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Denver: Capital city of the state of Colorado, United States; consolidated city and county
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 716,492 in 2018, Denver is the 19th-most populous U.S. city, and with a 19.38% increase since the 2010 United States Census, it has been one of the fastest-growing major cities in the United States. The metropolitan city is located in the middle of the extensive Southern Rocky Mountain Front with Cheyenne, Wyoming, to the north and Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the south, this rapidly growing region has a population of 5,467,633, according to the 2010 United States Census. 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.


Denver Mayor Says Pit Bull Ban Will Stand

Mayor Michael B. Hancock said he would veto a measure passed by the City Council that would have repealed the city’s 30-year ban on pit bulls.
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Colorado transgender teen pleads guilty to murder in school revenge case

A transgender teenager accused of opening fire with a friend in a Denver-area charter school in May to exact revenge on classmates who bullied him pleaded guilty on Friday to murder and attempted..
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Videos for Denver

U.S. artist shows off beauty of flowers in series of charming resin pour videos [Video]U.S. artist shows off beauty of flowers in series of charming resin pour videos

Footage captures the process of embedding flowers in epoxy resin

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Gang of elk run through hills near Denver [Video]Gang of elk run through hills near Denver

Elk herd moves across hilly landscape in Colorado

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Older of two Colorado teens charged in deadly shooting rampage pleads not guilty

The older of two Colorado teens accused of a cocaine-fueled shooting spree that killed one classmate and wounded eight others at a Denver-area charter school, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to murder..
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Radio Station Drops Host Who Said He Hoped for ‘a Nice School Shooting’

A conservative talk-radio outlet in Denver canceled a married couple’s show after the husband wished on the air for something to draw attention away from impeachment.
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A Colorado radio host wished for a 'nice school shooting' to disrupt Donald Trump impeachment coverage. He was fired

A Denver radio host lost his job Wednesday for saying he wanted a "nice school shooting" to break up coverage of the "never-ending impeachment."
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Nearly 40 Years After College Student’s Stabbing Death, Genetic Records Lead to a Suspect

A Colorado sheriff announced an arrest in the 1980 homicide of Helene Pruszynski, 21, who had been an intern at a Denver radio station.
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Arrest made in Colorado cold case killing

Colorado authorities say a suspect is in custody in the killing of an intern working in the Denver area nearly 40 years ago. Officials say well-preserved evidence helped in the investigation of the..
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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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Transgender teen charged in fatal school shooting will be tried as an adult

A transgender teenager who told police that he and a friend opened fire at a suburban Denver high school to exact revenge on classmates who bullied him should be tried on murder charges as an adult, a..
Reuters - Published

'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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Winter storms cause travel nightmare ahead of Thanksgiving

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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500+ US flights canceled, most in Denver, amid Thanksgiving week winter storms

Amid potential weather disruption, nearly 550 flights have been cancelled within, into or out of the U.S. as of Tuesday morning
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Airlines waive change fees for travel through Denver ahead of snowstorm

If you're ticketed to travel out of the Denver International Airport on Tuesday, you can change for flight for free on most airlines.
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Highly contagious norovirus shuts down 46 Colorado schools

Tens of thousands of students in Colorado are not allowed to go back to school until next month, as a highly-contagious virus spreads. It shut down an entire school district in the Grand Junction area,..
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More than 50 vehicles pile up in Denver crash

Police say more than 50 vehicles were involved in a weather-related crash in west Denver. Injuries were reported in the pileup Thursday night, but Denver police say none are considered..
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Denver Radio Host Fired in Mid-Show After Criticizing Trump

Craig Silverman, who said he felt frozen out on a station that solidly backed the president, had angered managers over appearances on competing media.
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How Voters Turned Virginia from Deep Red to Solid Blue

A new kind of suburbanization is sweeping through politics, from Richmond to Atlanta, Houston, Denver and elsewhere, and Democrats are starting to breach Republicans’ firewalls in elections.
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Above and beyond

A lot of police officers go above and beyond, but few have gone further than Denver Police Officers Monique Sedberry and Alicia Martinez, who got a call last year to check on the welfare of a bullied..
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From 1999: Goats as lawn mowers

For years Denver faced a troubling force of nature: Thousands of acres of noxious weeds spreading through the city. In an effort to deal with the botanical nightmare, the city turned to an unlikely..
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Medical marijuana: Will Colorado's "green rush" last?

