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“I have decided,” Trump says of Iran deal — before big talks

"I have decided," President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, announcing he'd reached a verdict on the Iran nuclear deal's future even as top U.S. and Iranian officials headed into their highest-level talks of his presidency.

Painted ladies butterflies have taken over the Front Range on their way south

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The Front Range has been taking on a tinge of orange. But not because of fall foliage, but rather a large migration of the painted lady butterfly.

Hillary Clinton and Stephen Colbert talk Trump, Russia, Putin and chardonnay

Hillary Clinton has been all over the place promoting her new book, "What Happened?"

U.S. gives $32M for Rohingya amid “historic exodus” from Myanmar

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The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar.

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Oklahoma City man killed by police was deaf

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Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man who was approaching them holding a metal pipe apparently didn't hear witnesses yelling that the man was deaf, the department said Wednesday.

Trump says Middle East peace deal may be “toughest deal of all”

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that achieving peace between the Israelis and Palestinians may be the "toughest deal of all" that he's tried to negotiate, adding that his administration nonetheless is working hard for peace in the…

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Nations start signing nuke ban treaty opposed by big powers

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Nations on Wednesday began signing the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact backed by over 100 countries but spurned by those with nuclear arms.

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America’s opioid problem is so bad it’s cutting into U.S. life expectancy

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Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city's history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4.

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Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday as officials warned it would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of…

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Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 217

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Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed…

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A university president held a dinner for black students — and set the table with cotton stalks and collard greens

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A Tennessee university president has apologized for offending African-American students with a table centerpiece that included stalks of cotton - a piece of Southern-style decor that is raising questions about cultural and racial…

There are an estimated 40 million slaves in the world. Where do they live and what do they do?

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Slavery is not a thing of the past. A report released Tuesday by the U.N.-affiliated International Labor Office (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation estimates that there were 40.3 million people in some form of modern slavery around the…

Stopped at U.S. border, Haitians find “Mexican dream” instead

They are among several thousand Haitians who came to Mexico's northwest corner hoping to cross the border before the U.S. abruptly closed its doors last year.

One last last chance: GOP strains for Obamacare repeal votes

Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." The pressure was intense, the outcome uncertain in a Capitol…

Massachusetts court: Roadside drunken driving tests not valid for pot

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Massachusetts' highest court ruled Tuesday that field sobriety tests typically used in drunken-driving cases cannot be treated as conclusive evidence that a motorist was operating under the influence of marijuana.

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Study: Only half of America’s small businesses offer health coverage to employees

Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide.

Rockies’ walk-off loss to Giants cuts wild-card lead to one game

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It's becoming increasingly evident that the Rockies' quest for their first trip to the playoffs since 2009 is not going to come easily.

Crocs’ billion dollar strategy: Stay ugly

Crocs, perhaps the most polarizing shoe of our time, is making a comeback.

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Your chances of getting a bigger raise or bonus in 2018 just went down

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Middle-class incomes are on the rise, corporate profit growth has been particularly strong and unemployment is low. But don't expect all that good economic news to translate into a big bonus next year: Companies are actually projecting a…

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Winds kick up dust and dirt along Front Range as cold front drops in

A cold front out of the north, with sustained winds of 15 to 30 mph, brought a dramatic change to the air in the Denver area Tuesday evening as mountains to the west disappeared behind a cloud of dust.

Tuesday, Sep 19

Sprawling 62-acre estate in Aspen listed at $25.5 million

The house has 17 sets of French doors to transport you to one of six luxurious outdoor patio areas, each surrounded by perennial gardens and unbelievable views.

Museum finishes excavation of the Thornton Triceratops after digging up remaining ribs, vertebrae and sacrum

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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science finished its excavation of the Thornton triceratops Monday after digging out a few remaining ribs, vertebrae and sacrum, or the backbone between the hips. The find is the most complete Cretaceous…

Fire danger high across much of Colorado Tuesday

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Fire conditions will be ripe throughout the much the state Tuesday afternoon with gusty winds and low humidity.

Thousands protest in Bangladesh as Rohingya flee Myanmar

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More than 10,000 Muslims in Bangladesh have marched toward Myanmar's embassy to protest the country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

Monday, Sep 18

Mattis: No need yet to shoot down North Korean missiles

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. has not attempted to shoot down any of North Korea's missiles -- including two that have recently overflown Japan -- because they have not posed a direct threat.

Rashaan Salaam and the weight of life after football: “Some days good. Some days bad.”

Boulder police this week released the final report of its investigation into the suicide of Rashaan Salaam, the 42-year-old former star running back at the University of Colorado. Friends and family described a man haunted by his short…

Immigrant and refugee students find “the epitome of what a public school can and should be” in Denver

The student body at South High School in Denver has more than 600 foreign born students. At school, they find encouragement and support as they deal with uncertainty over whether they truly are welcome in the United States.

Kiszla: With rout of Dallas, the Broncos put NFL on notice: Their big D is back, nastier than ever

The Broncos beat the Cowboys every which way but loose. For those of you keeping score at home, the final was: The Real Big D 42, those Crying Eyes from Texas 17. And it wasn’t even that close.

Sunday, Sep 17

“Blood flowed in the streets”: Refugees from one Rohingya village recount days of horror

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The Myanmar military's "clearance operation" in the Maung Nu hamlet and dozens of other villages populated by the country's ethnic Rohingya minority triggered an exodus of an estimated 400,000 refugees into Bangladesh, an episode the…

Union: Thousands of firefighters didn’t work during Harvey

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Thousands of Houston firefighters were told to stay home at the height of Harvey's flooding even as calls for help overwhelmed 911 dispatchers, the president of the city's firefighters union said Friday.

Appeals court taking foie gras off the menu in California

A federal appeals court reinstated California's ban on foie gras Friday, finding that a state law preventing sales of the luxury liver pate made by force-feeding ducks and geese was not pre-empted by federal authority to regulate poultry…

One person injured in hit-and-run in Mesa County

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One person received life-threatening injuries Saturday in a hit-and-run in Mesa County.

Saturday, Sep 16

Family of four dies in plane crash north of Glenwood Springs

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A family of four died in a plane crash while flying from Fort Collins to Utah in a private plane Saturday, according to the Garfield County Sheriff's Office. An air search found debris from the crash north of Glenwood Springs shortly…

Denver metro area may see isolated storms after going 31 days without measurable rain

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Denver has the chance of isolated storms this weekend, potentially dropping sorely needed water on the metro area that's rain count is three inches below normal.

Trump administration works toward renewed drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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The Trump administration is quietly moving to allow energy exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for the first time in more than 30 years, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post, with a draft rule that would…

Douglas County officials cancel 3000+ pre-evacuation notices for 46-acre brush fire

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A brush fire, streaming a wide plume of white smoke, has broken out in Douglas County.