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Local group concerned after new water contamination report

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A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is causing more water concerns for the Fountain, Security-Widefield area.

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Being transgender no longer classified as a mental illness

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Being transgender is no longer considered a mental illness. The World Health Organization announced this week they're reclassifying being transgender in hopes of destigmatizing it. 

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Alert issued for missing toddlers in southwestern Colorado

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Authorities in southwestern Colorado are searching for two missing children and their mother Thursday night. 

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Hiker, veterinarians save tiny fawn found with a badly broken leg

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Animal rehabilitators, concerned residents, and just common good luck have come together to save one tiny, TINY, 5-pound fawn.  

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Denver Nuggets select Michael Porter Jr. in first round of the NBA Draft

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The Denver Nuggets have selected Missouri Forward Michael Porter Jr. with the 14th pick in the NBA Draft. 

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ABC to air "Roseanne" reboot without Roseanne Barr

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ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. 

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States given the OK to collect online sales tax

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The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can now require online businesses to collect sales tax, even if that business doesn't have a physical footprint there.

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CDOT Ilex project putting strain on businesses, completion expected next spring

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Frustrated business owners are stuck between two construction zones of a CDOT project in Pueblo.

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Pocket dials to 911 a problem in Southern Colorado

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There is need for more awareness about accidental calls to 911 dispatchers. Every call to 9-1-1 is considered urgent. The problem is the common occurrence of pocket dials. There are days when there are more mistake calls than actual calls for help. 

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U.S. Senior Open to swing in millions to Colorado Springs economy

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Thousands of people will soon be visiting Colorado Springs for the 2018 U.S. Senior Open and with that, millions of dollars will be flooding into the local economy. 

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Springs manufacturer's new tech will improve x-rays

Frank Caris, CEO of dpiX, holds up a sample of his company's new bendable digital x-ray sensors Frank Caris, CEO of dpiX, holds up a sample of his company's new bendable digital x-ray sensors
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Colorado Springs-based dpiX, the global leader in digital x-ray imaging, unveiled a new generation of sensors that are lighter, sturdier and more flexible. CEO Frank Caris envisions device makers using these sensors to creating x-ray machines that bend around patients in the future making procedures such as mammograms much more comfortable.

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Conservative writer Charles Krauthammer dies at 68

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The conservative writer and pundit Charles Krauthammer has died.

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Arenado homers, drives in 5 as Rockies beat Mets, 6-4

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Arenado had just two home runs in his first 15 games of June, but has four in his last seven. He put the Rockies ahead 3-1 with a three-run homer in the first off Steven Matz (3-5), his 16th of the season.

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Woman killed in early morning house fire identified

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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office identified the woman who died Thursday morning in a fire at a mobile home in the Cimarron Hills area.

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Wife makes Colorado man turn himself in after he was mistakenly released from jail

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Court records say a Colorado inmate, mistakenly released from jail, enjoyed less than two hours of freedom before his wife realized the error and made him turn himself in.

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First Alert 5 Forecast: Fire danger rises as do storm chances on Friday

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The pressure systems and their locations have barely changed in a day, so the players are still the same. But we add one new player to the game. The "lee-side trough", that frequently forms in warm months over the mountain peaks or just to their east. This becomes a focal point for air to rise, condense, form scattered storms, that then drift east as they grow into the jet stream, which pulls them towards...

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Local organization offers help to businesses in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Is your business or parking lot compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act?  Although ADA regulations have been in place since 1990, many businesses throughout Colorado are not in compliance.  The Independence Center in Colorado Springs has partnered with a new ADA compliance consulting firm called "ASAP" to provide free assessments of parking lots to improve accessibility for those with special needs. 

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Areas hit by Hurricane Harvey see more flooding

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Many of the homes pounded by hurricane Harvey just ten months ago are dealing with rising flood waters again. 

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House postpones vote on immigration bill

The U.S. Capitol Building (AP Photo/Khue Bui) The U.S. Capitol Building (AP Photo/Khue Bui)
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House Republican leaders abruptly postponed voting on a compromise immigration measure amid ongoing infighting between conservative and moderates. 

