After talks break off, Denver teachers set to strike Monday

Denver teachers will go on strike Monday, according to a statement from the Denver Classroom Teachers Association.

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Avalanches: Skier dies in Colorado; second victim in New Mexico slide dies – CNN

(CNN)Western avalanches have claimed the lives of two more skiers, law enforcement officials and family members said.

An unidentified male skier out with family and friends died Monday south of Aspen, Colorado, while a man injured last Thursday in New Mexico succumbed to his injuries.
The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said that the skier in Colorado was buried by snow near Markley Hut, extricated and given CPR. The efforts were unsuccessful and the 26 members of a rescue team began a recovery operation. “Rescuers were hampered by weather and local avalanche conditions,” the office said.

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CBS and brother of JonBenet Ramsey settle $750m defamation lawsuit to ‘satisfaction of both parties’ | Daily Mail Online

Burke Ramsey’s lawsuit, which was filed in December 2016 — two months after The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey aired on CBS — claimed the documentary implied that he killed his sister.

 A statement was released Friday from a spokesperson for producers of The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey, stating that ‘The parties have reached an amicable resolution of their differences and will have no further comment,’ according to the Daily Camera.

Burke’s lawyer, Lin Wood, told Reuters that, ‘the case has been amicably resolved to the satisfaction of all parties.’

He later tweeted: ‘After handling many defamation cases for them over the past 20 years, hopefully this is my last defamation case for this fine family.’

Source: CBS and brother of JonBenet Ramsey settle $750m defamation lawsuit to ‘satisfaction of both parties’ | Daily Mail Online

Colorado voters will get a second chance next month to abolish slavery – CNN

(CNN)Next month, Colorado will vote on changing the language in its state constitution so that it no longer allows slavery as a form of punishment. Slavery is technically — technically — still legal in many states.

Wait, slavery is legal?

Article II, Section 26 of Colorado’s constitution reads that there “shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” [Emphasis added]
That’s what legislators are putting on the ballot this year. Amendment A will change the wording to “There shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude.” [Again, emphasis added.]
Voters almost passed the amendment two years ago. But the wording was so unclear that it confused many people about whether they were voting for or against slavery, said Jumoke Emery with Abolish Slavery Colorado.

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Report: Bodies of two young girls murdered in Colorado found in oil and gas tanks

FREDERICK, Colorado — The bodies of two young girls who were murdered in Frederick, Colorado were found inside oil and gas tanks where their father worked, a television station in Denver reported. According to KMGH, sources said the bodies of were placed in the tanks in order to hide them and conceal the smell.

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