Kevin Grantham opens Colorado Senate with speech urging bipartisanship

Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham struck an optimistic, bipartisan chord as he kicked off the 2018 legislative session Wednesday, announcing that his Republican caucus would immediately introduce a significant bill to fund transportation. “Our willingness to engage one another has diminished,” said Grantham, a Cañon City Republican who is term-limited, …

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Five storylines to watch in the second half

With the regional tournament one month away and the start of the state tournament looming Feb. 15, Denver Post preps editor Kyle Newman breaks down five storylines to watch in Classes 5A and 4A wrestling during the second half of the season. Pomona, County dominating If the first half of …

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When advertisers get their campaigns wrong

An advert by retailer H&M showing a black child wearing a racially insensitive hoodie has provoked outrage. As stars like The Weeknd, Lebron James and Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku share their indignation, here’s a look at some of the worst marketing campaigns in recent history.

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Catherine Deneuve says men should be free to hit on women

French cinema icon Catherine Deneuve has attacked the “puritanism” triggered by the recent surge of sexual harassment allegations, arguing men should be “free to hit on” women. The Oscar-nominated 74-year-old actress, best known internationally for playing a bored housewife who spends her afternoons as a prostitute in the 1967 film …

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Family plucked from debris in dramatic rescue

A family of five have been plucked from the debris of their home in a dramatic rescue amid devastating mudslides in California. The couple and their three children – a seven-year-old boy, three-year-old girl and a baby – were rescued by the US Coast Guard in Carpinteria, a small oceanside …

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Astronaut sorry for claiming he grew 3.5in in space

A Japanese astronaut who wrongly claimed he had grown 9cm (3.5in) taller in space has apologised for a “mis-measurement”. Lieutenant Norishige Kanai, currently living on board the International Space Centre (ISS), said on Twitter on Wednesday that he had in fact grown 2cm in height since arriving in space three …

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