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 2021-05-18 23:46 

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Cuban asylum-seeker shot dead on Juarez strip days shy of being allowed to enter U.S....

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) A Cuban national in line to re-enter the United States to pursue an asylum claim has been murdered in Juarez....

 2021-05-18 23:23 

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Biden tours Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, says future of America is electric cars...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — President Joe Biden says he wants America to determine the future of electric cars. "The real question is whether we'll lead or we'll fall behind in the race to the future," the president said. On Tuesday, the ...

 2021-05-18 22:21 

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Top House Republican pushes back on Jan. 6 commission...

The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives says he will not support a commission to look into the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol....

 2021-05-18 22:14 

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May 18, 2021 Forecast First...

Late Tuesday afternoon/evening the showers and thunderstorms should continue to develop east of Delta/Montrose and over the High Country. These storms will likely continue into the evening hours with some brief gusty/storm associated wind speeds. A partly...

 2021-05-18 22:05 

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Lawmakers raise concerns over troop withdrawal from Afghanistan...

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are pushing for answers from the Biden administration on its decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan....

 2021-05-18 21:49 

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Cycling champion killed by driver suspected of intoxication...

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Gwen Inglis, one of Colorado's foremost cyclists and a national racing champion, was struck and killed on a training ride by a driver suspected of being intoxicated. Inglis was hit Sunday morning near Denver while riding b...

 2021-05-18 21:42 

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MacKinnon, Grubauer lift Avs to 4-1 win over Blues in Game 1...

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog found an early way to calm down the Colorado Avalanche — he dropped the gloves and brawled. That fighting spirit energized a roaring crowd — biggest of the season — and certainly rubbed off on the te...

 2021-05-18 21:37 

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Darvish fans 10 and doubles, Machado HR, Padres beat Rockies...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yu Darvish struck out 10 in seven brilliant innings and also doubled and scored, and Manny Machado hit a two-run homer for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Colorado Rockies 7-0 Monday night for their fourth straight win. The Padre...

 2021-05-18 21:33 

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Cases of virus variant from India rise in Colorado county...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Health officials in Colorado have reported the number of infections from the COVID-19 variant from India nearly tripled in less than a week in Mesa County, the only county in the state with reported variant cases. Mesa C...

 2021-05-18 21:28 

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Congress OKs bill to fight hate crimes vs. Asian Americans...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved legislation Tuesday intended to curtail a striking rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, sending President Joe Biden a bipartisan denunciation of the spate of brutal attacks that have ...

 2021-05-18 21:25 

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Bennet, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Support Family Caregivers...

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are leading a bipartisan effort to provide working family caregivers in Colorado and across...

 2021-05-18 21:23 

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Biden supports cease-fire between Israel, Gaza...

The deadly violence between Israel and Gaza continues even after U.S. President Joe Biden expressed support for a ceasefire during a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....

 2021-05-18 21:18 

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Caprock Academy Announces Graduation Speaker, Mr. Tim Foster at the Ninth Annual Commencement Ceremony...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Caprock Academy is pleased to announce the commencement ceremony of the ninth class of graduating seniors. The ceremony will take place on the south lawn of the Caprock Academy campus located at 714 24 Road, Grand Junction, o...

 2021-05-18 21:13 

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Garfield County rescinds emergency COVID-19 declaration...

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. — The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has rescinded its emergency declaration regarding COVID-19 precautions in light of the greater number of people being vaccinated, combined with decreasing number of local cas...

 2021-05-18 21:09 

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HopeWest Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — HopeWest has been named "Best Places to Work in Healthcare" for 2021 by the leading trade publication, Modern Healthcare. HopeWest is one of 75 providers/insurers and one of only nine hospice providers recognized as a...

 2021-05-18 21:07 

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Prosecutor finds deputies justified in shooting of Black man...

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor said Tuesday that sheriff's deputies were justified in fatally shooting Andrew Brown Jr. because he struck a deputy with his car and nearly ran him over while ignoring commands to show his ...

 2021-05-18 20:20 

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Senate committee debates federal paid leave policies...

Paid leave continues to take center stage on Capitol Hill. The U.S. remains the only developed country in the world to not guarantee the benefits....

 2021-05-18 14:41 

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Newsfeed Now: Investigation underway after train derailment in Iowa; Trap shooter ready to compete in Olympics...

