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Ernest LuningErnest LuningDecember 13, 20175min673

Pueblo Republican Tamra Axworthy said Tuesday she's done contesting the legislative vacancy election won last month by Judy Reyher and probably won't challenge Reyher in a primary — even while charging Reyher was "selected under a cloud of suspicion" and ripping the former Otero County GOP chair for "embarrass[ing] our party with racially charged offensive remarks."


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Associated PressAssociated PressDecember 8, 201714min2200

FARGO, North Dakota — Maria Modi's journey from South Sudan to a new life in Fargo included a stop at a refugee camp in Cairo. She and her seven siblings know what it is like to be hungry. "My mother and father work 12-hour shifts and still sometimes we don't get enough food at home to last us a week," said Modi, a Fargo North High School senior who plans to study music and theater in college next year.



Joey BunchJoey BunchApril 24, 20173min172
Three Muslim inmates at Sterling Correction Facility are suing guards, alleging one gassed them with pepper spray in a prayer room and two others threatened them against getting legal help. The suit alleging several violations of the inmates’ constitutional rights was filed by high-profile Denver lawyer David Lane on behalf of the new Colorado Lawyers Civil Rights […]

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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayApril 6, 201711min1310

“The Kafir’s Blood Is Halal For You, So Shed it.” That’s just one of the catchier headlines in a recent issue of Rumiyah, a slick online magazine published by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL. A “kafir,” of course, is a non-Muslim. “Halal” means religiously permissible. As for Rumiyah, that’s Arabic for Rome, one of the Christian capitals that the leaders of the Islamic State hope to conquer. (The other great Christian capital, Constantinople, fell to soldiers of the caliphate in 1453. It’s now called Istanbul.)


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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayMarch 23, 201710min1695

Pakistan was meant to be a model, an example for other nations to emulate. It was founded after World War II, as the sun was setting on the British Empire and India was preparing for independence. India’s Muslims, though glad to see the end of the Raj, were apprehensive about becoming a minority in a Hindu-majority land. They envisioned instead what might be called a “two-state solution”: the establishment of a homeland for the subcontinent’s Muslims in areas where Muslims were in the majority. Their new nation was to be free, pluralist and tolerant.


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Peter MarcusPeter MarcusMarch 16, 20177min91
Democrats on Thursday advanced a bill aimed at preventing the federal government from rounding up minority groups in the wake of a Trump presidency. Reps. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, and Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, sponsors of the bill, used images of the Star of David placed on Jews, as well as Japanese Americans forced into concentration camps during World […]

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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayMarch 9, 20179min1480

Intellectuals of the left and those influenced by them judge the United States and certain European nations as uniquely guilty of imperialism, colonialism, racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, Islamophobia – the list goes on. But is the West really different from the rest when it comes to the modern sins? Anyone who has traveled in the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Africa should know that’s not so. Except in this regard: Americans and Europeans constantly and publicly argue over what is fair and what is just, and how our policies and attitudes could be improved. And we frequently -- some might say obsessively -- apologize for our past and present behaviors.



Peter MarcusPeter MarcusFebruary 7, 20175min130
With little notice, Senate Republicans on Tuesday held a hearing on a Democratic effort to encourage President Trump to rescind temporary refugee and select immigration bans. The hearing made the Senate schedule Monday night, sending Democrats into a tizzy, as they weren’t able to provide enough time for supporters of the resolution to testify at […]

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