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3:00pm

Mon July 18, 2011
Music

Despite Sluggish Economy, Colo. Bluegrass Festivals Thrive

While a number of music festivals are struggling in a down economy, Colorado has three bluegrass festivals that are selling out. Michele Mercer takes a look at the bluegrass phenomenon in Colorado — and how this western outpost for southern music was established.

3:00pm

Mon July 18, 2011
Media

A Look At The Relationship Between Britain's Police And Press

Originally published on Mon July 18, 2011 1:00 pm

Britain's phone-hacking scandal has put the spotlight on the relationship between News Corp. and the police. London's two top police officers have resigned amid the scandal.
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Two top British police officials have resigned amid the News Corp. hacking scandal, throwing the problematic relationship between the media giant and the police into sharp relief.

British Home Secretary Teresa May told Parliament on Monday that both Paul Stephenson, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, and Assistant Commissioner John Yates had resigned. The Metropolitan Police is commonly known as Scotland Yard.

A Two-Fold Scandal

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3:00pm

Mon July 18, 2011
Technology

What Role Will Tablets Play In Back-To-School Sales?

As consumers become more comfortable with tablet devices like Apple's iPad, their sales are seeing a boost. And industry analysts are expecting sales to ramp up even more as parents look to equip their kids for the upcoming school year. Michele Norris speaks with Sean Murphy, an industry analyst with the Computer Electronics Association, about tablet sales — and the role they are playing in back-to-school sales.

12:40pm

Mon July 18, 2011
CO Republicans

GOP Pushes to Increase Number of Hispanic Candidates for State Offices

Republicans hope to recruit 100 Hispanic candidates for legislative seats across the nation in 2012, looking to deepen its bench of GOP officeholders.  And Colorado’s Republican Party is expecting to be part of the effort to recruit and support likely candidates.

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5:00am

Mon July 18, 2011
You Must Read This

Immerse Yourself In An Innocent, Ill-Fated Love

Originally published on Mon August 29, 2011 5:38 pm

In 1995, when I was a sophomore in high school, an older, popular boy came out of the closet. He was taunted daily until he dropped out. I never saw him again.

Months later, a decidedly unpopular, more flamboyant boy was beaten in the schoolyard. I remember escorting him to the nurse's office. I remember the look of disgust on the nurse's face; I don't know whether this disgust was directed at the act of savagery, or at the bleeding boy himself, and his arm around my shoulder. I also remember thinking that soon it would be my turn, and sure enough it was.

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