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Trump's choice to be Navy secretary withdraws

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WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Navy, businessman Philip Bilden, said Sunday he was withdrawing from consideration...

Colorado city faces economic loss after prison's closure
Colorado city faces economic loss after prison's closure

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DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper's office is looking for funding to help the eastern Colorado town of Burlington recover after losing its largest...

Hickenlooper warming to state's legal pot
Hickenlooper warming to state's legal pot

By: Peter Marcus - 0 11 hr ago

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Sunday said he is close to calling marijuana legalization a successful experiment. The Democratic governor, who...

Sessions' tough on crime talk could lead to fuller prisons
Sessions' tough on crime talk could lead to fuller prisons

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WASHINGTON — The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a...

What popular tax breaks are at risk if GOP overhauls taxes?
What popular tax breaks are at risk if GOP overhauls taxes?

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WASHINGTON — When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some...

Narrowing the gap: Olympic Museum organizers in Colorado Springs say they're inching closer to fundraising goal
Narrowing the gap: Olympic Museum organizers in Colorado Springs say they're inching closer to fundraising goal

By: Rich Laden - 0 Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Faced with next month's deadline to raise private funds for their project, U.S. Olympic Museum organizers now say they're just $4.2 million short and...

Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring
Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 25, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he won't be attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner this spring. In a tweet on...

Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement
Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 25, 2017

CHICAGO — As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most...

EPA delays rule for miners to give cleanup assurances
EPA delays rule for miners to give cleanup assurances

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 25, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. — Facing pushback from industry and Republicans in Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency delayed on Friday a proposal that...

In Trump's first speech to Congress, will decorum hold?
In Trump's first speech to Congress, will decorum hold?

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 25, 2017

WASHINGTON — A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum. The House sergeant-at-arms will...

DHS report disputes threat from banned nations
DHS report disputes threat from banned nations

By: - 0 Fri, Feb 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority...

Trump to CPAC: ‘Now you finally have a president, finally’
Trump to CPAC: ‘Now you finally have a president, finally’

By: - 0 Fri, Feb 24, 2017

President Trump declared himself among friends as he delivered a campaign-style speech Friday at an annual gathering of conservative activists, where...

Russian diplomat paints rose-colored picture in Denver
Russian diplomat paints rose-colored picture in Denver

By: Mary Maccarthy - 0 Fri, Feb 24, 2017

If you were to believe everything he said, we should all pack up and move to Russia. The Consul General of the Russian Federation gave a talk in...

More states are allowing people to carry concealed handguns without a permit
More states are allowing people to carry concealed handguns without a permit

By: - 0 Fri, Feb 24, 2017

New Hampshire this week passed a law allowing residents to carry a concealed handgun without a permit, joining a growing number of states that are...

Should good Samaritans be allowed to break into a car to rescue a pet or child? Colorado considers new law
Should good Samaritans be allowed to break into a car to rescue a pet or child? Colorado considers new law

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Save a baby, go to jail. Under current Colorado law, it’s a possibility. Following the lead of a handful of other states, Colorado lawmakers...

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