveland disappeared for four days to have secret surgery on a yacht. It was the beginning of his second term as president and the country was entering a depression, a delicate time in which a president's health was inextricably linked to that of the nation. So Cleveland decided to keep the surgery a secret — and so it stayed for years.

Today, that secret is the subject of Matthew Algeo's new book, The President Is a Sick Man. Algeo tells NPR's Steve Inskeep about the presidential illness that launched a cover-up:

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Tue July 5, 2011

Senate President Shaffer To Challenge 4th CD Rep. Gardner

Colorado General Assembly

State Senator Brandon Shaffer says he'll remain president of the chamber while he challenges freshman Republican Congressman Cory Gardner next year.

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Tue July 5, 2011

Education Gathering in Denver Focusing on College Completion

Education officials from across the U.S. are in Denver this week.  They are taking on the task of figuring out how to make sure more students graduate from college ready for the workforce.

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