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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.

1. U.S. Supreme Court clears the way for legal same-sex marriages in Colorado

In a watershed moment after years of battle, same-sex marriage is about to become legal in Colorado after a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

2. Inmate who escaped Jefferson County Jail still being sought

The search continues for a register sex offender who broke free from the Jefferson County Detention Facility.

3. Former state patrol cadet says she was harassed in academy

The Colorado State Patrol is facing a federal lawsuit by a former female cadet who claims the department created a hostile work environment toward women.

4. Denver mayor’s son is a witness to Fort Collins shooting

Mayor Michael Hancock’s son was in a car with another man who was shot in Fort Collins, the mayor’s office confirmed. Jordan Hancock, 19, was not hurt in the shooting on Eagle Drive in Fort Collins on Sept. 28.

5. 12th child in state has paralysis-like symptoms

Another child in the Denver metro area is faced with muscle weakness after coming down with a respiratory virus, making 12 cases of paralysis-like symptoms being treated in the state.

6. Hickenlooper: Colorado ‘reckless’ to legalize marijuana

Gov John Hickenlooper, when asked during a debate with Republican challenger Bob Beauprez, if he thought it was reckless for Colorado voters to approve legal marijuana in 2012, said, “In matter of fact, all right, what the hell — I’ll say it was reckless.”

7. Blood moon will be on full display

Skies should be mostly clear early Wednesday morning for a full lunar eclipse, which will make the moon a burnt reddish orange and be on wide display across the Front Range.

8. Spain has outbreak’s first known case of catching Ebola outside Africa

A nurse’s assistant in Spain is the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa in the current outbreak.

9. Mass graves discovered in Mexico where students, soccer players went missing

Investigators found the remains of at least 28 people inside mass graves in Mexico, believed to be the victims of students and soccer players who were caught in a violent night of shootouts.

10. Woman battling brain cancer chooses to die two days after husband’s birthday

A 29-year-old woman battling the deadliest form of brain cancer has decided she will die on her own terms two days after he husband’s birthday. “Being able to choose to go with dignity is less terrifying,” Brittany Maynard says.

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