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Officer breaks car window to free trapped bear

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A California deputy recently had to break a car window to free a bear that got trapped in a vehicle in Placer County.  

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Storm water fee to take effect July 1st in Colorado Springs

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A voter-approved storm water fee will go into effect July 1st in Colorado Springs. 

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Your Healthy Family: What Colorado HB18-1094 means for kids mental health treatment

Successful mental health treatment of kids is more successful when the parents of those children can keep custody of them and have options for treatment Successful mental health treatment of kids is more successful when the parents of those children can keep custody of them and have options for treatment
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This legislative session, Colorado passed House Bill 18-1094 that helps children across our state who are in severe mental health crisis in a many significant ways. In this day and age of bitter partisan battles, Heidi Baskfield the Vice President of Population Health & Advocacy for Children’s Hospital Colorado says, “It's a massive deal for the legislature to put their stake in the ground and remain committed to providing services for this population.

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VIDEO: Melania Trump visits migrant children at Texas detention center

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Melania Trump is visiting two Texas facilities housing some of the more than 2,300 migrant children sent by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally.    

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Denver out as possible host of 2020 Democratic National Convention

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Denver has withdrawn its bid to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, citing scheduling conflicts.

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Phillie Phanatic injures fan with blast from hot dog cannon

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It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia.    

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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb returns this weekend

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The 96th running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will take place this weekend. 

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Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

"Koko" the signing gorilla celebrates her 30th birthday with Dr. Penny Patterson, The Gorilla Foundation, Woodside, California "Koko" the signing gorilla celebrates her 30th birthday with Dr. Penny Patterson, The Gorilla Foundation, Woodside, California
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WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died. The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in her sleep.

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Early morning structure fire leaves one dead in Cimarron Hills

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Thursday morning, crews are working a structure fire in the Cimarron Hills area. 

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Thursday Morning Forecast: Warm and dry for the first day of Summer

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Hot and dry today across most of the region, a few storms are possible in the southeast mountains that would then move across the southern border...

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Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets

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Neither starter lasted long in another high-scoring game at Coors Field. The Mets scored three in the first and another in the second to take a 4-1 lead, but Colorado tied it with three unearned runs in the second.

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Business owners, residents react to baseball stadium coming to Pueblo

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The face of downtown Pueblo could change as we know it.  On Wednesday, the Orem Owlz announced they'd become the Pueblo Owlz come 2020. The new team is bringing a new stadium, three new hotels, and 400 new jobs.  For some Puebloans, the announcement is an exciting one with people hoping that the stadium will be great for family outings and the economy. For others though, this new business means they may have to say goodbye to their own.  Gene Ragulsky said,...

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Extra $1 billion in revenue expected from Colorado's economic growth

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Colorado's continuing economic growth could generate about $1 billion in new state revenue for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2019.

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Climb for Courage happening Saturday

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It's almost time to lace up those running shoes and hit the stairs at Falcon Stadium to raise money for Children's Hospital of Colorado. 

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El Paso County Sheriff's deputies looking for missing woman

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El Paso County Sheriff's deputies are looking for an at-risk woman who's been missing since early May. 

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Owlz era begins in Pueblo

Pueblo County Economic Development Director Chris Markuson, left, introduces Orem Owlz owner Jeff Katofsky Pueblo County Economic Development Director Chris Markuson, left, introduces Orem Owlz owner Jeff Katofsky
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It's the start of a new era in Pueblo: The Owlz era. The City officially welcomed Orem Owlz owner Jeff Katofsky and his family to town today.  "I'm proud to be the first person to say, "let's play ball!" County Commissioner Sal Pace said to loud cheers from the crowd of more than 100 people who came to Andenucio Field at the Runyon Sports Complex for the announcement. 

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Fountain Police Department raising money for auto glass repairs

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Fountain Police Department is collaborating with multiple businesses and churches across the city to collect money for low-income families so they no longer have to drive a car with glass damage just because they can't afford repairs.

