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AP-CO--Colorado News Digest, CO

July 31, 2018

Colorado at 1 p.m.

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DENVER — Recently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked, hit and punched at a Kentucky supplier for the world’s largest meat producer drew prompt condemnation from animal rights groups and the agricultural industry alike. However, the images sandwiched in between — adult pigs in cages barely bigger than their bodies and a piglet squealing while being castrated — show still widely accepted industry practices, but were aimed at pressuring Brazilian-based JBS to abandon them. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 870 words. AP Photo.


— BABY GIRAFFE EUTHANIZED — A Colorado Springs zoo says it decided to euthanize its eight-week-old giraffe after veterinarians determined that her dislocated hip, infected leg and other health complications would severely impact her quality of life. Surgeons at Colorado State University’s vet school found an abscess in Penny’s abdomen.

— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-PATENT LAWSUIT — A Colorado cannabis company is suing another firm in the state for patent infringement of its cannabinoid medical product formula. United Cannabis Corp. of Golden filed the lawsuit in Denver U.S. District Court on Monday against Pure Hemp Collective of Conifer.

— FATAL FIRE — Authorities believe a fire at a suburban Denver apartment building that killed two people and injured nine others was intentional. A statement released Tuesday by the Westminster Police Department did not explain how investigators made that conclusion.


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The Trump administration plans to give American farmers and ranchers hurt by the current trade war US$12 billion in emergency relief to mitigate the impact of tariffs on their exports. This article was originally published on The Conversation: ttp://theconversation.com/american-farmers-want-trade-partners-not-handouts-an-agricultural-economist-explains-100795.



ST. LOUIS — After a comeback win the night before, the St. Louis Cardinals turn to rookie Jack Flaherty against Colorado on Tuesday night. Jon Gray starts for the Rockies. By Warren Mayes. Game starts 6:15 p.m.


PHILADELPHIA — Brian Dawkins transformed from a calm, soft-spoken man into an action hero on game days for 16 seasons in the NFL. Following what seemed like an out-of-body experience during pregame introductions, “Weapon X” terrorized opponents with ferocious hits all over the field. Dawkins, who played for Denver, redefined the safety position by providing excellent pass coverage, strong run support, and the ability to blitz quarterbacks. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 790 words. AP Photos.


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