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FILE In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The Justice Department warned lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have to wind down its bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the end of the week if Congress fails to reauthorize the Patriot Act. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

WASHINGTON | Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of domestic phone records. McConnell, R-Ky., warned against allowing the controversial NSA program and other key surveillance activities under the USA Patriot Act […]

Partners Adrian, left and Shane, arrive to cast their vote at a polling station in Drogheda, Ireland, Friday, May 22, 2015.  Ireland began voting Friday in a referendum on Gay marriage which will require an amendment to the Irish constitution. Opinion polls throughout the two-month campaign suggest the government-backed amendment should be approved by the required majority of voters when results are announced Saturday.  (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

DUBLIN | Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world’s first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued. Senior figures from the “no” campaign, who sought to prevent Ireland’s constitution from being amended to permit same-sex marriages, say the […]

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DENVER | Law enforcement officers across Colorado are out in force this weekend looking for people who are driving while impaired. The stepped-up patrols will continue through Tuesday, citing and arresting drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The launch of the Memorial Day enforcement coincides with the start of Checkpoint Colorado, which continues through […]

AURORA  | Law enforcement officers across Colorado are out in force this weekend looking for people who are driving while impaired. The stepped-up patrols will continue through Tuesday, citing and arresting drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The launch of the Memorial Day enforcement coincides with the start of Checkpoint Colorado, which continues through Labor […]

FILE - In this Tuesday Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. Federal regulators are moving ahead with a court-ordered environmental review of a Colorado coal mine's permit that, if extended, could save the jobs of about 220 miners. It's not clear if regulators will challenge the court's order to consider the impacts of coal mining on climate change - an order that could set a precedent that might endanger other mining projects. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

“The federal government must vigorously defend the legality of its permitting actions, and leave policy debates over the role of coal to the legislative and rulemaking proceedings where those debates belong,” Gardner and Tipton wrote in a letter Thursday.

In this photograph taken Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, Colin Sommers, left, director of engineering for eTuk USA, Walid Mourtada, center, chief executive officer, and Michael Fox show off one of their company's electric Tuk-Tuk models being prepared for delivery at the trio's manufacturing plant in northeast Denver. It's too soon to know if Americans will embrace tuk-tuks, but  Fox, director of sales and marketing for eTuk USA, says the company has been selling the vehicles across the country to individuals, marketing companies and food vendors for between $16,950 and $25,000, depending on how they are customized. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER | They’re ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing. Now, a company that manufactures tuk-tuks — the three-wheeled motorized rickshaws that have moved the masses for more than a century and go by many other names in Asia, Africa and Latin America — aims to make inroads in the […]

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser listens at left as Police Chief Cathy Lanier speaks during a news conference in Washington, Thursday, May 21, 2015, to discuss the investigation into the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. Lanier said investigators believe a suspect in the slayings is in the Brooklyn area of New York City.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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