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Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson are engaged

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It's true, Pete Davidson says: He and Ariana Grande are engaged. The "Saturday Night Live" cast member confirmed their rumored engagement to Jimmy Fallon on NBC's "Tonight Show."   

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Jury deliberations underway in death penalty trial

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After weeks of testimony and evidence, the jury in El Paso County's death penalty case is deliberating to determine if Glen Galloway is guilty of 1st Degree Murder charges for the death of a homeless man, Marcus Anderson and his ex-girlfriend, Janice Nam. 

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Wednesday Evening Weather...Temps incline, storm chances decline

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With the jet stream both lifting, and broadening out in scope, it appears to be preparing us for Monsoonal season...(though, if so, it will take several weeks to transition in to.) In any event, it means storm chances are...

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Pueblo County deputies bust illegal marijuana grow

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Pueblo County deputies seized dozens of marijuana plants worth an estimated $156,000 in a home in eastern Pueblo County Wednesday.

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Colorado Springs Police search for attempted auto theft suspects

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Colorado Springs Police need help identifying suspects believed to be involved in a number of attempted auto thefts. 

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2018 Broncos Training Camp schedule released

Denver Broncos fans cheer after a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half in a NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Denver. Denver Broncos fans cheer after a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half in a NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Denver.
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The fun gets underway Saturday July 28th and all dates are open to the public. 

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Switchbacks star shares emotional story behind jersey number

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"He was an amazing husband, an amazing friend, and a man of faith.  All those things are something I look up to and aspire to be."

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5 Around Town: June 23rd and 24th

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Here are a few of the events going on around town this weekend. 

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Colorado State Patrol trooper facing criminal charges

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A Colorado State Patrol trooper is facing a number of criminal charges for reported on-duty misconduct. CSP said it was notified in February of trooper, Nathan Parks, alleged misconduct while on the job. 

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Denver Broncos' stadium gets a new, temporary name

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In a statement, Broncos Chief Commercial Officer Mac Freeman said the team has had "many productive conversations" and is confident it will find the right partner.
  

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4th of July celebrations in Southern Colorado

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Still deciding how to celebrate Independence Day in Southern Colorado? Well, there are plenty of patriotic festivities going on that week! 

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Wild Animal Sanctuary purchases 9,004 acres of land in Baca County

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The Wild Animal Sanctuary, home to nearly 500 large carnivorous animals, is expanding its efforts to Southern Colorado.

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Deliberations underway in Glenn Galloway death penalty case

Glenn Galloway is facing the death penalty on charges he murdered a woman in Colorado Springs. Glenn Galloway is facing the death penalty on charges he murdered a woman in Colorado Springs.
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Closing arguments have finished and jury deliberations are underway in the first death penalty trial in El Paso County in more than a decade. 

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Trump signs order to keep families together, says zero tolerance continues

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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep families together at the southern border, saying at the White House that he doesn't like the sight of children being separated from their families.   

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Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival this weekend in Canon City

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The 10th annual Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival (RGWF) returns to Canon City this weekend. 

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Colorado Springs Police say goodbye to two retired K-9s

(Photo Courtesy: Colorado Springs K-9 Unit) (Photo Courtesy: Colorado Springs K-9 Unit)
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The Colorado Springs Police Department said goodbye to two retired police K-9s last week. 

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Wednesday Forecast: No severe storms today, just weak storm chances

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While there is a small chance for isolated thunderstorms over the higher terrain areas today, most of us should stay dry and gorgeous...

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Eight wildfires in less than a week prompts concern along highway 105

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Several suspicious fires have popped up along highway 105 between Monument and Sedalia. 

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Broncos announce temporary name for stadium

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It appears the Broncos will play their 2018 season in a stadium with a name. 

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San Juan National Forest to re-open Thursday

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According to the U.S. Forest Service, the San Juan National Forest will re-open to the public Thursday afternoon. 

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Plan in works to end family separations at border

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 Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together in detention after they are detained crossing the border illegally, according to two people familiar with her thinking. 

