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Colorado: State in the western United States
Colorado is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado is 5,770,545 as of 2019, an increase of 14.7% since the 2010 United States Census.


Some US States Are Introducing Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing [Video]

Some US States Are Introducing Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing

According to The Verge, drive-thru clinics are being opened in Colorado and Connecticut.

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Resurgent Biden challenges front-runner Sanders [Video]

Resurgent Biden challenges front-runner Sanders

Bernie Sanders was looking to cement his lead in the Democratic U.S. presidential race as the biggest round of voting got underway on Tuesday, while his main rival Joe Biden aimed to muscle aside..

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Donald Trump mocks Parasite’s best picture win [Video]

Donald Trump mocks Parasite’s best picture win

Donald Trump has mocked South Korean film Parasite and its best picture victory at the Oscars. Director Bong Joon-Ho’s searing commentary on class struggle made history at the Academy Awards this..

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'Above-average' hurricane season predicted this year, top experts say

An "above-normal" hurricane season, which begins June 1, is expected this year, according to Colorado State forecasters.
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Hobby Lobby Defies Stay-at-Home Orders by Reopening Stores, Colorado Officials Say

Colorado authorities sent a cease-and-desist letter to the craft store chain, saying Hobby Lobby is “not a critical business.”
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Is Hobby Lobby an essential retailer? Some forced to close because of COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders

Some Hobby Lobby locations in Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Colorado were shut down after defying states' shelter-in-place orders.
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Hockey sticks, sturgeons and skis: how much is enough physical distance?

From hockey sticks in Canada to downhill skis in Colorado, health officials are searching for relatable ways to urge people to keep a safe distance, in a global effort to slow the spread of the..
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'Not just a big city issue': Coronavirus cases soar in rural America popular with tourists

Rural counties in Colorado, Utah and Idaho are experiencing some of the highest rates of coronavirus cases per capita in the nation.
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Colorado ski resorts shut down amid virus outbreak

Colorado ski resorts are feeling the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic. Ski slopes across the state are closed during what is usually one of the busiest months for some of North America's..
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Veterinary hospitals share equipment to fight virus

U.S. veterinary schools are helping their human health care counterparts tackle the shortage of medical equipment needed to combat the virus outbreak. Programs in North Carolina, New York and Colorado..
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Colorado governor signs death penalty repeal, commutes sentences of death row inmates

Colorado's governor signed a repeal of the state's death penalty law on Monday and commuted the sentences of all three death row inmates to life without parole, drawing harsh criticism from a district..
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Colorado governor signs college athlete name, image and likeness bill

Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado approved a bill to help college athletes profit off their names, images and likenesses. Law will take effect in 2023.
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For better or worse, coronavirus tests couples forced to share home offices

Before coronavirus shut his office, Scott Ford worked with his phone in one hand and chatted with his dozens of co-workers as he paced around their desks at Techstars, a startup accelerator based in..
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Colorado funeral home operators indicted for illegally selling body parts

The operators of a Colorado funeral home whose side business of selling body parts without consent was exposed by a Reuters investigative report in 2018 were charged on Tuesday with fraud and..
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Trump to cancel events this week over coronavirus fears - White House

U.S. President Donald Trump has canceled events planned this week in Colorado and Nevada "out of an abundance of caution from the coronavirus outbreak," White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said..
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Man who threw water on U.S. Rep Steve King sentenced to 2 years probation

A Colorado man who pleaded guilty to throwing water on U.S. Rep. Steve King has been sentenced to two years probation.
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Colorado, Maryland announce new coronavirus cases

Colorado authorities announced the first two coronavirus cases in their state, while Maryland's Governor announced his state's first three. All five patients had traveled internationally. (March 6)  
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Coronavirus death toll hits 12 in U.S., helicopter flies test kits to cruise ship

The death toll from coronavirus in the United States rose to 12 on Thursday with the latest fatality recorded in King County, Washington, and 53 new cases broke out across the country, striking for the..
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Herd of elk caught on video taking their time crossing a street in Estes Park, Colorado

This herd of elk was caught on video crossing a street in Estes Park, Colorado and taking their sweet time.
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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

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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Mel Tucker's move to Michigan State bothers one former Big Ten football coach

Gary Barnett went from the Big Ten to Colorado. Years later, the former Northwestern coach is bothered by Mel Tucker's move to Michigan State.
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Colorado working toward deal with Karl Dorrell to become head football coach

