The US Labor Department was set to impose new rules limiting the work kids are allowed to do on farms and ranches. But after an outcry from family farmers, the government is reconsidering…Colorado lawmakers advanced a proposal that would allow business owners and employees in the state the right to use deadly force against suspected intruders…A white banner is now covering part of the state capitol dome, and it’ll be there for the next two years…and, Beat Generation icon Neal Cassady is getting a high school diploma from his Denver school over 40 years after his death.

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