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11:05am

Thu August 18, 2011
Local

Cities, College Campuses Brace for Back-to-School Traffic

Creative Commons

Thousands of students are pouring back onto college campuses in Greeley, Fort Collins and Boulder this week as they prepare for the start of the fall semester. On many public university campuses, residence halls open today, with classes starting on Monday.

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5:25am

Thu August 18, 2011
Business

Anxiety Over Budget Cuts Concerning Colorado's Federal Labs

Pending federal budget cuts are causing some anxiety at federal laboratories in Colorado.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood about possible impacts on federal labs in Boulder.

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5:01am

Thu August 18, 2011
Strange News

Engine-Powdered Cooler Loaded With Rum And Coke

In Australia, police caught a man riding what can best be described as a scooter. The engine-powered cooler on wheels was "fully loaded" with rum and coke. Chris Petrie may have gotten away with his creative approach to bar hopping, had he not guzzled beers when he built the scooter.

4:57am

Thu August 18, 2011
World

Lost Emperor Penguin To Head Home This Month

The penguin became a worldwide sensation after it lost its way and ended up 2,000 miles from home in New Zealand.

4:49am

Thu August 18, 2011
Asia

India's Anti-Graft Crusader Agrees To Public Fast

A renowned Indian anti-corruption crusader has struck a deal with police to hold a 15-day public hunger strike against graft. The deal ends a bizarre standoff at a New Delhi prison where the activist's brief detention had turned into a sit-in protest. Renee Montagne talks to Amol Sharma, who's been covering the story for The Wall Street Journal.

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