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 2021-07-24 11:31 

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Medal count: Who's topping the table at the Tokyo Olympics?...

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 2021-07-24 11:00 

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July 24th Forecast...

We saw most thunderstorms clear up by the overnight hours. Some light showers continued into the early morning near Gunnison. We will see a dry start to tomorrow with thunderstorms expected to return for the afternoon. Morning lows will stay near our aver...

 2021-07-24 10:24 

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Watch Live: Scenes from Japan during the Olympics...

Two live cameras give us a glimpse of what Japan looks like during the Olympics....

 2021-07-24 05:13 

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Western Colorado Dragway Hits its Groove...
 2021-07-24 03:37 

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Virginia man shares experiences of life in Japan during the pandemic...

TOKYO (NEXSTAR) As the Tokyo games get underway, the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic lingers. Wearing a mask, washing hands and staying socially distant is part of everyday life in the host nation. The country continues to have slow vaccination rates a...

 2021-07-24 02:40 

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Friday July 23, 2021 Forecast First...
 2021-07-24 02:31 

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Bring the pain: Olympic swimming begins with grueling 400 IM...

The eight-lap race requires endurance, technique and strategy while fighting off weary legs and arms churning through all four strokes — butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle....

 2021-07-24 01:43 

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Peach farmers anticipate rainfall to help irrigation, not harm crops...

PALISADE, Colo According to peach farmers in Palisade, clean fruit is better grown in dry climate. Too much rain brings complications to the peaches. "It sets this up for coryneum blight and powdery mildew, however, it takes some time," Talbott Fa...

 2021-07-24 01:34 

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The grand opening of the Palisade Plunge...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — A dream to some has now become reality. The new Palisade Plunge which connects the top of the Grand Mesa to the town of Palisade, spanning 33.8 miles is now ready for you. Rondo Buecheler, a resident of Mesa, CO says, "thi...

 2021-07-24 01:03 

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First Olympic beach volleyball match canceled due to COVID...

The very first match of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament has been canceled because a Czech player tested positive for COVID-19....

 2021-07-24 00:59 

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Unvaccinated US swimmer sparks debate as Olympics start...

TOKYO (AP) — A debate is brewing between former gold medalist Maya DiRado and some American swimmers over U.S. medal threat Michael Andrew's decision not to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as he prepares to compete at the Tokyo Olympics...

 2021-07-24 00:34 

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'This can be me': Black participation rising in gymnastics...

The success of Olympic gymnastics champions Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles has created a spike in interest in the sport in Black communities....

 2021-07-23 23:00 

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July 24th Early Morning Forecast...

We will see most thunderstorms clear up by the overnight hours. Some light showers may continue into tomorrow morning near Gunnison. We will see a dry start to tomorrow with thunderstorms expected to return for the afternoon. Morning lows will stay near o...

 2021-07-23 22:45 

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Border migrant shelter granted reprieve from demolition in Reynosa, Mexico...

The only migrant shelter in the northern Mexican border town of Reynosa will not be bulldozed on Sunday, as city officials had threatened, after a court on Friday issued a temporary injunction stopping the demolition, Border Report has learned....

 2021-07-23 21:30 

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Garland visits Chicago as part of Biden administration's crackdown on violence...

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland visited his hometown of Chicago Friday to ask what the city needs to address an uptick in crime and shootings....

 2021-07-23 21:14 

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Dems push for federal climate action: 'Not your grandfather's fires'...

Lawmakers from Western states like Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden believe the federal government must act now to deal with and prevent wildfire devastation....

 2021-07-23 21:04 

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Photos: See what teams wore at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony...

This year...

 2021-07-23 20:50 

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Asteroid 3 times the size of Taj Mahal to fly past Earth on Saturday...

An asteroid about the size of a stadium — or three times the size of the Taj Mahal — is set to speed past Earth on Saturday....

 2021-07-23 20:44 

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Off-duty officer praised after rescuing two from burning car in California...

"I can live with a couple of burns or whatever injuries I might get. I wouldn't be able to live with standing by knowing that I could have helped somebody and now they are gone."...

 2021-07-23 20:08 

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A rhyming tour of the Japan destinations you can't visit during the Olympics...

Generally, the Olympics draw fans from around the world to a single city. Not this year....

 2021-07-23 15:43 

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Outbreak: 8 positive cases of COVID-19 for the Colorado Rockies...

One week after Colorado Rockies Manager Bud Black and first base coach Ron Gideon were placed under contact-tracing protocols, a total of eight positive COVID-19 cases have been reported for the team....

 2021-07-23 15:37 

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Rocky Mountain National Park considers crowd prevention strategies; here's how you can share your opinion...

The National Park Service has extended the comment period on visitor access to Rocky Mountain National Park to July 26....

 2021-07-23 15:36 

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Watch: Body cam video released after former Idaho Springs officer used Taser on 75-year-old without warning...

New body camera footage was released Thursday after a former Idaho Springs Police Officer was fired for tasing a 75-year-old man without warning....

 2021-07-23 15:33 

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Outbreak reported following Greeley Stampede; less than 25 cases of COVID-19...

A new outbreak of COVID-19 has been reported in Colorado following the Greeley Stampede....

 2021-07-23 15:29 

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Plague discovered in 6 Colorado counties after 10-year-old dies...

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says there have been laboratory confirmed reports of plague in animals and fleas from six counties....

 2021-07-23 15:09 

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Newsfeed Now: US Olympians prepare to compete during pandemic; Officer uses chip bag to save stabbing victim's life...

