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Someone, perhaps her mother, left her on a bench near a bus stop in Beijing. Because she had no identification records of any kind, doctors estimated she was about 3 years old based on weight and height. A woman found her and took her to a … more
As someone who covers the state Legislature, it's common for me to write about lawmakers who fight like cats and dogs. Yeah, yeah, I get it. Legislators will tell you that more than 90 percent of bills are passed with bipartisan support. No … more
Topher Barber climbed the tall, aluminum ladder, stopping just even with the old, wooden sailboat hanging upside down from the ceiling. He carefully drilled the framed picture of his dad — also upside down — to the center of the stern. A … more
Opening day in baseball is the best time to be a Cubs fan. There's so much promise. It's a new season. And every team is tied for first place. It's just too bad the Cubs have to, you know, … more
As Anna Sutterer crowded with 25 other students in the darkened corner of her AP Lit class, the words of the hymn she sings every Sunday at church — “Praise God from whom all blessings flow” — tumbled through her mind. Shots had just … more
The 74-year-old Knabe grand piano sits silent in the room behind them. But the three women sipping tea at the small dining room table feel the music settle into them with the quiet joy only an old, beloved companion can bring. Music. “It's … more
Neil DiLorenzo lays the brown folder on the kitchen table. As he tells the tale and to better illustrate his point, he pulls out a map, a list of coordinates, a copy of an email, a log of emergency numbers. The thick file holds a literal paper … more
Now I am not referring to breaking records like the most touchdowns thrown in a season, home runs hit in a career, or breaking the 3.43-minute mile. Nor am I referring to breaking other records recognized by Guinness World Records. The only … more
For many Americans, 2013 was an eventful year. For Coloradans, it tested our resilience, our courage and our willpower. We fought the most destructive wildfire in our history (Black Forest), as … more
He has always dreamed. Of what could be. When he was 8, picking strawberries in the fields of his Mexican town. When, at 12, he left home for the big city to sell popsicles and snow cones to help his parents provide for their … more
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