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    Early voting returns: More Republicans voting in Colorado so far

    DENVER — The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office released some early voting returns Monday that show significantly more Republicans voting so far than Democrats. This is the first election using universal mail in ballots in Colorado. Registered voters received their ballots in the mail and can either mail them back, drop them off at a […]

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    TODAY: Toy Guns on DPS Campuses, Theater Shooting Trial Delayed, ‘Windowless’ Planes

    DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. 1. Toy guns cause lockdowns at DPS schools, lead to arrest of students At least 10 students who attend Denver Public Schools have been arrested for carrying BB guns on campuses. The fake guns can look real and DPS is reminding families […]

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    Poor scores for Colo. students on science, social studies tests

    DENVER — Results for a new standardized test for science and social studies came in on Monday and they likely put frowns on educators and parents. Students in four grades took the new test. Science was assessed in grades 5 and 8 while social studies was assessed in grades 4 and 7. Just 17 percent […]

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    Nurse released in New Jersey; boy under Ebola evaluation in New York

    A nurse who was quarantined at a hospital in New Jersey after returning from West Africa was released Monday, her attorney said. Kaci Hickox, who said the quarantine was violating her rights, was discharged after testing negative for Ebola. Also on Monday, a 5-year-old boy who recently visited West Africa and has a fever was […]

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    Yes, Hope Matters

    We’re less than a week away from the deadline Brittany Maynard has set to end her life on her terms. Maynard was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma brain cancer, and in April doctors told her she has 6 months to live.  The pain she endures is excruciating, she and her husband abandoned their plans to have children, […]

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    ‘Bell & Evans’ Breaded chicken recalled over bacteria contamination

    DENVER — Murry’s Inc. is recalling approximately 31,600 pounds of gluten free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday. The products have a best by date of August 9, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: 12-oz. boxes […]

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    Wal-Mart has page for ‘Fat Girl Costumes’ on its website

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart is targeting plus-size women searching for Halloween costumes by selling “Fat Girl Costumes” on its website. “Female Vampire,” “Saloon Girl” and “Queen of Hearts” are some of the costumes being sold in the “fat girl” section on the store’s website. The website has several similar categories such as “plus-size” and “adult plus,” leading […]

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    Nurse ordered released in New Jersey; boy under Ebola evaluation in New York

    NEW YORK — An American nurse who doesn’t have Ebola is being released after days in quarantine in New Jersey, and a 5-year-old boy who recently visited West Africa and has a fever is being tested for the virus in New York. The boy, who had a fever Monday morning, is with his mother at […]

  • First Lady Michelle Obama rallies supporters on behalf of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall at Denver's Exdo Event Center Thursday.

    First Lady Michelle Obama rallies support for Udall in Denver

    DENVER — Following Secretary Hillary Clinton’s impassioned plea to Colorado women earlier this week, First Lady Michelle Obama urged a large crowd here Thursday to support Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and offered a hearty defense of her husband’s first six years in office. Obama, still an asset on the campaign trail in 2014 while vulnerable […]

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    Dying man makes ‘complete turnaround’ after hospital reunion with lost dog

    CORBIN, Ky. — A 73-year-old man in a Kentucky hospital had stopped eating, and he told a health car worker that he missed his dog, a one-eyed Chihuahua he hadn’t seen since paramedics brought him to the hospital weeks earlier. That’s when Baptist Health Corbin bent the rules for the man — to some amazing […]

  • When Renee Zellweger arrived at the 2014 Elle Women in Hollywood awards October 20 and posed for the photo on the right, some people said they couldn't recognize her. Perhaps that's because the "Bridget Jones" star has spent less time in the public eye recently; her last film credit was in 2010, and a photo from that year is shown on the left. Zellweger's next film, "The Whole Truth," is due in 2015. (Credit: CNN)

    Is this really Renee Zellweger?

    LOS ANGELES — Renee Zellweger, you had us at “hello.” More like, had us scratching our heads at your look on the red carpet Monday at the Elle Magazine 21st annual Women in Hollywood event. The actress looked so different from her “Jerry Maguire” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary” days that some questioned whether it was really […]

  • When the Bubble of Safety Burst

    We agreed to meet for coffee, and Gillian (not her real name) arrived ready to share how she’s been ‘living through it’ ever since the deadly Arapahoe High School shooting just over 10 months ago. Taking a sip of her Pumpkin Spice Latte  she talked about how, “I had answered 15 questions on my Science […]