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you'll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends....

 2021-05-18 11:00 

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May 18th Forecast...

Scattered showers cleared up during the overnight hours. Morning lows are expected to be slightly cooler this morning despite the cloudier skies. Rain chances and isolated thunderstorms will return for the afternoon. Today's showers are expected to be...

 2021-05-18 07:00 

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May 18th Early Morning Forecast...

Scattered showers will clear up during the overnight hours. Morning lows are expected to be slightly cooler tomorrow despite the cloudier skies. Rain chances and isolated thunderstorms will return for tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow's showers are expecte...

 2021-05-18 05:12 

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Endangered fish release day...

PALISADE, Colo. One year ago the Palisade High School Fish Hatchery started with a teacher's vision, a handful of students, three big tanks, and more than 200 fish, and students, Addie and Jack were there at the beginning. Jack Perrin says, "We...

 2021-05-18 04:59 

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Junction Earns First SWL Win In Tough Pitchers Duel Against Fruita...

Grand Junction Defeats Fruita: 2-0...

 2021-05-18 03:37 

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Rifle Wins The 2021 3A "Season C" Football Championship...

Rifle Defeats The Classical Academy: 35-34...

 2021-05-17 22:22 

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May 17, 2021 Forecast First...

Less warm temperatures followed by a warm up mixed with wind all week and slight storm chances... unsettled. The scattered showers and thunderstorms will clear out during the overnight hours. Despite the added cloud coverage, the low temperatures Tuesday ...

 2021-05-17 21:59 

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88% of children covered by monthly payments starting in July...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Monday that 39 million families are set to receive monthly child payments beginning on July 15. The payments are part of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which expande...

 2021-05-17 21:26 

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SCOTUS to take up Mississippi abortion case...

The United States Supreme Court announced it will take up a Mississippi abortion case that bans all abortions -- with very few exceptions -- after the 15th week of pregnancy....

 2021-05-17 21:23 

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Biden announces effort to distribute more vaccines to countries in need...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — On Monday, President Joe Biden announced the next step in battling the COVID-19 pandemic would be helping vaccinate the rest of the world. "The United States will share at least 20 million of those doses, that extra supply...

 2021-05-17 21:18 

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High court won't make unanimous jury requirement retroactive...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that prisoners who were convicted by non-unanimous juries before the high court barred the practice a year ago don't need to be retried. The justices ruled 6-3 along conservative-liberal lines tha...

 2021-05-17 21:05 

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Help end the stigma surrounding mental illness...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Board of Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month to increase public understanding of the importance of mental health and to promote identification and treatment of mental illnesses. The B...

 2021-05-17 21:01 

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Summer planning guide: I-70 Mountain Corridor...

I-70 MOUNTAIN CORRIDOR —The Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor between Denver and Grand Junction will have a busy construction season this spring and summer as the Colorado Department of Transportation is making numerous improvements to the corridor. &...

 2021-05-17 20:55 

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Delta County Rock Show...

DELTA, Colo. — The Delta County Rock, Gem and Mineral Show will be held on June 5, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Heddles Recreation Center, 531 N. Palmer St., Delta, Colorado. Featured items will include gold panning, bingo for children, ...

 2021-05-17 19:52 

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Groups alleging human-rights abuses call for boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing...

Groups alleging human-rights abuses against minorities in China are calling for a full-blown boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, a move likely to ratchet up pressure on the International Olympic Committee, athletes, sponsors and sports federat...

 2021-05-17 19:51 

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GOP and Dems clashing over how to pay for infrastructure bill...

WASHINGTON (WOOD) — While Democrats and Republicans say they're making good progress in reaching a deal to invest in infrastructure, a sticking point remains how the federal government will pay for the plan. Lawmakers seem optimistic about reach...

 2021-05-17 18:49 

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Broncos' Kleine highest-ranking female scouting exec in NFL...

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have hired former Vikings scouting executive Kelly Kleine as executive director of football operations and special adviser to the general manager. That makes Kleine the highest-ranking woman in football ope...

 2021-05-17 18:44 

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US distances itself from demands for Israel-Hamas cease-fire...

