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Colorado Senate Advances Gun Control Bill After More Than 9 Hours Of Debate

Democrats in the Colorado Senate advanced a gun control bill late Friday evening despite fierce opposition from Republicans. The extreme risk protection order bill would allow police to take away someone’s firearm if a judge determines they pose a significant risk to themselves or others. The legislation is now one vote in the Senate away from heading to Governor Jared Polis’ desk.

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The Russia investigation has ended, and special counsel Robert Mueller's report is now in the hands of Attorney General William Barr. Barr sent a letter on Friday notifying Congress that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election had concluded.

Following Justice Department regulations, Barr addressed his letter to the leaders of the House and Senate judiciary committees.

Read the text of the letter below.

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Democrats in the Colorado Senate advanced a gun control bill late Friday evening despite fierce opposition from Republicans.

The extreme risk protection order bill would allow police to take away someone’s firearm if a judge determines they pose a significant risk to themselves or others.

The legislation is now one vote in the Senate away from heading to Governor Jared Polis’ desk.

Throughout the course of her career, Jenny Lewis has worn many hats. She was a child actor who did cereal commercials and Barbie ads then moved on to films like Troop Beverly Hills and The Wizard. In 1998, Lewis became front woman for Rilo Kiley and when that band officially broke up in 2014, she went solo.

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Colorado's Democrat-led Senate debated the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, due process and public safety on Friday as it considered a bill that would allow weapons to be seized from people who are determined by a court to pose significant risk.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report has been a long time in the making.

Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017 by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

Teachers or other school staff in districts in 31 states can legally carry weapons in schools, according to a review of state laws and local news coverage by Guns & America.

In 5 states — Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and South Dakota — teachers or other school staff are explicitly authorized by state law to carry firearms in schools, according to a report by the Education Commission of the States.

Officials say contaminants are present in groundwater near an electric company's northern Colorado facility, and reports suggest the coal-fired facility may be the cause.

The Daily Reporter-Herald reports staff at the Platte River Power Authority's Rawhide Energy Station in Wellington said Thursday that it is working to find out more information about the toxins' presence.

Pueblo Bonito
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Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive stone structures and other remnants of an ancient civilization but are facing the Trump administration's pro-drilling stance.

A new drug to treat postpartum depression is likely to reach the U.S. market in June, with a $34,000 price tag.

Samuel Goldwyn Films

With some artists, the biography may offer context — it can help explain the art — but the artist’s life is not on display at every moment. Meryl Streep doesn’t put her personal life on screen literally in her performances, and neither do Werner Herzog, Patti Smith or Bruce Springsteen, no matter how personal their work may be. But the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe jumps right out of his pictures, and you can’t divorce his sex life from the work.

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