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    Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

    INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state’s new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Pence defended the measure…

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    Pharmacist group says members shouldn’t aid in executions

    SAN DIEGO | In a move that could heighten the hurdles faced by states attempting to execute prisoners, a leading association for U.S. pharmacists has officially discouraged its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections. The policy adopted by…

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    Pennsylvania college expels 3 for racist radio broadcast

    HARRISBURG, Pa. | A private Pennsylvania college expelled three students over a campus radio broadcast in which they made racist comments and used a slur. Bucknell University president John Bravman met with about 1,000 students and staff about the matter on…

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    Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

    BOSTON | Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday after presenting a brief case aimed at showing his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack. The defense…

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    Religious freedom laws not used against gays in the past

    NEW YORK | Religious freedom laws like the one causing an uproar in Indiana have never been successfully used to defend discrimination against gays — and have rarely been used at all, legal experts say. However, past may not be prologue…

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    Parents of Aurora theater shooter James Holmes pray for victims daily

    DENVER | The mother of Aurora theater shooting defendant James Holmes writes in a new book that she prays for the victims daily, “by name and by wound.” Bob and Arlene Holmes told the Del Mar Times (http://bit.ly/1IKADqV ) about the book…

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    Closed meeting for Aurora city manager apparently leaves Noe’s position secure

    AURORA | Aurora City Council met in a special executive session with City Manager Skip Noe for four hours Monday night, where some left frustrated, stating they couldn’t come to an agreement over the fate of the embattled city manager. “I’d…

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    Potential jurors tough to hold on to for Aurora theater shooting trial

    CENTENNIAL | Jury selection in the Aurora theater shooting trial continued Monday with just two jurors being asked to return for the next round. Because another juror who was already qualified for the group questioning phase was also released Monday,…

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    State will not audit Aurora Gaylord Hotel project tax incentives

    DENVER | The state Legislative Audit Committee agreed Monday not to have the state auditor’s office look at how Regional Tourism Act money has been awarded to statewide projects, including Aurora’s Gaylord hotel and conference center. They decided instead to…

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    Theater shooting prosecutors say unbiased jury possible

    CENTENNIAL | Prosecutors in the Colorado movie theater shooting case say an unbiased jury can be seated in the community where the 2012 attack happened, despite defense claims. In court records released Monday, prosecutors say potential jurors’ answers during jury selection so…

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    Colorado lawmaker gets some support after abortion comment

    DENVER | A Republican lawmaker under fire for an abortion comment got some support Tuesday from a fellow Republican who publicly disagreed with the GOP’s response. Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, R-Colorado Springs, has apologized for remarks he made after a Colorado woman…

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    Partial victory for Colorado Democrats on minimum wage

    DENVER | A Democratic effort to raise the minimum wage in Colorado notched a partial victory Tuesday when the House voted to allow cities to raise the wage if they wish. But the Democrats didn’t have enough votes to adopt a…

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    Colorado marijuana welfare measure heads to governor’s desk

    DENVER | Legislation that would prohibit welfare cards at Colorado marijuana dispensary ATMs or strip clubs has been sent to Gov. John Hickenlooper for action. The Senate passed the bill Tuesday on a 23-12 vote. Many dispensary ATMs are already set…

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    Edible pot must get new look, lawmakers agree

    DENVER | Edible marijuana sold in Colorado must have a new look. That’s according to state senators from both parties who rejected a bill Wednesday to loosen a requirement that pot cookies and candies not look like regular foods. The 0-5…

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    Colorado bill to regulate powdered alcohol becomes law

    DENVER | Powdered alcohol, a product marketed as a fast way to mix and carry drinks on the go, will be taxed and regulated like liquid booze in Colorado with a bill signed into law Monday by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. The…




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    DUPUY: A New Era of Televangelists

    This week, the junior senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, kicked off the 2016 Republican primary season at a university founded by televangelist Jerry Falwell. Liberty University’s students were mandated to attend Cruz’s announcement speech, so Senator Cruz enjoyed a packed…

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    PERRY: James Holmes Aurora shooting trial staged to become theater of the absurd

    Even the sets are nearly ready for what’s certain to be one of the biggest, most sorrowful productions ever to open in Colorado: The Aurora Theater Shooting Trial of James Holmes. The pile of potential jurors grows, and the opening…

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    QUIDNUNC: Trigger happy for rules at Aurora city hall, lawmakers misfire on city streets

    QUID HAS HEARD that when it comes to talking the talk about Second Amendment Gun Nut Rights that should allow marksmen to pack a wallop and a hog-leg any damned place they want, any damned time, even hard-bitten conservatives at city…

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    Littwin: Ted Cruz for president, because he seems just like a Republican primary voter

    As Ted Cruz took the stage at Liberty University to announce that he’s running for president as the One True Conservative, it suddenly occurred to me that he actually has a chance to pull it off. The smart money dismisses…

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    REAGAN: Think of the Children

    “What about the children?” Politicians of both parties often stoop to using our children as props whenever they’re fighting for a new law or pet government program. They argue we need to cut the $18 trillion debt, regulate the Internet…


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    Schultz, Bachman help Oilers to 4-1 win over Avs

    DENVER | In the midst of a tough season, the Edmonton Oilers are finishing strong. The Colorado Avalanche? Well, they dropped a game they could ill afford to lose. Defenseman Justin Schultz broke a second-period tie and Richard Bachman stopped 29…

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    Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd top AP women’s All-America team

    Breanna Stewart is among the best players in women’s basketball, and she never takes it for granted. Connecticut’s star junior earned All-America honors from The Associated Press for the second straight season Tuesday. She was a unanimous choice for the…

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    Patriots owner: Aaron Hernandez told me he was innocent

    FALL RIVER, Mass. | New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing. Kraft was called by the…

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    Thunder star Kevin Durant has bone graft surgery

    OKLAHOMA CITY | Thunder star Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery Tuesday for a fracture in his right foot, and the team expects he’ll return to basketball activities in four to six months. The Thunder said in a statement that Durant…

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    AP Newsbreak: AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

    NEW YORK | Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set. The average salary when opening-day rosters are finalized Sunday will break the $4 million barrier for the first time, according…

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    National parks call on Americans to ‘Find Your Park’

    WASHINGTON | After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country’s most beautiful and historic places, though it also suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that’s aging and mostly white.…

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    Twin fools NASA at brother’s launch on 1-year flight

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Astronaut Scott Kelly’s identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told Kelly on Monday that he almost had a heart…

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    Attorney: Robin Williams’ wife wants his wedding tuxedo

    SAN FRANCISCO | The wife and adult children of Robin Williams agreed Monday to meet outside court to try to resolve their dispute over a tuxedo he was married in, photographs taken on his 60th birthday and other items belonging to…

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    Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

    NEW YORK | Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to “The Daily Show” a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart’s replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday. Noah was chosen a little…

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    Review: ‘Woman in Gold,’ a remarkable story lifelessly told

    “Woman in Gold” has a rich story to tell. The true account of Maria Altmann’s fight to reclaim a famed Gustav Klimt painting of her aunt, “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” first stolen by the Nazis and then appropriated by…

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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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