The Biden administration distanced itself Monday from growing calls by Democrats and others for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers as fighting entered a second week, with more than 200 people dead, most of them Palestinians...

 2021-05-17 18:36 

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Ribbon Cutting at Delta County Fairgrounds Scheduled...

DELTA, Colo. — The Delta County Board of County Commissioners along with Western Slope Conservation Center and The Nature Connection will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony, for the newly constructed Delta County Fairgrounds Boat Ramp and River Access, ...

 2021-05-17 18:32 

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Dems Advance Tax Fairness Package...

DENVER, Colo. — The House Finance Committee today advanced legislation that would provide economic assistance to hardworking families and small businesses. The two bills boost the state Earned Income Tax Credit, fund the state Child Tax Credit, and ...

 2021-05-17 17:38 

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Gaetz associate pleads guilty to sex trafficking charges...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida politician who emerged as a central figure in the Justice Department's sex trafficking investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz pleaded guilty Monday to six federal charges and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors as par...

 2021-05-17 17:32 

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Biden to boost world vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will announce Monday that the U.S. will share an additional 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world in the coming six weeks, the White House said. The doses would come from existing U.S. production ...

 2021-05-17 17:23 

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AT&T will merge WarnerMedia operations with rival Discovery...

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and Discovery will merge their media operations in a $43 billion deal that will create a new company overseeing CNN, HBO, TNT and TBS, along with Discovery's Food Network, HGTV and others. With the agreement Monday to spin o...

 2021-05-17 17:09 

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Supreme Court to weigh rollback of abortion rights...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to a showdown over abortion in a case that could dramatically alter nearly 50 years of rulings on abortion rights. With three justices appointed by former President Donald Trump part of a 6-3 conserv...

 2021-05-17 17:06 

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Trump critic Cheney cautions Jan. 6 riot could happen again...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Liz Cheney, newly ousted from House Republican leadership for challenging former President Donald Trump, criticized GOP colleagues Sunday for downplaying the Jan. 6 riot and condoning Trump's lies that the 2020 election wa...

 2021-05-17 16:53 

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Groups call for reintroduction of jaguars in US Southwest...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmental groups and scientists with two universities want U.S. wildlife managers to consider reintroducing jaguars to the American Southwest. In a recently published paper, they say habitat destruction, highways and exi...

 2021-05-17 16:47 

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Sharks use Earth's magnetic field as a GPS, scientists say...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sharks use the Earth's magnetic field as a sort of natural GPS to navigate journeys that take them great distances across the world's oceans, scientists have found. Researchers said their marine laboratory experiments ...

 2021-05-17 16:39 

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Israel strikes Gaza home of Hamas leader, destroys AP office...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel slammed the Gaza Strip with airstrikes, in a dramatic escalation that included bombing the home of a senior Hamas leader, killing a family of 10 in a refugee camp — most of them children — and pulveriz...

 2021-05-17 16:34 

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Fauci says pandemic exposed 'undeniable effects of racism'...

ATLANTA (AP) — The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that "the undeniable effects of racism" have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native...

 2021-05-17 16:29 

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Blazers beat Nuggets 132-116, secure 6th seed for playoffs...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After meeting to close out the regular season, the Trail Blazers and the Nuggets will face off in the opening round of the playoffs. Damian Lillard had 22 points and 10 assists and the Blazers beat the Nuggets 132-116 in the re...

 2021-05-17 16:27 

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Nunez passed ball, Sheffield wild pitch gift Reds 7-6 win...

DENVER (AP) — Dom Nunez's passed ball allowed home the tying run in the ninth inning and Jordan Sheffield's wild pitch scored the go-ahead run, gifting the Cincinnati Reds a 7-6 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Colorado hit a batter ...

 2021-05-17 16:23 

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Report: Colorado far from meeting emissions reduction goals...

DENVER (AP) — A new report says Colorado will fall drastically short of its goals for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions without more ambitious targets and enforceable limits on pollution, a feature of a bill in the legislature that has Gov. Jared Pol...

 2021-05-17 16:18 

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Connect for Health Colorado Offers More Savings on Health Insurance with Extended Enrollment Deadline through August 15, 2021...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Coloradans seeking health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado can now access more savings as a result of the American Rescue Plan (also known as the "Covid Relief Package"). For the first time ever, Colorado...

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