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PIG FARM-UNDERCOVER VIDEO
DENVER — A recently released undercover video showing pigs being abused at a supplier to the world’s largest meat producer also highlights practices that are still common but slowly being changed in the pork industry.
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DENVER — People on the plains of northeastern Colorado were cleaning up Monday from a powerful storm that swept through the state, ripping off roofs, flipping trucks and damaging crops. No serious injuries were reported. Meteorologists from the National Weather Service, meanwhile, were surveying what was believed to be the worst of the damage in Morgan and Washington counties to determine whether any of it was caused by tornados, which were reported by several spotters. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 420 words.
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COLORADO SPRINGS — The conservative Koch brothers’ network declared Monday that it will not help elect the Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota, turning its back on the GOP in a marquee election — at least for now — after determining that the Republican challenger is no better than the Democratic incumbent. The decision sends a strong message to Republican officials across the country that there may be real consequences for those unwilling to oppose the spending explosion and protectionist trade policies embraced by the Trump White House in recent weeks. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
GREELEY — At least 24 people were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning at a weekend gathering in northern Colorado after a generator at a taco stand outside the venue leaked exhaust into the building. Greeley Police Lt. Aaron Carmichael told the Greeley Tribune people who suffered symptoms Saturday night could not walk, some had seizures and some lost consciousness. Common carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms include headaches, dizziness, nausea, weakness and confusion. SENT: 180 words.
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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT-RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
WASHINGTON — American culture has become “less hospitable to people of faith,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in vowing that the Justice Department would protect people’s religious freedom and convictions. Sessions praised a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple in a case that reached the Supreme Court and ended in his favor. That baker, Jack Phillips, was part of a panel discussion at the Justice Department summit. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 370 words, photos on national lines.
— OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS — Police in Aurora were involved in two fatal shootings over the weekend. Will be updated on merits.
— EBOLA SUSPECTED — Colorado health officials says a patient who became ill after visiting the Congo has tested negative for the Ebola virus.
— FINANCIAL MARKETS-BOARD OF TRADE — Wheat for Sept. advanced 16 cents at 5.4650 a bushel; Sept. corn was up 5.25 cents at 3.6725 a bushel; Sept. oats rose .75 cent at $2.4275 bushel; while Aug. soybeans gained 4.50 cents at $8.75 a bushel.
ST. LOUIS — The surging Colorado Rockies take to the road to face the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Tyler Anderson goes for the Rockies, while Carlos Martinez takes the mound for the Cardinals. By David Solomon. (Game starts 6:10 p.m. MT)
ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos don’t put their full pads on until Tuesday but they’re already a banged-up bunch. Newly signed receiver Corey “Philly” Brown is in concussion protocol after hitting his head in the weight room and when the Broncos put on shoulder pads for the first time Monday several players hobbled off. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 630 words, photos.
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