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Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos at a press conference on Jan. 29, 2014 in Jersey City, N.J.

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Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos at a press conference on Jan. 29, 2014 in Jersey City, N.J.

Peyton Manning: Colorado’s Tallest (6′ 4”) Mountain in ‘Broncos-Mania’

Colorado has 53 mountain peaks topping 14,000 feet. The Super Bowl-bound Denver Broncos have 53 active players. Now the governor of Colorado, in a fit of Super Bowl madness, is naming each of the mountains for each of the players....

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Marijuana at the Evergreen Apothecary in Denver on Jan. 9, 2014.

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Marijuana at the Evergreen Apothecary in Denver on Jan. 9, 2014.

N.Y. Assemblyman Arrested for Pot Skips Cuomo Address for Colorado

Steve Katz, a New York Assemblyman arrested for marijuana possession last year, was all business and no smoking when he skipped Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state-of-the-state address for a trip to Colorado, where the legal pot industry is booming. The 60-year-old...

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A Sikorsky S-64 Aircrane firefighting helicopter drops water on a hotspot burning close to homes near Horsetooth Reservoir June 11, 2012 near Laporte, Colorado.

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A Sikorsky S-64 Aircrane firefighting helicopter drops water on a hotspot burning close to homes near Horsetooth Reservoir June 11, 2012 near Laporte, Colorado.

Neptune Withdraws Contract Protest for Firefighting Air Tankers

Neptune Aviation Services has withdrawn its protest of a U.S. Forest Service contract, allowing the agency to purchase seven air tankers, according to Mike Saccone, spokesman for Sen. Mark Udall. The contract is valued at about $60 million over five years. Udall, a Colorado...

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Voters fill the booths on Nov. 6, 2012, at the Stockton Community Center in Stockton, Minn.

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Voters fill the booths on Nov. 6, 2012, at the Stockton Community Center in Stockton, Minn.

Minnesota Tops in Voter Turnout (Again) — Obama Carried Top-Five

Minnesota is the nation’s undisputed champion when it comes to voter turnout. About 76 percent of Minnesota residents who were eligible to vote in the 2012 election cast a ballot, leading the nation for the eighth time in the past...

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President Barack Obama departs the White House on Feb. 4, 2013 to Minneapolis to tout his gun control proposals.

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President Barack Obama departs the White House on Feb. 4, 2013 to Minneapolis to tout his gun control proposals.

Obama’s $5,000 Shotgun Real McCoy, Wrong Question in Gun Control Debate?

  The release of the White House photo showing President Barack Obama shooting skeet at Camp David comes two days before Obama travels to Minneapolis to promote his agenda for curbing gun violence, following the Dec. 14 shootings of 20...

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A man places a plush doll at a makeshift memorial for Sandy Hook shooting victims on Dec. 19, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.

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A man places a plush doll at a makeshift memorial for Sandy Hook shooting victims on Dec. 19, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.

Gun Control: Support Modestly Up Since Newtown Shootings

If there’s been a notable shift in Washington’s rhetoric about gun control since Newtown, public opinion has moved only modestly. Following the shooting of 20 children and six educators at a primary school in Connecticut last week, American opinion about...

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