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Colorado is trying to fight both poverty and climate change by retrofitting low-income homes. Now, the state is set to get a big boost from the infrastructure law Congress just passed. Sam Brasch of Colorado Public Radio reports.

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Colorado is trying to fight both poverty and climate change by retrofitting low-income homes. Now, the state is set to get a big boost from the infrastructure law Congress just passed. Sam Brasch of Colorado Public Radio reports.

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Colorado is trying to fight both poverty and climate change by retrofitting low-income homes. Now, the state is set to get a big boost from the infrastructure law Congress just passed. Sam Brasch of Colorado Public Radio reports.

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Like all performing arts organizations, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stopped giving in-person concerts in March 2020. During the pandemic, they created online content. Now, two of the pieces that were conceived for streaming are being put onstage, as the company returns to New York's City Center.

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The writer Wil Haygood grew up watching movies with mostly white actors - Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, Henry Fonda.

WIL HAYGOOD: They all had one thing in common - they were all white. As a little kid, I never saw a Black actor.

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The omicron variant may present a serious challenge for state leaders. Most governors have yet to comment, but some Republicans are speaking out, especially those with ambitions for higher political office. NPR's Greg Allen reports.

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Like many of us, 10-year-old Eli McKivigan again has, as he puts it, a...

ELI MCKIVIGAN: Phobia of needles.

SHAPIRO: He really doesn't like them.

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As the climate changes, our seasons are changing, too.

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And finally today, watching movies in actual movie theaters is a thing again, at least for the moment. This long holiday weekend, a top performer at the box office is a film about one of the most famous fashion houses in the world.

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