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    Americans mark Thanksgiving with parades, turkey 

    NEW YORK | Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here’s a look at how Americans are celebrating: ___ AND THE PARADE IS…

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    Family: Boy’s fatal shooting could have been avoided 

    CLEVELAND |  The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive. The video made public…

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    Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson 

    ST. LOUIS | A handful of people are gathered in downtown St. Louis for what the organizer is calling a “pro-community” car cruise. Organizer Paul Byrd says the Thanksgiving morning cruise is meant to be peaceful and to counteract the violence…

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    CLOSE TO HOME: Illegal immigrants in Aurora hold out tenuous hope

    AURORA | When he leaves the house, Jorge Jimenez always makes sure to leave a blank check behind for his wife so she can access his bank account in the event he gets deported. That fear of deportation has hung…

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    PERRY: Thanks for making the turkey day holiday a truly modern affair

    Now here’s progress. While the American Puritans are credited with getting the whole Thanksgiving thing rolling here in the New World, they lost control of the holiday soon after. That was good news. That meant that the holiday soon became…

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    For Thanksgiving, give the gift of life for abandoned pets

    AURORA | Laura Gittings recently adopted a dog that she didn’t come by through any pet store or animal shelter. “This farmer was in his yard and a pickup (truck) came by really fast and slowed down,” Gittings, a resident…

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    QUIDNUNC: Thanks for cash in other hands

    QUID HAS HEARD that there’s plenty to be thankful for, but there’s even more to be thankful for when it comes to government officials paying themselves well. In it’s annual budget, state officials had to disclose how much they make…

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    Aurora woman who faked son’s cancer gets probation

    CENTENNIAL | An Aurora woman who collected tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions after lying about her 6-year-old son having cancer was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and 90 nights in jail. A judge ordered Sandy Nguyen, of Aurora,…

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    EDITORIAL: Police must be accountable for negligent shootings

    This week saw historical violence and tragedy after a 12-year-old black boy playing with a toy gun was shot to death by a white police officer in Columbus, Ohio. Even more unnerving was the destruction of wide areas of Ferguson,…


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    CLOSE TO HOME: Illegal immigrants in Aurora hold out tenuous hope

    AURORA | When he leaves the house, Jorge Jimenez always makes sure to leave a blank check behind for his wife so she can access his bank account in the event he gets deported. That fear of deportation has hung…

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    Aurora woman who faked son’s cancer gets probation

    CENTENNIAL | An Aurora woman who collected tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions after lying about her 6-year-old son having cancer was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and 90 nights in jail. A judge ordered Sandy Nguyen, of Aurora,…

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    For Thanksgiving, give the gift of life for abandoned pets

    AURORA | Laura Gittings recently adopted a dog that she didn’t come by through any pet store or animal shelter. “This farmer was in his yard and a pickup (truck) came by really fast and slowed down,” Gittings, a resident…

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    Missouri slaying protested in Denver; 3 arrests

    DENVER | Protesters in Denver took to the streets for a second straight night following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man. Police say three people were…

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    Colorado shortage of specialist rape-examination nurses spurs recruitment

    AURORA | In the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault, victims are often faced with a second trauma: A medical exam that can be so intrusive, it brings the horror of the attack rushing back. Leni Sutton, a sexual assault…

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    Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

    WASHINGTON | Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama. “I look forward to the…

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    Colorado returns to split-party legislative rule

    DENVER | Colorado Democrats emerged from the 2014 elections battered and bruised, losing the state Senate for the first time in 10 years and having a slimmer margin of power in the House than they had two years ago. But with…

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    Voters take the ‘no’ road, mayor laments lack of transportation dollars

    AURORA | City officials are struggling to fund $500 million in road and infrastructure improvements. Last week, Aurora residents largely voted down a measure to extend a property tax that would have generated $5 million annually for local transportation projects.…

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    A year after new law, Aurora area election officials still working kinks out

    AURORA | Last week’s midterm election was groundbreaking for local election officials. It marked the first election under a 2013 state law that mandated ballots be mailed to every voter. And it was the first election that allowed new voters…



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    Lawson has 20 points, Nuggets beat Bulls 114-109

    DENVER | The Denver Nuggets have climbed all the way back to .500 after a rough start. Ty Lawson scored 20 points, including a key jumper in the waning seconds, and the Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls 114-109 on Tuesday night…

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    Briere’s OT goal lifts Avalanche over Coyotes

    GLENDALE, Ariz. | The bounces and the breaks that went against the Colorado Avalanche in the first period went their way late in a comeback victory over the Arizona Coyotes. Daniel Briere scored 3:16 into overtime, and the Avalanche rallied from…

