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5 things you need to know - January 6, 2020

Donald Trump
Memorial Park, Colorado Springs
First services since UMC proposal to split over LGBTQ issues
Posted at 5:58 AM, Jan 06, 2020

Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Monday morning.

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Trump threatens sanctions if Iraq expels US troops from country

President Trump warned Iraq that he would levy punishing sanctions if it expelled American troops in retaliation for a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad that killed a top Iranian official. This comes after the president said Iranian cultural sites are fair game for the U.S. military, dismissing concerns within his own administration that doing so could constitute a war crime under international law.
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Alert licensing worker credited for discovery of 26 children hidden behind false wall in basement

A News5 investigation uncovered years of state inspection records documenting violation after violation at Carla Faith's at-home child care center and school, both of which were licensed by the state. The Colorado Department of Human Services sits down with News5 Investigates to break down their role in the case and explain why they didn't intervene sooner,
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Windy start to the week with warmer air by Wednesday

Lots of wind tumbles down from the jet stream across the mountains and out through the lower elevations today. The winds will stay strongest out west into the mountains and out along the mountain valleys from late morning through the early afternoon.
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First services since United Methodist Church proposal to split over LGBTQ issues

The first Sunday services of the United Methodist Church were held since national leaders presented a proposal on Friday that could split the church in two. The issues dividing the church are same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay clergy members. News5 met with several local Methodist church members who said the potential separation is bittersweet.
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Victim in El Paso County kidnapping case located

Deputies said they found 24-year-old Karel Lopez-Hurtado safe after he was kidnapped at gunpoint Saturday. The Sheriff's Office reported that their investigation into the kidnapping revealed four men had broken into a home in the 18700 block of Birdseye View and kidnapped Lopez-Hurtado as well as assaulted two of five children who were inside the home.