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Denver: City and county in Colorado, US
Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most-populous city of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. With an estimated population of 727,211 in 2019, Denver is the 19th-most populous city in the United States, the fifth-most populous state capital, and the most populous city located in the Mountain states. The metropolitan area surrounding Denver represents a majority of the population and economic activity in the Front Range region, the area where an estimated 85% of Colorado's population lives. The Denver downtown district is immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is named after James W. Denver, a governor of the Kansas Territory. It is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station.

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Denver mayor travels for holiday after urging others to stay home

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Coronavirus updates: Arizona, South Dakota hold out against mask mandates; Colorado's largest school district returns to virtual learning

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United is bringing back food, beer and wine. Here's what is (and isn't) on the pandemic menu at US airlines

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U.S. breaks COVID-19 record for third straight day

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Denver voters approve lifting pit bull ban after more than 30 years

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Colorado wildfires destroy homes: "The wind was so crazy"

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Trump holds rallies in Arizona as he fights to win battleground states

President Trump visited Arizona on Monday and is holding two rallies in the battleground state he won in 2016. It’s one of six swing states the CBS News Battleground Tracker now says is a toss-up...
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More bike thefts follow an uptick in bike sales

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Hundreds gather for women's march in Denver

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Denver shooting suspect to be charged with second-degree murder

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Security guard in custody after fatal shooting near dueling Denver rallies

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Denver Wants to Fix a Legacy of Environmental Racism

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Crazy Weather in Colorado: Roasting Yesterday, Snowing Today

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Elijah McClain's parents sue Colorado police over his death

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