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....

 2021-07-23 15:07 

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Tokyo Olympic flame is the first powered by hydrogen...

TOKYO (AP) — Inspired by the sun, the Tokyo Olympic cauldron is designed to be better for the planet. The flame at Tokyo's National Stadium and another cauldron burning along the waterfront near Tokyo Bay throughout the games will be sustained i...

 2021-07-23 15:03 

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Do you know what the Olympic rings stand for?...

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 2021-07-23 13:13 

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Olympics ceremony uses music from Japanese video games...

An orchestral medley of songs from iconic Japanese video games served as the soundtrack for the parade of countries at the Olympics opening ceremony....

 2021-07-23 12:43 

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Olympic Games, Tokyo-style: The pandemic era opens...

The Games are underway! And they...

 2021-07-23 11:40 

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PHOTOS: Amid fireworks, Tokyo's opening ceremony begins...

With a blaze of indigo and white fireworks lighting the night sky, the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony has started....

 2021-07-23 11:05 

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At least 100 US athletes unvaccinated as Olympics begin...

About 100 of the 613 U.S. athletes descending on Tokyo for the Olympics are unvaccinated....

 2021-07-23 11:00 

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July 23rd Forecast...

Isolated thunderstorms cleared up overnight. We will see a partly cloudy to mostly clear start to the day with thunderstorms returning in the afternoon. High temperatures will range from average to slightly below average thanks to afternoon showers. The h...

 2021-07-23 09:45 

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As the Tokyo Games open, can the Olympic flame burn away the funk?...

As the first pandemic Games in a century convene largely without spectators and opposed by much of the host nation, the disbelief and anger of those kept outside the near-deserted national stadium threaten to drown out the usual carefully packaged glitz a...

 2021-07-23 09:24 

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Cherry blossoms unite Japan, US sister cities...

Along the banks of the Willamette River in downtown Portland, 100 cherry trees erupt with color every spring. They are a beautiful and delicate gift from the Japanese Grain Importers Association 31 years ago....

 2021-07-23 07:00 

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July 23rd Early Morning Forecast...

Isolated thunderstorms will clear up overnight. We will see a partly cloudy to mostly clear start to the day with thunderstorms returning in the afternoon. High temperatures will range from average to slightly below average thanks to afternoon showers. Th...

 2021-07-23 05:10 

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City Council meeting: Marijuana store regulations...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. It was a full house at the last city council meeting on Wednesday, July, 21 where citizens could practice their first amendment right and address city council for grievances. After almost three hours, city council got to agenda item ...

 2021-07-23 04:47 

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Roth's Pretzels Is Finding Success And Spicy Food Fans In The Valley...
 2021-07-23 02:34 

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Lincoln Park gets vivid fort to inspire kids to play outside...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo- The independent board, Great Outdoors Colorado, created generation wild so kids can reconnect with the outdoors for their well-being. Recent studies from Frontiers in Psychology show that 20 minutes outside reduce a child's stres...

 2021-07-23 02:10 

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Looking at Tokyo Olympics through the lens of the 1964 Games...

Just 19 years after devastating defeat in World War II, the 1964 Tokyo Olympics showcased the reemergence of an innovative country that was showing off bullet trains, miniature transistor radios, and a restored reputation....

 2021-07-23 01:52 

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Restaurants in downtown Grand Junction are experiencing a shortage of employees...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — Some local restaurants are so short-staffed that they have to close their doors during portions of the week. Melissa Quintanilla, owner of Main Street Caf says, "we've had to shut down early some days, we've had to...

 2021-07-23 00:49 

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Tommie Smith, John Carlos demand change in Olympic protest rule...

Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Gwen Berry are among the more than 150 educators, activists and athletes who signed a letter Thursday urging the IOC not to punish participants who demonstrate at the Tokyo Games....

 2021-07-23 00:16 

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejects two Republican picks for Jan. 6th committee...

Tensions are high as leaders in the House of Representatives argue over the January 6th committee....

 2021-07-22 22:42 

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Cartels take to social media to peddle deadly fentanyl pills, DEA says...

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) A wave of the illegal synthetic drug fentanyl is coming to the border on its way to the American heartland. But some of it is staying in border communities like El Paso, where law enforcement officials say gangs are using so...

 2021-07-22 22:07 

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Thursday July 22, 2021 Forecast First...

Very little forecast changes as the Western Slope continues it's storm pattern. As has been the (daily) case, storms bubble over the mountains, mesa and plateaus by noon and drift slowly over the lower elevations late in the afternoon/evenings. There ...

 2021-07-22 20:57 

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Interior secretary: Drought demands investment, conservation...

DENVER (AP) — Confronting the historic drought that has a firm grip on the American West requires a heavy federal infrastructure investment to protect existing water supplies but also will depend on efforts at all levels of government to reduce dema...

 2021-07-22 20:42 

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Olympians open up about mental health while preparing for Tokyo 2020...

From the initial postponement of the Games to the now daily COVID-19 tests — it...

 2021-07-22 20:35 

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Harris meets with undocumented immigrants seeking citizenship...

Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday hosted a group of recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at the White House....

 2021-07-22 19:35 

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Wildfire smoke clouds sky, hurts air quality on East Coast...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke and ash from massive wildfires in the American West clouded the sky and led to air quality alerts Wednesday on parts of the East Coast as the effects of the blazes were felt 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) away. Strong win...

 2021-07-22 19:32 

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Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke...

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto said a day ahead of the openi...

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