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    Broncos helping distribute Thanksgiving food boxes

    DENVER | The Denver Broncos are helping distribute Thanksgiving food boxes to families in need. The players are teaming up with the Denver Rescue Mission to load boxes into the cars of about 2,000 families at Sports Authority Field on Tuesday.…

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    Broncos bringing in kickers Feely, Barth

    ENGLEWOOD | Brandon McManus is like many young kickers who stumble in the NFL before finding a foothold. What separates him from most is that he’s playing for a team on a Super Bowl-or-bust mission. So, clanking a 33-yard field goal attempt…

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    Nike extends contract with USOC through 2020

    The swoosh and the rings will stick together through at least 2020. The U.S. Olympic Committee signed an extension to its sponsorship deal with Nike that will last through the Tokyo Games six years from now. Nike is one of…

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    Football: Grandview drops heartbreaker to Valor Christian in 5A semifinals

    AURORA | The Grandview football team won the Centennial League championship, but now has to watch two teams it beat along the way battle for the Class 5A state title. Following a wild game filled with missed opportunities, emotion and…

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    Football: Capsule look at Valor Christian vs. Grandview

    CLASS 5A FOOTBALL SEMIFINAL MATCHUP NO. 2 VALOR CHRISTIAN (9-3) VS. NO. 1 GRANDVIEW (12-0) 1 p.m., Nov. 22, Legacy Stadium BREAKDOWN: Grandview and Valor Christian became Centennial League rivals this season due to realignment, but the two programs have…

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    Aurora prep sports schedule, Nov. 22

    FOOTBALL Class 5A state semifinals Valor Christian vs. Grandview at Legacy Stadium, 1 p.m. Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or sports@aurorasentinel.com. Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel

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    Volleyball: Several Aurora senior volleyball stars net final match at CCGS All-State Games

    ARVADA | Seven of Aurora’s best senior volleyball players — who all played in the Nov. 7-8 Class 5A state tournament — got to play one final prep match Sunday. Stars from 5A state champion Grandview, plus state qualifiers Cherokee…

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    Signings: Regis Jesuit holds first joint boys, girls NLI ceremony

    AURORA | On the stage at its gleaming new Performing Arts Center, Regis Jesuit High School broke ground on a new athletic tradition Wednesday afternoon. For the first time, the Boys Division and Girls Division held a joint National Athletic…

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    For Thanksgiving, give the gift of life for abandoned pets

    AURORA | Laura Gittings recently adopted a dog that she didn’t come by through any pet store or animal shelter. “This farmer was in his yard and a pickup (truck) came by really fast and slowed down,” Gittings, a resident…

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    New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

    WASHINGTON | Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the…

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    From Japan, the joy of minimalism at home

    If you haven’t communed with your socks lately, thanked your shoes for their hard work or bowed (at least mentally) to your home in appreciation, maybe it’s time to consider it. “It is very natural for me to say thank…

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    Thanksgiving travel woes? There’s an app for that

    Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your…

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    Lighted public art chosen to shine inside Colfax light rail station

    AURORA | Art is coming to Aurora’s light rail as well as its libraries. Aurora City Council voted Monday to approve a contract with Arizona-based artist  Joe O’Connell to create $300,000 worth of art and sculptures to accompany the new…

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    PERRY EXIT STRATEGY: If you love your friends and family, don’t give them the bird on Thanksgiving

    I am going to change your life in the next 869 words. It’s starts with this touchstone: Thanksgiving dinner sucks. It doesn’t have to. Despite what people in NYC think, Colorado is the nouveau nexus of the foodie world. Now…

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    Tater Tots appealing to hipsters and home cooks

    Tater Tots have come a long way from your school lunch tray. The comfort (and kid) food staple, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, has been making it big on the bar scene, showing up as a crispy snack…

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    1 pork tenderloin, 3 fresh ways to serve it

    The holidays are stressful enough, never mind if you feel the need to reinvent your dinner repertoire every time someone new pops over. But at the same time, December is going to be an awful long month if you resort…

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    In Seattle, tofu turkeys get Thanksgiving pardons

    SEATTLE | As Thanksgiving approaches, Tofurkys in Seattle can breathe easy, even if real turkeys can’t. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pardoned a soybean-based roast Friday, The Seattle Times reported this week (http://bit.ly/1HEA5Uu ). Spokesman Jason Kelly says Murray posed with the…

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    Want the best deal? Skip the turkey

    NEW YORK | Looking for the best deal? You might want to skip the turkey and shop on Thanksgiving. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can…

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