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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

1. Colorado teens leave to join extremists in Syria; parents and FBI bring them back

Three teenage girls who set out from the Denver area apparently bound for Syria to join extremists fighting there are back home after their parents alerted authorities and the trio was stopped in Germany.

2. How teens might have been lured by ISIS

Three Colorado teens who apparently set out for Syria to join extremist fighters were manipulated by the slick social media campaign ISIS runs. It features high-quality productions that look like trailers for Hollywood action movies.

3. Holmes’ attorneys want delay in trial start

Attorney for James Holmes, charged in the 2012 Aurora theater shooting, asked the judge to delay the Dec. 8 start of the trial so it can have more time to review a sanity evaluation.

4. Missing Commerce City 11-year-old boy found safe in Brighton

An 11-year-old boy who went missing in Commerce City was found safe in in Brighton, police said.

5. Two-day Colorado Safe Schools Summit begins Wednesday

Hundreds of teachers, administrators and police officers will hash out ideas to try to fix some of the biggest problems affecting Colorado schools at the Colorado Safe Schools Summit.

6. Ashes of Vietnam veteran, sentimental medals stolen from family

The family of a Vietnam veteran and Denver native is pleading for help after someone stole precious family memories, including a medal that had the thumbprint of their brother as well as his ashes.

7. Highest-priced home in Denver metro area is on the market

The Taylor Estate in Lakewood is on the market and it’s the highest-priced home in the Denver metro area at a whopping $27.7 million.

8. Manning’s record-setting football on display at Hall of Fame

The football thrown by Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning to set the all-time career mark for touchdown passes was put on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The team is preparing for Thursday’s AFC West showdown against the San Diego Chargers.

9. Sodas might age you as fast as smoking

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages might make certain cells in your body age faster, a study suggests. Researchers say sugary sodas might impact the health of white blood cells on a scale that is comparable to smoking.

10. Craft brewer depletes supply of Count Chocula at two Fort Collins grocery stores

The mystery of who was making the run on Count Chocula cereal boxes from two Albertsons stores in Fort Collins is craft brewer Black Bottle Brewery, which is snatched up the delicious morning favorite so it can make a small-batch beer.

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