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Gas line break near Old Colorado City forces evacuations

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Residents in the area around 16th and Cucharras are being evacuated after a six inch gas line ruptured. Numerous fire trucks and crews are on the scene.  

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Tanker truck involved in early morning accident on the Pikes Peak Highway

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A tanker truck is jackknifed and partially dangling off of the Pikes Peak Highway, about three miles up from the toll booth. Numerous rescue crews are on the scene working to stabilize the truck.  This story is developing and we'll keep you updated as we learn more.

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Western Street Breakfast supports local military families

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You can grab a stack of pancakes, enjoy the beautiful morning, and support our local military members. 

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Your Healthy Family: What to do if a snake bites you quiz part 2

Make sure you are snake bite aware of exactly what to do with part 2 of our quiz with UCHealth Memorial Chief of Emergency Medicine Dr. George Hertner Make sure you are snake bite aware of exactly what to do with part 2 of our quiz with UCHealth Memorial Chief of Emergency Medicine Dr. George Hertner
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Let's face it if you enjoy the Colorado lifestyle snakes will be something you will come across sooner or later. Dr. Hertner points out, “When you're out in areas that have snakes, and those can be in our parks, that could be hiking in Garden of the Gods you need to be aware that snakes are out and about.  

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Water line issue shuts down the Julie Penrose Fountain

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The Julie Penrose Fountain at America the Beautiful Park has been a popular place to beat the summer heat since 2007.

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Wednesday is the last day to drop your primary election ballot in the mail

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The primary day election is rapidly approaching and that means today is the last day that you can drop your ballot in the mailbox.  

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Missing 60-year old man in Colorado Springs found safe

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A Colorado Springs man reported as missing on Tuesday was found safe early Wednesday morning.

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One lane closed on I-25 in Pueblo after truck hits bridge

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Crews are still working on a damaged bridge in Pueblo after a truck carrying drums of fuel hit the overpass Tuesday night. 

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Rockies power up, snap home skid by beating Mets 10-8

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The game was tied at 2 when the Rockies went up with their big inning during which they sent 11 batters to the plate against two Mets pitchers.

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Orem Owlz owner talks with News 5 about moving team to Pueblo

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Jeff Katofsky, the owner of the Orem Owlz, is betting big on Pueblo.

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One lane closed on NB I-25 in Pueblo after truck carrying Diesel fuel drums hits bridge

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Pueblo Police have shut down S. Santa Fe Avenue and one lane of I-25 while they work to clean up two large fuel containers that fell off a truck and into the road Tuesday evening.

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Veteran Facebook groups ask for people to attend funeral of purple heart recipient

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Multiple veteran's Facebook groups are working to draw more people to a decorated veteran's funeral, which is happening Wednesday morning in Colorado Springs.

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AP report: "Tender age" shelters holding babies, young children of migrants

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Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned.

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Colorado Springs police looking for missing 60-year old man

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The Colorado Springs Police Department is trying to find a 60-year-old man after he went mountain biking in Palmer Park this morning. 

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Bennet, Gardner call for end separation of families at the border

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Colorado's senators denounced the Trump administration's "no tolerance" illegal immigration policy that caused migrant families to be separated along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Cañon City Fourth of July fireworks show postponed amid high fire danger

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The Fourth of July may look a little different in Canon City this year. City council voted to postpone their fireworks show because of fire restrictions last night. They're treating this with extra sensitivity because of the Royal Gorge Fire. Dry brush, gusty winds and a lack of good moisture. 

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Fine tuning happening at The Broadmoor golf course as the U.S. Senior Open nears

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The final days of preparation for the U.S. Senior Open are happening at The Broadmoor. Tee boxes to greens everything is in prime shape. "The difficulty of the course for the championship is much more than it would be for normal play,” said Broadmoor, Director of Golf, Russ Miller. Most important is creating course conditions that play well and challenge pro golfers. 

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US Rep. Ed Perlmutter's nephew killed by train in Louisville

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 A man struck and killed by a freight train in northern Colorado has been identified as the nephew of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter.   