The Colorado football program is working toward a deal with Karl Dorrell to become the next head coach. Dorrell was previously head coach at UCLA.
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'Parasite' studio responds to Trump after he criticizes Oscar win, Brad Pitt's speech

President Trump had sharp words for Hollywood during his Colorado rally, taking aim at the "Parasite" Oscar victory and Brad Pitt's critical speech.
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Live coverage: Donald Trump to rally supporters in key battleground state of Colorado

Donald Trump's campaign rally in Colorado Springs comes on the third day of a four-day swing through the West and two days before the Nevada caucuses.
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Trump frees Ex-Gov. Blagojevich from prison

Rod Blagojevich walked out of prison in Colorado on Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. (Feb...
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'I've told my stories': One of the last survivors of the USS Arizona has died at 97

Donald Stratton was one of the last crewmen to escape the USS Arizona and one of its last survivors. He died at home in Colorado.
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2 men killed in Colorado avalanche, bodies recovered

Searchers have recovered the bodies of two Colorado men who died after being caught in a weekend avalanche in central Colorado.
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Illegal alien or undocumented immigrant? Colorado the latest to debate replacing terms

A Colorado lawmaker proposed replacing illegal alien with undocumented immigrant, bringing arguments heard in New York and Congress to a swing state.
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Sen. Michael Bennet drops out of presidential race

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet is ending his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. The 55-year-old Bennet ran as a common-sense, just-the-facts moderate but struggled to stand out in a crowded..
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Michael Bennet ends campaign for president

The Colorado senator had staked much of campaign's future on the New Hampshire primary, forgoing months of campaigning in other early states.
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World's largest firework explodes over snowy Colorado ski town

The 2,800-pound shell flew 2,200 feet above the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival before it burst, turning the sky bright red.
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Michigan State football coaching search: Luke Fickell, Mel Tucker set to interview

Michigan State football is set to conduct interviews with Cincinnati's Luke Fickell and Colorado's Mel Tucker this weekend as it looks for new coach.
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16-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Murder in Colorado School Shooting

Alec McKinney, one of two students charged in the attack, told the authorities he had targeted people who had taunted him for being transgender.
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Colorado teen pleads guilty in school shooting that left fellow student dead, 8 others injured

Alec McKinney wanted revenge on classmates who taunted his gender identity
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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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Tibetan monks at turtle release, puppy rescue 911: News from around our 50 states

City officials to allow new evidence tests post-execution in Arkansas, lawmakers move ahead on repeal of death penalty in Colorado, and more
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House managers use question from Feinstein to restate their case.

“There is in fact overwhelming evidence that the president withheld the military aid directly to get a personal political benefit,” Jason Crow of Colorado, one of the managers, said.
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Managers seek to prove Trump is a future threat.

Representative Jason Crow of Colorado told senators that the goal of impeachment was to “protect against future presidential misconduct that would endanger democracy and the rule of law.”
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Where Is Cory Gardner?

As the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump nears, the Republican senator from Colorado has gone to ground as he tries to keep moderates and independents in his corner while facing a tough..
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5 shot at Colorado apartment complex, manhunt for gunman underway

Five people were shot at an apartment complex in Colorado and a manhunt was underway for the gunman, Aurora police said Sunday.
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Authorities look for source of mysterious Midwest drone sightings

The drones are not believed to be malicious, according to the Phillips County Sheriff's Office in Colorado.
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Task force formed to probe source of mysterious drones over Colorado

The night-time drone flights over parts of rural Colorado and Nebraska that have baffled investigators will now be the subject of a multi-agency task force, federal and state authorities announced on..
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Big truck buffeted by wind on Colorado highway

Interstate-25 was shut down near the Wyoming-Colorado border on Wednesday after winds up to 70 mph overturned some vehicles and pushed others off the road, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol...
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‘It’s Creepy’: Unexplained Drones Are Swarming by Night Over Colorado

Sheriffs in western Nebraska and eastern Colorado say they don’t know who’s flying the drones — or why. The F.A.A. is investigating.
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Powerful winter storm to blanket nation's mid-section from Colorado to Minnesota

Forecasters warn of white-out conditions in some areas and warn road travelers to pack a flashlight and food.
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Breckenridge, Colorado cancels New Year's Eve fireworks, cites environmental impact

Breckenridge, Colorado cancelled its New Year's Eve fireworks display over environmental considerations, officials said.
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Colorado bank robbery suspect throws money into the air, yelling 'Merry Christmas'

Witnesses say a Colorado bank robbery suspect walked outside and began throwing money into the air, yelling Merry Christmas.
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