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Justice Department seeks to overturn order halting execution

The execution of Daniel Lee was delayed after family of his victims raised concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The United States Justice Department filed an emergency motion with an appeals court seeking to move forward with the first federal execution in nearly 20 years. Daniel Lee, 47, had been scheduled to die by lethal injection […]

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World reacts to Turkey reconverting Hagia Sophia into a mosque

UNESCO, Greece, Cyprus and church leaders among others express concern about changing status of the sixth-century site. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia open to Muslim worship on Friday after a top court ruled the building’s conversion to a museum by modern Turkey’s founding statesman was illegal. Erdogan made his announcement, just […]

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Tunisia's Ennahdha to reevaluate stance on PM Fakhfakh's gov't

Statement by biggest parliamentary force comes as opposition pressures PM to resign over alleged conflict of interest. Ennahdha, the biggest party in Tunisia’s Parliament, has said it will review its stance on supporting the country’s fragile coalition government over an alleged conflict of interest involving Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh. “The suspicion of a conflict of interest by […]

Politics

Democrats, Joe Biden look to accelerate Southern political shift – The Denver Post

ATLANTA — From Mississippi retiring its state flag to local governments removing Confederate statues from public spaces, a bipartisan push across the South is chipping away at reminders of the Civil War and Jim Crow segregation. Now, during a national reckoning on racism, Democratic Party leaders want those symbolic changes to become part of a […]

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Japan asks US to extradite two men over Ghosn case

Japan has asked the US to extradite a former special forces soldier and his son for allegedly helping ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flee Japan last year. Ex-Green Beret Michael Taylor and his son Peter were held in Massachusetts in May, several months after Japan had issued warrants for their arrest. The US authorities confirmed a […]

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Hot weather to linger in Denver

Hot weather will linger in Denver through the July 4th weekend and into next week, and another air quality alert has been issued for the Front Range. The high temperatures in Denver will be 94 degrees on Thursday and Friday, with 91 on Saturday (Independence Day) and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. […]

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Museum or mosque? Turkey to rule on Hagia Sophia

Turkey’s Council of State is due to decide if the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul can be converted into a mosque. Built in the Sixth Century on the orders of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, it was the world’s largest cathedral for nearly 1,000 years. The Unesco World Heritage site was turned into a mosque when the […]

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Ask Amy: Citizen wants to become even more “American” – The Denver Post

Dear Amy: My family and I came to America from the Soviet Union when I was a teenager. We became citizens. I got educated here and own a successful business. I write well and speak correctly, with almost no accent. I feel like I am an American. I love America, and try to learn new […]

Business

Coronavirus: Gilead to trial inhaled version of ‘promising’ remdesivir in race for COVID-19 treatment

Gilead Sciences is to trial an inhaled version of remdesivir, a drug which it says shows promise in the treatment of COVID-19. The pharmaceutical company said in an open letter that it would screen healthy volunteers for Phase 1 trials this week, and aim to start them in August. Chairman and chief executive Daniel O’Day […]

Politics

New political group tries to rescue Hickenlooper in Senate primary

In a sign of mounting concerns about John Hickenlooper’s standing in the Colorado Democratic Senate primary, a new political group is spending at least $1 million on a scathing attack ad against Hickenlooper’s rival in the race. The ad slams former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff for spearheading a package of tough bills opposing illegal […]