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Immigration advocates form group to address concerns facing community

Immigration attorneys, non-profit representatives, and community members are forming a group to look at the concerns of immigrants in Colorado Springs Immigration attorneys, non-profit representatives, and community members are forming a group to look at the concerns of immigrants in Colorado Springs
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As images of children being torn a part from their families circulate all over the place, there's a lot of uncertainty for some families in the United States.  

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Fountain Police say using drones helps keep officers safe

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According to Fountain police officers, their newly hatched drone program is not just saving tax dollars but potentially keeping officers safer. 

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Gov. Hickenlooper signs executive order for state to adopt emission standards

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order Tuesday mandating that the state adopt low emission vehicle standards, incorporating parts of California's low emission vehicle program.

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Arvada man given life sentence for setting woman on fire

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Colorado prosecutors say a 34-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted him of dousing his girlfriend with gasoline and lighting her on fire at a campsite.

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Deputies seize 113 pounds of meth in Adams County

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Adams County Sheriff's deputies seized 113 pounds of meth during a traffic stop last Saturday.

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So many events-So many road closures in Colorado Springs

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There are many events coming up heading into July. Along with all of the events, comes numerous road closures that will disrupt many of the normal traffic patterns across Colorado Springs.  June 20: Western Street Breakfast ·         Closures from midnight-noon o   Pikes Peak Ave, from Cascade Ave to Nevada Ave (Nevada remains open) o   Tejon St, from Kiowa St to Colorado Ave · ... More>>

Retired Cpl. attempts Manitou Incline in wheelchair

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Retired Cpl. Tyler Wilson set a goal, to ascend the Manitou Springs Incline in his wheelchair.  Cpl. Wilson went to climb the Incline with a small group of people on June 10. 

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Hail storm kills a large number of fish in Fountain Creek Regional Park

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While home and auto owners are dealing with the aftermath of last week's hailstorm, officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife are dealing with hundreds of dead fish. 

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Colorado man plans to launch record firework - in February

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A Colorado pyrotechnics expert plans to launch a world record firework - but not until there's snow on the ground. 

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Teller County man arrested for attempted murder

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On Monday, Teller County Sheriff Deputies responded to a shooting at 2169 Arapahoe Drive in southwest Teller County. 

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Boy's family located after found walking alone in Jefferson County

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office updated that the boy's family has been found, he was seen walking alone in the very early hours of the morning Tuesday.

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Fort Carson announces live fire training through June 30th

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Field training exercises are underway at Fort Carson through June 30th. The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division will conduct the training in Fort Carson's training area. They are doing large-caliber training and using live ammunition, meaning you'll see more dust and experience higher noise levels around the area. Field training includes day and night live-fire exercises using artillery, aerial gunnery and other heavy weapons.  The purpose of the exercise is ... More>>

Person killed in rollover crash on I-25 identified

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We now know the name of the person killed in a rollover accident on northbound I-25 at Janitell Rd. last Sunday. 

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Parents could be out $132k after kid breaks sculpture

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Two parents may have to pay a $132,000 bill after their child damaged a sculpture inside the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas. 

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How to build your own rain barrel

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With rain in the forecast in southern Colorado today, there's a way you can use this moisture to your advantage. We're talking about rain barrels!    

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Otero County implements a STAGE 2 Fire Ban starting immediately

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Otero County has now implemented a STAGE 2 Fire Ban effective Tuesday, June 19th..

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Ridge Road to be closed between Highway 24 and Colorado Ave.

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El Paso County officials have planned a temporary closure of Ridge Road between Highway 24 and Colorado Avenue.  

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Dreion Dearing to stand trial for shooting death of Deputy Heath Gumm

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A judge has determined that prosecutors have enough evidence to try Dreion Dearing for murder in the shooting death of Adam's County Sheriff's Deputy, Heath Gumm.    

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USDA could back first prescription drug made from marijuana

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide soon whether to give its first approval to a prescription drug made from the marijuana plant.    

