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WASHINGTON _ The Senate on Thursday confirmed acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to lead the department on a permanent basis, despite complaints by Democrats that the former oil and gas lobbyist has used his federal position to benefit former industry clients. The Senate voted 56-41 to approve Bernhardt’s nomination to oversee the country’s public lands and resources. He succeeds Ryan Zinke, who resigned in January amid a series of ethics investigations. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 600 words, national lines. AP Photos.
DENVER _ A “bomb cyclone” fizzled but a spring snowstorm that hit Colorado and Wyoming still created hazardous road conditions and snarled airport traffic. Blizzard conditions persisted Thursday in the northeast corner of Colorado but warnings were canceled for the rest of the state and Wyoming, where residents started digging out. SENT: 390 words. AP Photos.
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Heavy snow and strong winds hammered parts of the central U.S. on Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people and creating hazardous travel conditions a day after pummeling Colorado. The spring blizzard — the second “bomb cyclone” storm system to hit the region in a month — left behind hundreds of canceled flights at Denver International Airport, along with wintertime temperatures and snarled traffic before blanketing parts of South Dakota in as much as 18 inches (45.7 centimeters) of snow. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 560 words. AP Photos
CALGARY _ The Colorado Avalanche and Calgary Flames will meet for the first time in the postseason in Game 1 on Thursday. The Flames outscored the Avalanche by a 14-10 margin in winning all three games this season. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time is 8 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO _ Colorado plays San Francisco at Oracle Park on Thursday night. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:45 p.m.
The last spot in the NBA playoffs went to the Detroit Pistons. Their reward: A series against MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Denver Nuggets clinched the No. 2 seed with their big rally to top the Timberwolves and will meet No. 7 San Antonio in the playoffs. SENT: 965 words
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