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 2021-04-13 16:24 

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US to miss Afghanistan May withdrawal date, sets 9/11 target...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has decided to leave American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline negotiated with the Taliban by the Trump administration, and has set the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks as the new goal, a ...

 2021-04-13 16:21 

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Nuggets' Murray tears ACL in left knee, out indefinitely...

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets will be without Jamal Murray indefinitely after the dynamic point guard suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. The Nuggets announced the diagnosis in a statement Tuesday. It's a big blow to a team coming off a sea...

 2021-04-13 16:18 

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Indians 1B Chang receives racist tweets after making error...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians first baseman Yu Chang shared some racist tweets he received after making a costly error in Monday night's game in Chicago. Chang, who is Taiwanese, posted some of the anti-Asian tweets on his Twitter account Tuesday whi...

 2021-04-13 16:13 

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Defense begins case against ex-cop in George Floyd's death...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense began its case Tuesday at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin, seizing on a 2019 confrontation between police and George Floyd in which Floyd suffered dangerously high blood pressure and confessed to heavy...

 2021-04-13 16:08 

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Russia says troop buildup near Ukraine is a response to NATO...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister said Tuesday that the country's massive military buildup in the west was part of readiness drills amid what he described as threats from NATO. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the maneuvers in weste...

 2021-04-13 16:05 

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Resource officer shot at Tennessee high school recovering...

(AP) — A police officer wounded in a shooting at a Tennessee high school is a 20-year veteran of the force who worked at the school, authorities said Tuesday. Knoxville Police Officer Adam Willson was recovering from surgery after being shot in the ...

 2021-04-13 16:03 

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Official: Iran to enrich uranium to 60%, highest level ever...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran will begin enriching uranium up to 60% purity after an attack on its Natanz nuclear facility, a negotiator said Tuesday, pushing its program to higher levels than ever before though still remaining short of we...

 2021-04-13 15:59 

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UN chief urges wealth tax of those who profited during COVID...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared Monday that the world's failure to unite on tackling COVID-19 created wide inequalities, and he called for urgent action including a wealth tax to help finance the global recovery...

 2021-04-13 15:53 

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Business leaders urge Biden to set ambitious climate goal...

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 300 businesses and investors, including such giants as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, are calling on the Biden administration to set an ambitious climate change goal that would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions b...

 2021-04-13 15:46 

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Protest after chief says officer meant to use Taser, not gun...

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Police clashed with protesters for a second night in the Minneapolis suburb where an officer who authorities say apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop. Brookl...

 2021-04-13 15:35 

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Biden, lawmakers at tribute to slain Capitol Police officer...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The casket of slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday as President Joe Biden and congressional leaders prepared to pay their respects to an officer struck by a car and kille...

 2021-04-13 15:25 

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Newsfeed Now: Health officials pause use of J&J vaccine, unrest continues for second night after deadly MN arrest...

In this edition of Newsfeed Now, learn why health officials are pausing their use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and see the latest on the unrest in Minnesota following another deadly arrest....

 2021-04-13 15:24 

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US recommends 'pause' for J&J vaccine over clot reports...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is recommending a "pause" in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Dru...

 2021-04-13 14:34 

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Colorado bill would prohibit traveling animal show...

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers moved closer to passing a bill that would prohibit using certain animals in traveling performances like circuses, facing opposition from livestock and rodeo groups who claim the measure threatens their livelihood and...

 2021-04-13 14:29 

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Curry scores 53 as Warriors beat Nuggets 116-107...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 53 points to pass Wilt Chamberlain for the most in Warriors franchise history as Golden State beat the Denver Nuggets 116-107 on Monday night. Draymond Green had 18 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists,...

 2021-04-13 14:25 

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Rantanen scores twice, Avalanche beat Coyotes 4-2...

DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen had two goals and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 Monday night for their eighth victory in nine games. Brandon Saad and Nathan MacKinnon also scored as the Avalanche improved to 12-0-1 in their last 1...

 2021-04-13 14:17 

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D51 announces Summer Extension programming...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Mesa County Valley School District 51 is happy to announce that all schools in the district will offer summer learning this year! The district is able to offer what we are calling Summer Extension using federal ESSER (Element...