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Your Healthy Family: Do you know what to do if a snake bites you in CO?

Dr. George Hertner with UCHealth Memorial says it's important to not fall victim to the common myths shown in movies and on television Dr. George Hertner with UCHealth Memorial says it's important to not fall victim to the common myths shown in movies and on television
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We are talking about what to do if you are bitten by a snake here in southern Colorado with UCHealth Memorial Chief of Emergency Medicine Dr. George Hertner. Snake bites are not uncommon injuries this time of year.  

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Pikes Peak Avenue construction closure

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Construction work continues in Pikes Peak Ave. with a full closure of the roadway Wednesday morning. 

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CVS Health will now deliver prescriptions nationwide

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CVS Health is making prescription deliveries nationwide to accommodate the heightened expectations of convenience from consumers.    

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Your Healthy Family: The John Lester Foundation helps kids in CO and worldwide

A Colorado non-profit is helping a UCHealth Memorial plastic surgeon make kids whole again, here in Colorado and in other parts of the world A Colorado non-profit is helping a UCHealth Memorial plastic surgeon make kids whole again, here in Colorado and in other parts of the world
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Dr. Fred Deleyiannis is a UCHealth plastic surgeon we introduced you to in May in Your Healthy Family.  Dr. Deleyiannis specializes in repairing traumatic injury and correcting birth defects.  This week Dr. Deleyiannis is heading to Guatemala on a mission of mercy. It’s a trip Dr. Deleyiannis says is very close to his heart.  

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Pueblo Police Chief releases study on recent officer-involved shootings

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On Monday, Pueblo Police Chief, Troy Davenport introduced a study to city council outlining the 16 officer-involved-shootings that occurred between January 2011 and March 2018. 

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Shield 616 makes latest donation to Palmer Lake, Monument P.D.

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Shield 616 is continuing its mission to make sure all of our men and women in law enforcement have the tools they need to protect the public. 

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Hill Climb week opens with Tech Inspections in Colorado Springs

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Monday was about technical checks for the cars--testing everything from the weight of the car, to registration, to safety features.

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Escaped inmate from Fremont County prison captured in Wheat Ridge

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Nearly three weeks after he escaped from the Four Mile Correctional Center, 37-year-old Michael Onorato was arrested in Wheat Ridge Monday. 

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Colorado Springs neighbors forming watch group after crime spree

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An early-morning crime spree in a Colorado Springs neighborhood has neighbors fed up and ready to take action.

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DNA test confirms mysterious creature killed in Montana was a wolf

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The mystery is over: Wildlife officials have confirmed that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was a gray wolf. 

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Rockfall mitigation work underway along Highway 24

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The Colorado Department of Transportation started work on a $2.2 million rockfall mitigation project along Highway 24 west of Manitou Springs Monday.

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Done deal: Minor League Baseball returning to Pueblo

Artist rendering of a proposed multi-use downtown public stadium along the Riverwalk in Pueblo. Artist rendering of a proposed multi-use downtown public stadium along the Riverwalk in Pueblo.
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The Orem Owlz are the rookie affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels and they will soon call Pueblo home.

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Orem Owlz owner to announce intention to move team to Pueblo

Community leaders in Pueblo are in talks with a Single-A Minor League Baseball team owner to relocate his club to the Steel City. Community leaders in Pueblo are in talks with a Single-A Minor League Baseball team owner to relocate his club to the Steel City.
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We'll know which minor league baseball team is planning to move to Pueblo on Wednesday, when the team's owner will travel to the steel city to announce his intention to relocate.

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Pueblo Police say drones have been used eight times since May

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Pueblo Police showed off its new drones to News 5 in a demonstration Monday night.

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Chaffee County Sheriff's deputies searching for suspect in string of burglaries

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The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who stole from several businesses in Salida and Poncha Springs last Friday and Saturday.

