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CHEYENNE — The U.S. defense secretary takes part in a ceremony at F.E. Warren Air Force Base marking the beginning of a process to return three disputed church bells to the Philippines. Two of the Bells of Balangiga are at the base, and the third is with the U.S. Army in South Korea. By Mead Gruver. UPCOMING: Developing from 2:30 p.m. ceremony.
WASHINGTON — Republican Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, a familiar role for the underestimated scrapper whose top priority will be to protect President Donald Trump’s agenda and try to build the party back to retake the majority. Rounding out the GOP leadership team will be Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who wants to bring a more aggressive stance to the GOP’s communications and messaging strategy in the No. 3 spot. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,000 words, national lines. AP Photos.
DENVER — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its only public hearing on the Trump administration’s plans to roll back Obama-era rules for methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Nearly 125 people have asked to speak at the daylong session in Denver on Wednesday. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Numerous police departments nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls as concerns mount over the level of violence they often face, according to a study released by a Native American nonprofit Wednesday. The report was conducted over the past year amid worry in tribal communities and cities that Native American and Alaska Native women are vanishing in high numbers, despite a lack of available government data to identify the full scope of the problem. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 720 words, national lines. AP Photos.
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GILLETTE — To kick off “Mingle with Engel” is an image of a golden, spinning globe throwing off city names like Hong Kong, London, Dublin, Cairo and Seoul into space. Then comes the introduction and it’s clear the show is from nowhere near those locations around the world. It’s from Gillette, Wyoming, and centers around a school of about 1,100 students. By Kathy Brown And Mark Harris, Gillette News Record. SENT: 1,500 words. AP Photo.
RIVERTON — It was known simply as Red Rocks a generation ago, the restaurant and motel on the north side of U.S. Highway 26 just before the big curve 20 miles east of Dubois. While the meals may have been memorable, what goes on inside the former restaurant and motel complex is unexpected. By Randy Tucker, The Ranger. SENT: 1,100 words. AP Photos.
— RIVERTON DRINKING ORDINANCE — The Riverton City Council has delayed voting on an ordinance that would create a list of “habitually intoxicated persons” barred from purchasing alcohol in Riverton. The Ranger reports that the council last week delayed the proposal until the council’s first meeting in December to give the city time to discuss concerns about the proposal raised by the American Civil Liberties Union.
ENGLEWOOD — Anchoring Denver’s patchwork offensive line now that Matt Paradis is recovering from surgery to repair his broken right leg is Connor McGovern, who was briefly benched at right guard last month. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton.
DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche host Boston on Wednesday night in a meeting of two of the top lines in hockey. The Avalanche boast the line of Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog, who’ve combined for 69 points. The Bruins feature Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak, who have a combined 68 points. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8 p.m.
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