TODAY: Storm Cleanup, Marijuana Firing Hearing, Generous Tip

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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

1. Storm cleanup continues

Cleanup continues a day after heavy rain and hail pummeled the Denver metro area, leaving damaged roofs, cars and property in its wake.

2. High court to hear marijuana firing case

The Colorado State Supreme Court will hear the case of a man who was fired from his job with Dish Network after failing a random drug test for marijuana even though he uses medical marijuana on the advice of his doctor.

3. Jury awards family $1.8 million in civil case against Denver police

A jury awarded $1.8 million in a case against Denver police in which four officers busted into a home in 2009 looking for drug dealers but got the wrong house.

4. 10th child diagnosed with mysterious paralysis in Colorado

State health officials confirmed a 10th case of paralysis affecting children who have recently had respiratory infections.  A doctor said outside of the respiratory problems, there is no common link between cases.

5. Romney campaigns for Beauprez, Gardner

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney looked to rally support for Colorado’s Republican ticket — namely Bob Beauprez and Cory Gardner — before a few hundred people at Heritage High School.

6. Doctors: Think twice about the pill for teen birth control

An updated policy statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests doctors counsel teens about the advantages of other birth control options — like intrauterine devices or birth control implants — before the pill.

7. Fence jumper made it deep into White House

The man who jumped the White House fence earlier this month and breached the building’s doors actually made it farther than originally thought.

8. Obama says U.S. intelligence underestimated ISIS

President Barack Obama admitted that a chaotic Syria became “ground zero for jihadists around the world” and that the United States also underestimated the strength of Iraqi security forces.

9. Boy, 15, pens viral letter about Emma Watson speech on gender equality

A 15-year-old British schoolboy has struck a chord with his eloquent response to actress Emma Watson’s United Nations speech encouraging men to join in the fight for gender equality.

10. Despite terrible service, couple leaves generous tip

An Iowa couple described the service at a restaurant as “terrible,” but seeing what their server was up against, they still left a generous tip.


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