Denver, Colo., has more medical marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks, but the budding business defies federal laws. Steve Kroft reports.
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Brewing titan Molson Coors undergoes name change, looks to cut up to 500 jobs

Molson Coors will close its Denver office, with the MillerCoors Chicago office becoming the North American operational headquarters.
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'Shark Tank': Turning shoes into golf shoes is a hole in one for Denver entrepreneurs

While the rest weren't exactly golfers, two 'Shark Tank' investors were captivated by Golfkicks, a product that turns regular shoes into golfwear.
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Mom accused of killing daughter said she had terminal illness, taking $539K from Medicaid

Kelly Renee Turner was arrested at a Denver-area hotel and held without bond, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.  
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Greta Thunberg on politicians: 'How dare they'

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told a rally in Denver that young people must be prepared to keep striking to call for action on climate change - but she's encouraged by those joining the..
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Denver experiences 70-degree temperature drop

The 70-degree difference in temperatures was one of the largest drops in history
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Uber driver found not guilty of murdering Denver passenger

A former driver with the ride-sharing service Uber, who said he fatally shot a passenger in self-defense along a Denver highway ramp in 2018, was found not guilty on Thursday of murder, a court..
Reuters - Published

Denver policeman fired for saying he was raped by woman he impregnated

A Denver policeman has been fired for falsely claiming that he was raped by a woman he impregnated in what authorities said was an effort by the officer to avoid paying child support, a disciplinary..
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United Airlines flight diverted after woman gets stuck in bathroom

Washington, D.C.-to-San Francisco flight lands in Denver, where she was freed by firefighters and a mechanic and was OK outside of being embarrassed
CBS News - Published

Anti-ICE demonstrators, counter-protesters face off in Colorado

The event ended peacefully, authorities told CBS Denver
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Woman files lawsuit after giving birth alone in Denver jail cell

Diana Sanchez claims that deputies and nurses ignored her please for help during about five hours of labor while incarcerated
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Woman who gave birth alone in a jail cell files lawsuit

Surveillance video shows a woman giving birth alone in a jail cell last year. Now she's suing the city of Denver. The video shows her writhing in pain for hours, before delivering her baby.
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Colorado woman fights off mother bear with baseball bat

A couple in Colorado was forced to fight off a mother bear with their bare hands and a baseball bat after the animal broke into their house with her cub. CBS Denver's Matt Kroschel reports.
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Former custodian returns to school as the principal

A Colorado educator who began his career as a custodian, is back in school this week, this time as the principal. Michael Atkins started his first semester as principal of Denver’s Stedman Elementary..
CBS News - Published

The hotel package of your dreams is here: Petting puppies while sipping prosecco

The hotel package of your dreams is here: the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Denver will offer a "puppies and prosecco" package in honor of National Dog Day.
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Colorado police say remains found of girl missing since 1984

The remains of Jonelle Matthews, a 12-year-old girl who disappeared in 1984, have been found by construction workers in Colorado, police said. One of her childhood friends spoke to CBS Denver.
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New York State first to ban cat declawing

It's also prohibited in most of Europe, Canada and some U.S. cities — including Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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10 Cheap Labor Day weekend getaways: Chicago, Denver, Vancouver, St. Lucia and more

We have one more summer holiday weekend ahead of us. Do know where you're going to spend Labor Day? SmarterTravel.com has ideas, from islands to urban.
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To solve 'goose poop' problem, Denver plans to kill the birds and use the meat to feed needy families

The city of Denver plans to catch and kill thousands of Canada geese and donate the meat to charitable organizations.
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Denver hatches controversial plan to kill Canada geese, meat will feed families in need

The city of Denver plans to catch and kill thousands of Canada geese and donate the meat to charitable organizations.  
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Beth Chapman to be memorialized in Denver, 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' star Duane Chapman announces

A day after Beth Chapman's Hawaii memorial service, a second date to honor the late "Dog the Bounty Hunter" star has been announced.
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Another American died in the Dominican Republic, the fourth this month

Khalid Adkins of Denver died on Tuesday in the Dominican Republic, according to the State Department
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Frontier Airlines growing again: 9 new nonstop routes, including Las Vegas flights, $29 intro fares

The Denver-based discount airline is expanding heavily in Las Vegas, with new flights from Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland and other cities.
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Denver man accused of wife's murder can use her life insurance to pay for defense

A Denver man accused of killing his wife can use more than $500,000 received from her life insurance policy to pay for the lawyers defending him against the murder charge, Colorado’s highest court..
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United Airlines flight skids off runway at Newark Airport

A United Airlines flight skidded off the runway Saturday afternoon at Newark Airport in New Jersey. The plane was arriving from Denver and got stuck in a grassy area near the tarmac after landing.
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DNA leads Colorado police to arrest of murder suspect in 32-year-old cold case

Authorities who used a DNA sample to create an image of the possible suspect in a 32-year-old murder case have arrested a suburban Denver man in the strangulation murder of a young soldier at Fort..
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Officials consider demolishing Columbine High School

Officials in Littleton, Colorado, are considering tearing down and rebuilding Columbine High School at a new location to thwart a growing number of people with a "morbid fascination" visiting the..
CBS News - Published

Oakland City Council looks to decriminalize 'magic mushrooms' after Denver vote

The Oakland City Council will vote June 4, possibly setting a psilocybin ruling precedent that activists feel could echo nationwide.
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