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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 municipality 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 capitol, 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, an area within which an estimated 85% of Colorado's population lives. The Denver downtown district is immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with 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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Colorado Weather Extremes Set Records for Heat and Snow in 48 Hours [Video]

Colorado Weather Extremes Set Records for Heat and Snow in 48 Hours

Many parts of Colorado, including Denver and Fort Collins, experienced triple-digit temperatures over the Labor Day Weekend.

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Welcome Back: 2-Time Escaped Convict Nabbed After 46 Years On The Lam [Video]

Welcome Back: 2-Time Escaped Convict Nabbed After 46 Years On The Lam

An escaped convict shot and wounded a rookie Denver police officer in October of 1971. He was caught and convicted in 1973, but escaped from prison again the following year. Newser reports his second..

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U.S. teachers protest school reopenings [Video]

U.S. teachers protest school reopenings

[NFA] Teachers from dozens of school districts nationwide protested plans by some governors to resume in-class instruction, saying it threatens the safety of students, their families and educators...

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Temperatures plunged more than 50 degrees overnight as an Arctic air mass drove into the Denver area, bringing a very early winter snowstorm on Tuesday.
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Wild temperature drop: September snowstorm wallops Denver, a day after temps in the 90s

A major winter storm and frigid temperatures brought summer to a screeching halt in the Rockies on Tuesday.
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Jamal Murray notched his second 50-point game of the series as Denver held off Utah 119-107 to force the first Game 7 of the 2020 playoffs.
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Elijah McClain's parents sue Colorado police over his death

McClain, a 23-year-old Black man, died last year after officers in suburban Denver stopped him on the street and put him in a chokehold.
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Apparent drive-by shooting wounds 9 at family gathering in park

Victims all appeared to be young and all are expected to survive, Denver police say.
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10 injured in Denver drive-by shooting while gathering at local park, police say

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the shooter as the city suffers a wave of gun deaths.
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Retired Police Officer Tracks Down Escapee Who Shot Him Almost 50 Years Ago

“It was like unfinished business,” the former Denver officer said of finding the fugitive, who had been living under an alias in New Mexico for decades.
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Arson Suspected in Denver Fire That Killed 5 From Senegal

Three adults and two children from the same family died in the early-morning house fire in Denver, the authorities said.
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Aurora police chief pledges changes in officer training after Black family’s terrifying encounter

Aurora, Colorado's police chief promises changes in officer training after a Black family's terrifying encounter with police. Eyewitness video shows four kids, aged six to 17, face down in a parking..
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Woman, 4-year-old girl bond over Black Lives Matter

When 4-year-old Camryn Radcliff shouted "Black Lives Matter" in a store, she ended up making a friend. Now, the two Denver residents are working to change the world together.
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Colorado squirrel tests positive for bubonic plague, health officials say

The rodent was found in Morrison, a town outside of Denver in Jefferson County. Health officials said it was the first case of plague in the county.
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Protesters in Aurora, demand justice for McClain

People gathered in Aurora in the US state of Colorado on Saturday to protest the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man put into a chokehold by police who stopped him on the street in..
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Broncos players speak, march at George Floyd protest in Denver: 'We have to use our moral compass'

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Denver police ordered to limit use of tear gas and plastic bullets in protests

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Denver police ordered to stop using less-than-lethal force in protests

A U.S. District Court Judge ordered Denver police on Friday to stop using tear gas, plastic bullets and other "less-than-lethal" force such as flash grenades against protesters in the city.
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New York, Denver, Minneapolis: Disturbing videos show vehicles plowing into George Floyd protests across US

As protests swell across the United States, disturbing images have cropped up showing a horrifying trend: Vehicles ramming into crowds.
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Dale Murphy said his son was shot in the eye with a rubber bullet while he was "peacefully protesting for justice for George Floyd" in Denver.
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Woman drives vehicle into protesters at George Floyd rally in Denver

The black SUV entered a street that had been closed. A man jumped on the hood to avoid being run over, then jumped off and was later struck.
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Michael Bloomberg, a Billionaire Learning on the Job

He joked to a crowd in Denver that he would rather be at his house in Vail, and told people he was excited for “Super Bowl Tuesday.” But Mr. Bloomberg is getting a little bit better at this.
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Colorado lawmakers pass death penalty repeal, send it to governor

State lawmakers in Denver voted to pass and send to the governor on Wednesday a bill that would repeal Colorado's death penalty, making it the latest of a growing number of states in recent years to..
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Colorado lawmakers give final passage to death penalty repeal

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Federal grand jury indicts accused Colorado Planned Parenthood gunman

A federal grand jury in Denver indicted a man accused of fatally shooting three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado in 2015, the U.S. District Attorney's office said on Monday.
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'Yay for teamwork': Denver airport workers build snowman amid Thanksgiving week snow

Airport workers in Denver had some snow-filled fun amid the city's winter storms this week by building a snowman.
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As millions of Americans hit the roads for Thanksgiving, winter storms could be ruining their travel plans. Heavy snow, rain and winds are already causing flight cancellations and things are only going..
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