 2021-04-13 14:14 

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Fort Lewis College hosting virtual Day of Dialogue...

DURANGO, Colo. — Fort Lewis College is hosting a Day of Dialogue on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. The virtual event is comprised of roundtable conversations between, students, educators, and alumni from Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions that...

 2021-04-13 14:00 

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Road Report 4/13/21...
 2021-04-13 11:00 

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April 13th Forecast...

We will see a warmer morning today thanks to cloudy skies moving in during the evening hours. These cloudier skies helped trap in heat during the overnight hours. Expect to see mostly cloudy to overcast skies for this afternoon with plenty of chances for ...

 2021-04-13 07:00 

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April 13th Early Morning Forecast...

We will see a warmer morning tomorrow thanks to cloudy skies moving in during the evening hours. These cloudier skies will help to trap in heat during the overnight hours. Expect to see mostly cloudy to overcast skies for tomorrow afternoon with plenty of...

 2021-04-13 02:19 

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Biden meets with bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss American Jobs Plan...

WASHINGTON (NEXTAR) — Congress is back in session, and that means the infrastructure bill is front and center for lawmakers and President Joe Biden. "I'm prepared to negotiate," the president said as he met with a group of lawmakers on M...

 2021-04-13 00:14 

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US nominates NY lawyer to monitor United Auto Workers union...

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Detroit is recommending that a federal judge name New York lawyer Neil Barofsky to monitor the United Auto Workers union's behavior after a corruption scandal. Appointing an independent monitor is...

 2021-04-13 00:08 

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Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he's sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but Republican lawmakers have deep-seated doubts about the scope of his proposed package, its tax hikes and Biden's premise tha...

 2021-04-12 23:04 

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Backlash to Georgia voting law continues as lawmakers remain split...

Republicans are pushing back against the economic backlash brought on by Georgia...

 2021-04-12 23:03 

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Expert: Chauvin did not take actions of 'reasonable officer'...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors' case against former Officer Derek Chauvin drew toward a close Monday with tender memories from George Floyd's younger brother, along with another look at the harrowing video and testimony from a use-of-force e...

 2021-04-12 22:45 

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Ukraine's leader requests a talk with Putin, gets no answer...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's leader has asked for a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the Russian troop buildup across his country's border and the escalating tensions in eastern Ukraine, but the request has not been a...

 2021-04-12 22:43 

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Attack on Iran's Natanz plant muddies US, Iran nuke talks...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attack on Iran's Natanz nuclear facility is casting a major shadow over Tuesday's resumption of indirect talks between the U.S. and Iran over resurrection of the international accord limiting Iran's nuclear program....

 2021-04-12 22:40 

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Fox stands behind Tucker Carlson after ADL urges his firing...

(AP) — Fox Corp. is standing behind Tucker Carlson after the Anti-Defamation League last week called for the company to fire the opinion host for his on-air defense of the white-supremacist "great replacement" theory. In a letter sent Sunday...

 2021-04-12 22:35 

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April 12, 2021 Forecast First...

The month of April can be the second snowiest month for the Colorado High Country! A statement like that needs clarification and with the unsettled weather the state is expecting this week... anything goes. The mountains will likely add up to foot and a h...

 2021-04-12 22:23 

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Pentagon chief orders review of deadly 2020 attack in Kenya...

BERLIN (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday ordered an Army review of an investigation into a January 2020 militant assault on the Manda Bay military base in Kenya that killed three Americans and wounded three others. In a written stateme...

 2021-04-12 22:19 

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Central American nations deploy troops to reduce migration...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with a trio of Central American nations to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in an effort to reduce the tide of migration to the U.S. border. The agreement comes as ...

 2021-04-12 22:01 

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DeSantis attacks YouTube for yanking his pandemic video...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis attacked YouTube and its parent company Google on Monday, accusing the tech giant of censorship for its decision last week to remove from its platform video of a coronavirus discussion he organi...

 2021-04-12 21:58 

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Georgia sheriff: 3 officers wounded, 1 suspect dead, 1 held...

VILLA RICA, Ga. (AP) — Three Georgia police officers were shot and wounded as they pursued two brothers from Alabama in a high-speed chase that ended early Monday with one brother shot and killed and the other in custody, authorities said. A Georgia...

