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    Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

    WASHINGTON | Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond. Democrats lacked the votes Friday to force Republicans to fund the…

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    NASA approves Sunday spacewalk despite water leak in helmet

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | American astronauts will venture back out for a spacewalk this weekend, despite a helmet water leak on their previous trip outside the International Space Station. NASA on Friday cleared astronaut Terry Virts’ spacesuit for the last of…

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    Black Madam: Amber Rose hired me for buttocks injections

    PHILADELPHIA | A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection claims one celebrity who sought her out became “a walking billboard” for her body-sculpting work. Padge-Victoria Windslowe claimed on the stand Friday that…

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    CU environment professor says he’s target of ‘witch hunt’

    DENVER | A University of Colorado environmental studies professor says he’s the target of a congressional “witch hunt” because he expressed doubt about whether climate change is making natural disasters worse. Roger Pielke (PELL’-kee) Jr. made the comments this week after…

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    Native American tribes converge to discuss pot legalization

    TULALIP, Wash. | Tribal representatives from around the country are converging in Washington state to discuss the risks and rewards of marijuana legalization. Tribes have been wrestling with the issue since the U.S. Justice Department announced in December that it wouldn’t…

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    8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

    TYRONE, Mo. | A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks, killing seven people before taking his own life.…

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    Colorado moves ahead on medical pot crackdown

    DENVER | A crackdown on medical pot growers in Colorado passed its first and toughest test in the state Legislature Thursday. The bill’s 5-0 bipartisan approval in the Senate Health & Human Services Committee gives law enforcement and state pot regulators…

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    Group backs off plan to put fracking ban on Colorado ballot

    DENVER | An activist group on Thursday backed off its earlier announcement that it would to try to get a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing on the Colorado ballot and said it would instead try to persuade Gov. John Hickenlooper to…

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    Colorado Democrats reject exchange bonus limit

    DENVER | Colorado Democrats have defeated a move to limit bonuses to people working at the health insurance exchange. A House committee rejected a bill Thursday to require lawmakers to approve before the exchange awards employee bonuses. The bill earlier cleared…

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    Colorado red-light camera ban gets first legislative green light

    DENVER | A ban on red-light cameras and speed-van enforcement passed its first test Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature. But a long afternoon of testimony showed the topic is as divisive as ever. In Colorado, 12 cities use the traffic-enforcement cameras.…

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    Colorado lawmakers consider snow-tire requirements as way to ease I-70 ski traffic troubles

    DENVER | Colorado lawmakers are considering requiring snow tires or chains on noncommercial vehicles at all times during winter and spring months, an attempt reduce accidents and mountain traffic. The bill goes to the core of what’s a maddening experience for…




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    MLB’s oldest player can’t relate to today’s youth

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | When Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins was drafted in 1991, Colorado Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado was two months old. Right-hander Eddie Butler was also still in diapers. “It’s crazy,” Butler said. “The guy’s got a career that’s…

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    AP source: K-Rod, Brewers agree to $13M, 2-year deal

    PHOENIX | Francisco Rodriguez will be jogging out of the bullpen again for the Milwaukee Brewers. The closer and the Brewers agreed Thursday to a $13 million, two-year contract, a deal subject to the successful completion of a physical. “One of…

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    Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

    A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator “failed to meet his duty” in a child abuse case that shook the league. U.S. District Judge David…

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    Lauren Hill makes it through full season despite tumor

    CINCINNATI | The Mount St. Joseph’s women’s basketball team held its postseason banquet in a hospital room warmed by Lauren Hill’s smile. The 19-year-old freshman made it through a full season while raising more than $1.3 million for research into the…

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    Injury-depleted Nuggets lose to Suns, 110-96

    DENVER | Brandon Knight is showing off his shooting touch to his new teammates. His playmaking at crunch time, too. Knight hit two key late 3-pointers and had 19 points to help the Phoenix Suns snap a five-game losing streak with…

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    Upper crust: A-Town slides wood-fire pies to central Aurora, Denver

    AURORA | Neapolitan pizzas and the fabricated pies cranked out by delivery giant Domino’s don’t have much in common, according to pure pie aficionados. True, they share the same fundamental structure — dough, red sauce and cheese — but the…

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    Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push

    NEW YORK | What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips? A campaign being launched Thursday plans to put that premise to the test by enlisting celebrities including actress Jessica Alba and NBA…

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    Psychology on order: How restaurants get you to spend more

    NEW YORK | You may think you’re immune to transparent sales pitches like “Do you want fries with that?” But the tactics restaurants use to nudge you into spending a little extra may be subtler than you realize. Here’s a look…

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    First lady: US experiencing food ‘culture change’

    WASHINGTON | Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a “culture change” in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity, but as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts the first lady also warned that the…

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    Be a champ on St. Patrick’s Day with buttery scallion champ

    With St. Patrick’s Day looming, let’s whip up some champ, a rich and rustic Irish dish of mashed potatoes flecked with scallions and topped with butter. It couldn’t be simpler, but as always, the devil is in the details. Let’s…

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    RISE TO THE CHALLENGE: Keeping your promise to a healthier life beyond the resolutions

    Kenny Frazee is an eternal optimist. Frazee, who is 55 and works as an insurance fraud investigator in New Jersey, says he’s done the dieting thing so long, he was one of the first people to go on the Richard…

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    ROOM BY ROOM: Home Sweat Home

    For those of us who weren’t up on IKEA, the arrival of the uber-efficient Swedish furniture superstore in Colorado became a revelation. Living in a shoebox was never so stylish or affordable. A few years later, though, many people show…

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    PETS: Taking The Lead In Going For A Jog

    Your dog doesn’t need help getting motivated for a run. While you groan at the sight of your running shoes, the pooch wags its tail and spins in circles at just the jingle of the leash. But just grabbing any…

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    DRIVEN: Murano Is Fit For The Future

    If you were to ask me what the fourth “D” is in “Brand new 4D movie experience” my best guess is space-time. My next guess is advertising. Having never watched a movie in 3D, I decided immediately that I should…

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    EXIT STRATEGY: Weightloss Springs Eternal

    You realize, of course, that fat people are the most optimistic folks on Earth. Not all of us, I guess. But you can put money on the fact that the bulk of us with excess bulk are confident that one…


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