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Sage Kotsenburg of the United States won the first gold medal of the 2014 Olympics on Saturday, soaring to victory in the men's snowboarding slopestyle final.

Kotsenburg had a score of 93.50 to edge Staale Sandbech of Norway. Mark McMorris of Canada, who barely made the finals, took bronze.

Canadian Max Parrot, who topped qualifying on Thursday, missed the podium. He washed out at the end of his first run and his second run wasn't quite crisp enough. Parrot finished fifth.

A Colorado high school student with an apparent grudge against a teacher wounded a classmate with a shotgun before killing himself, chilling a state that's still trying to make sense of mass shootings at Columbine High School and an Aurora movie theater.

Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High School on Friday alerted the targeted teacher, who quickly left the building. Police immediately locked down the scene on the eve of the Newtown massacre anniversary — a somber reminder of how commonplace school violence has become.

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock are hosting an event to mark the anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks.

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Speaking earlier on Thursday in Golden, CO Mitt Romney said "I've got a little report card here." With that he produced the aforementioned card and gave the President marks on his record.

In the wake of the shootings at the Century 16 movie theater, swimmer Missy Franklin tweeted "I'm in total disbelief and shock."

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The Obama administration has announced the approval of 17 large solar energy projects on public land in 6 western states, including 4 sites in Colorado. 

Major League Baseball expanded its playoff format to 10 teams Friday, adding a second wild-card in each league.

The decision establishes a new one-game, wild-card round in each league between the teams with the best records who are not division winners, meaning a third-place team could win the World Series.

This is the only change in baseball's playoff structure since the 1995 season, when wild-card teams were first added.

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