 2021-04-12 21:54 

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Ex-police chief gets 1 year in prison for hiring scandal...

(AP) — The former police chief of Connecticut's largest city was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison for rigging the hiring process that led to his appointment in 2018. A federal judge in Bridgeport handed down the punishment to A...

 2021-04-12 21:51 

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Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid charged with DWI after crash...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury after a crash that left a 5-year-old girl critically injured. The Jackson County pros...

 2021-04-12 21:37 

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Journey to Tokyo: Rugby player Lauren Doyle aims for spot on Olympics roster, gold...

"Pretty much just got recognized for being fast," the former track star said smiling....

 2021-04-12 21:35 

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Microsoft buying speech recognition firm Nuance in $16B deal...

(AP) — Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a deal worth about $16 billion. The acquisition will get Microsoft deeper into hospitals and the health care industry through Nuance's widely used me...

 2021-04-12 21:22 

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Two PHS seniors named Daniels Scholars...

PALISADE, Colo. — Congratulations to Palisade High School seniors Magdalena Latek and Jennasea Brook Licata! Both have been named Daniels Fund Scholars for 2021. The prestigious Daniels Fund Scholarship Program covers up to $25,000 per year in colle...

 2021-04-12 21:16 

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Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments...

Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System is the governing board for Colorado State University and the Colorado State University, Pueblo. The Board selects the presidents of t...

 2021-04-12 21:10 

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Foundation Supports Nonprofit Employee Well-Being...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Rocky Mountain Health Foundation has awarded grants totaling over $574,000 to health-focused organizations on the Western Slope. Nearly $163,000 in Staff Care grants has been awarded to organizations funded by RMHF in 2020. T...

 2021-04-12 21:02 

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Delta County Coroner and Sheriff Release Name in Officer-Involved Shooting...

DELTA, Colo. — The Delta County Coroner's Office and the Delta County Sheriff's Office have identified the deceased female involved in last Friday's Officer-involved shooting as Paige Pierce (Schmidt), a 26-year-old female from Austin, C...

 2021-04-12 20:54 

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Eagle County Public Safety Agencies Transform First Responder Communications with FirstNet...

VAIL, Colo. — The Vail Police Department, Gypsum Fire Protection District and Eagle County Sheriff's Office are connecting our first responders to FirstNet the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpos...

 2021-04-12 20:46 

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Police report multiple victims in Tennessee school shooting...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Multiple people including a police officer were shot Monday at a high school in the east Tennessee city of Knoxville, authorities said, adding that the scene had been secured. The Knoxville Police Department tweeted that auth...

 2021-04-12 20:41 

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Weinstein challenges extradition to face California charges...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A lawyer for convicted movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Monday challenged Weinstein's extradition to California to face sexual assault charges contained in a newly revealed indictment, citing a paperwork technicality after...

 2021-04-12 20:37 

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Biden picks 2 Trump critics for border, immigration roles...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday nominated two critics of Trump-era immigration policies for key roles at the Department of Homeland Security. The nominations come as the Biden administration faces a rising number of people attempting...

 2021-04-12 20:28 

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Hilltop's Family Resource Center Receives $12,500 Grant for Hunger Relief...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Hilltop's Family Resource Center has been awarded a grant of $12,500 for hunger relief. Funding was made possible by the City of Grand Junction through the #GJStrong Fund, managed by the Western Colorado Community Foundat...

 2021-04-12 20:04 

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'Thought that was it': Runner recalls Boulder store shooting...

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Inside a small room where she and four others were hiding from a gunman just steps away from their locked door, Olympic hopeful Maggie Montoya made a quiet and emotional phone call to her parents. Just to tell them one last tim...

 2021-04-12 19:58 

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Casa Bonita restaurant in Colorado files for bankruptcy...

DENVER (AP) — A well-known restaurant in Colorado that has been closed since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March 2020 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Casa Bonita in Lakewood, famous for its cliff divers, a 30-foot (about 9-me...

 2021-04-12 18:45 

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Unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumors...

For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science's best tools. Now doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids' brains to infect their tumors and spur an immune s...

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