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Five women detail sexual misconduct claims against comedian Louis C.K.: report

NEW YORK: Five women detailed sexual misconduct allegations against Emmy-winning comedian Louis C.K. in a New York Times report published Thursday, including three who said he had performed a lewd act in front of them. In the New York Times article, C.K.’s publicist Lewis Kay said the comedian “is not going to answer any questions”…

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Changing Lives For The Homeless

We have all heard the phrase “Home Sweet Home,” but little do we know that not everyone gets to say and live it. Unfortunately, even in today’s modernized and technologically advanced world there are many homeless people in the United States of America, who have nowhere to sleep but the streets. While the nation has…

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USA Trip Through The Eyes Of A Pakistani

  Living all my life in Karachi, the biggest and the most progressive city of Pakistan, I never actually felt the need to think about living anywhere else, until now. My recent trip to the United States of America has led me to believe that there is still so much in this world that I…

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Two jets from elite US military squadrons crash

NEW YORK: Two fighter jets from elite U.S. military demonstration squadrons crashed in separate incidents on Thursday, including one that had just done a flyover of the Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado where President Barack Obama had spoken. In Tennessee, a pilot from the Navy’s Blue Angels squadron was killed when his F/A-18 jet…

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Blizzard sweeps through the U.S. Midwest, rain drenches South

CHICAGO: The blizzard that blasted Colorado and shut down Denver’s airport swept through the U.S. Midwest on Thursday, dumping up to 13 inches (33 cm) in northern Wisconsin, but the storm was expected to leave the Midwest by the evening or earlier, forecasters said. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker declared a state of emergency in response…

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Gunman kills three at US family planning center

COLORADO: A gunman opened fire at a prominent family planning center in Colorado, killing three people and wounding several in a standoff that dragged on for five hours before he surrendered Friday. A usually busy area of snow-covered Colorado Springs was placed on lockdown into the early evening, just a day after millions of Americans…

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Colorado rejects medical marijuana for PTSD treatment

DENVER: Colorado health officials on Wednesday rejected a bid by medical marijuana advocates to put cannabis on a list of approved treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder, an agency spokesman said. While Colorado has allowed the use of medical marijuana to treat various ailments since 2001, the state's health board has three times refused to put…

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'Thumbs up' robber recognizes clerk, gives Colorado store a pass

DENVER: Police in Colorado are hunting a hooded man who was about to rob a convenience store but stopped after recognizing the clerk and then gave the startled employee a cheery thumbs-up. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said the conscience-stricken suspect walked into a Quick Save in Arvada, a northwestern suburb of Denver, on Tuesday…

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Colorado movie theater massacre trial may be televised

DENVER: A judge presiding over the Colorado theater massacre case ruled on Tuesday that he will allow the murder trial of accused gunman James Holmes to be recorded for television despite opposition from lawyers on both sides, a court ruling showed. The request by media outlets for such coverage had been opposed by both prosecutors…

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World's first state-licensed marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado

DENVER: The world's first state-licensed marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use to the general public opened for business in Colorado on Wednesday with long lines of customers, marking a new chapter in America's drug culture.Roughly three dozen former medical marijuana dispensaries newly cleared by state regulators to sell pot to consumers…

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Colorado student, 17, wounded in school shooting, dies

DENVER: A 17-year-old Colorado student shot in the head earlier this month by a gunman at her high school died on Saturday at a hospital with her family at her side, the facility and her family said.Claire Davis was the only person wounded by gunfire when Karl Pierson, an 18-year-old senior at Arapahoe High School…

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Colorado evacuations continue as flood crest moves downstream

DENVER: Colorado authorities coping with the aftermath of last week's deadly downpours stepped up the search for victims left stranded in the foothills of the Rockies and evacuations of prairie towns in danger of being swamped as the flood crest moved downstream.As of Tuesday, eight people were confirmed dead from flash floods triggered by a…

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Seven confirmed dead, 1,500 homes destroyed in Colorado floods

DENVER: Seven people were confirmed dead and at least 1,500 homes destroyed in Colorado after a week of rare, torrential rains along the eastern slopes of the Rockies, and helicopter search-and-rescue flights resumed on Monday in flood-stricken areas.Much of the evacuation effort was focused on remote foothill and canyon communities of Larimer and Boulder counties…

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Death toll rises in Colorado floods with another feared dead

DENVER: Colorado authorities warned on Sunday that the death toll likely would rise from historic flooding in the state as a second person was confirmed missing and presumed dead, in addition to four deaths previously verified.An 80-year-old woman whose home was washed away by floodwaters in Larimer County was the latest victim feared dead from…

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Flood rescues continue as Colorado braces for more rain

DENVER: More heavy rain is expected on Saturday in Colorado where rescue workers are battling to reach residents cut off by the worst floods in decades, which have killed at least four people and left 172 still unaccounted for. Search and rescue teams have used boats and helicopters to pull stranded residents to safety in…

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Colorado town flooded with applications for drone-hunting permits

DENVER: Voters in one small Colorado town won't decide until next month whether to issue hunting licenses to shoot down drones, but hundreds of marksmen are lining up for permits to fell such aircraft in the unlikely event any appear in local skies.A resident of the small ranching and farming community of Deer Trail, 55…

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Colorado town mulls issuing licenses to shoot down drones

DENVER: The farming and ranching town of Deer Trail, Colorado, which boasts that it held the world's first rodeo in 1869, is now considering starting a 21st century tradition – paying bounties to anyone who shoots down an unmanned drone.Next month, trustees of the town of 600 that lies on the high plains 55 miles…

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Colorado town mulls license for drone hunting

DENVER: The farming and ranching town of Deer Trail, Colorado, which boasts that it held the world's first rodeo in 1869, is now considering starting a 21st century tradition – paying bounties to anyone who shoots down an unmanned drone.Next month, trustees of the town of 600 that lies on the high plains 55 miles…

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Colorado wildfire destroys more than 500 homes

COLORADO: The number of homes destroyed by a Colorado wildfire rose above 500 on Tuesday as rain dampened the flames and allowed damage assessment teams to enter charred neighborhoods, and other threatening blazes grew in Alaska and elsewhere in the West.Authorities said the so-called Black Forest Fire, which has burned in the rolling hills outside…

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Deadly Colorado blaze subsides with help from rain

COLORADO SPRINGS: A deadly wildfire that has ravaged 400 homes, ranking as Colorado's most destructive ever, subsided on Friday as authorities reported significant headway in containing the blaze on the outskirts of Colorado Springs with help from rain and calmer winds.The fire has charred roughly 24 square miles (6,215 hectares) of rolling, forested terrain northeast…

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Two killed as monster wildfire threatens Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS: Two people have been killed by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, law enforcement officials said on Thursday, as crews fought to keep the fierce, wind-whipped blaze from roaring into the outskirts of Colorado Springs.El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said the bodies of two people had been recovered in the burn…

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