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Pueblo County considers weed and brush ban amid high fire danger

Pueblo County Commissioners are considering an ordinance requiring land owners in unincorporated parts of the County to remove any weeds or brush that are greater than 9 inches tall Pueblo County Commissioners are considering an ordinance requiring land owners in unincorporated parts of the County to remove any weeds or brush that are greater than 9 inches tall
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It's an image that County Commissioner Terry Hart can't get out of his mind when he thinks about the fire danger that exists on the high plains of Pueblo County. The spinning vortex of flames whipped up by howling winds that drove the Midway Carson fire and captured on video by News 5. 

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Voting mistake disqualifying hundreds of Colorado primary ballots

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A lot of voters are making a mistake that disqualifies their ballot from the Colorado primary election. It is due to the new voting change, allowing unaffiliated Colorado voters to participate in the primary. 

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Voters urged to return ballots early

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Primary Election Day is rapidly approaching, and voters are urged to return their ballots early. The local Clerk and Recorder's Office is strongly urging voters to return their ballot to one of the 15 drop-off locations after June 20. 

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  • Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change views

    Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change views

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    Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday.
    Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday.
  • Trapped campers, swimming bears in Montana as floods hit US

    Trapped campers, swimming bears in Montana as floods hit US

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    (Montana Army National Guard via AP). In this photo provided by the Montana Army National Guard, middle school students attending a Bible camp at the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible along the Rocky Mountain Front are guided onto a Chinook helico...(Montana Army National Guard via AP). In this photo provided by the Montana Army National Guard, middle school students attending a Bible camp at the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible along the Rocky Mountain Front are guided onto a Chinook helico...
    Helicopters have rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days.
    Helicopters have rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days.
  • Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often

    Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often

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    (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, a potentially toxic blue-green algae bloom in Provo Bay in Provo, Utah. Researchers and officials across the country say increasingly frequent toxic algae blooms ...(Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, a potentially toxic blue-green algae bloom in Provo Bay in Provo, Utah. Researchers and officials across the country say increasingly frequent toxic algae blooms ...
    Toxic algae blooms are happening more often and lasting longer, including in drinking water reservoirs, and officials and scientists link their spread to climate change.
    Toxic algae blooms are happening more often and lasting longer, including in drinking water reservoirs, and officials and scientists link their spread to climate change.
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    Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change views

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    Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday.
    Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday.
  • Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

    Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

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    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video ga...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video ga...
    Video game "addiction" decision renews debate over whether behaviors can cause same kind of illness as drugs.
    Video game "addiction" decision renews debate over whether behaviors can cause same kind of illness as drugs.
  • The Latest: AMA calls for an end to border separations

    The Latest: AMA calls for an end to border separations

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    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). The Capitol is seen in Washington, Friday, June 15, 2018. Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Tr...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). The Capitol is seen in Washington, Friday, June 15, 2018. Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Tr...
    Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia says lawmakers "need to do everything we can" to make sure children can stay with parents who cross the border illegally.
    Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia says lawmakers "need to do everything we can" to make sure children can stay with parents who cross the border illegally.
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  • Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often

    Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:04 AM EDT2018-06-22 07:04:19 GMT
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    (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, a potentially toxic blue-green algae bloom in Provo Bay in Provo, Utah. Researchers and officials across the country say increasingly frequent toxic algae blooms ...(Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, a potentially toxic blue-green algae bloom in Provo Bay in Provo, Utah. Researchers and officials across the country say increasingly frequent toxic algae blooms ...
    Toxic algae blooms are happening more often and lasting longer, including in drinking water reservoirs, and officials and scientists link their spread to climate change.
    Toxic algae blooms are happening more often and lasting longer, including in drinking water reservoirs, and officials and scientists link their spread to climate change.
  • Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

    Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:51 AM EDT2018-06-21 06:51:48 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video ga...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video ga...
    Video game "addiction" decision renews debate over whether behaviors can cause same kind of illness as drugs.
    Video game "addiction" decision renews debate over whether behaviors can cause same kind of illness as drugs.
  • Study: Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban

    Study: Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban

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    A group of scientists says China' decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe, and wealthy countries need to find new solutions.
    A group of scientists says China' decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe, and wealthy countries need to find new solutions.
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