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Fri April 22, 2011
Monkey See

A New 'Doctor Who' Tries To Make Peace With Its Impatient Stateside Fans

It's a problem that might baffle even the intrepid Doctor Who: how to dissuade the show's devoted fans from downloading it illegally.

Those fans span generations — from those who remember the cult-y British science fiction show as a rickety affair, with visible zippers in costumes and esoteric plotlines, to newer converts impressed by the slick, accessible and very funny new reboot starring Matt Smith as the eleventh incarnation of the Time Lord, who scoots around the space-time continuum by way of a bright blue police call box.

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Fri April 22, 2011
Your Money

Late-Shift Worker's Lament: 'It's Killing Me'

Sleep deprivation has been in the news this week — it's a particular problem for air traffic controllers, who often work long graveyard shifts. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 15 percent of Americans do some type of shift work.

A request on NPR's Facebook page asking people to share their own stories of working on the night shift brought more than 2,000 responses.

We talked to some of those folks to learn more — and below, you can find some of the comments they wrote in response to our Facebook post.

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Fri April 22, 2011
Author Interviews

'Selfish Reasons' For Parents To Enjoy Having Kids

Originally published on Thu July 14, 2011 6:30 pm

The long-term effects of parenting aren't proven, says author Bryan Caplan, seen here with his family.
Emily Korff Veralana Photography

An economics professor has a plan for raising children: have lots of them, and don't stress about nurturing their potential. Bryan Caplan, author of the book Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, says that a child is helped the most if they are in a positive atmosphere.

And if they follow that step, Caplan says, parents can relax — and focus on having even more children. Caplan, who teaches at George Mason University, has three children himself — twin 8-year-olds and an infant.

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Thu April 21, 2011

A Father And His Daughter: 'Always My Buddy'

Jennifer Wells recently asked her father to look back on the day she was born, 27 years ago — and to tell her how he felt about becoming a dad. Steven Wells started his story with, "I was scared to death."

Jennifer's mother stayed in the hospital for a week. It fell to Steven to take their new baby home and look after her.

"I mean, I'm a blue-collar kind of guy," he says. "I've worked in factories and construction; I was a firefighter — and I've got a little baby girl in the house."

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Thu April 21, 2011
State Capitol

Governor Marks First 100 Days in Office

Governor John Hickenlooper
Kirk Siegler

Governor John Hickenlooper marked his first 100 days in office Thursday praising his cabinet and staff for making the transition smooth. And while Hickenlooper wins high marks from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for taking a collaborative approach to the job, some of his top priorities for the legislative session are still up in the air.

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