Kim Avis Jailed After Faking Death at ‘Mortuary Beach’

The man’s son told the authorities that his father drowned. Months later, he was found in Colorado and extradited to Scotland, where he was sentenced this week to 15 years in prison.

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Ex-Aide to Congressman Claims He Was Fired for Voicing Virus Concerns

A former adviser to Representative Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Republican, contends in a federal lawsuit that the congressman flouted safety guidelines, contributing to an outbreak in his office.

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Police Say Boyfriend Responsible for Shooting at Colorado Birthday Party

More than half of mass shootings in recent years involve a perpetrator who killed an intimate partner or family member, including the gunman who killed six people in Colorado Springs.

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Birthday Party Shooting in Colorado Springs Leaves 7 Dead, Police Say

The gunman shot and killed six adults before taking his own life at a mobile home park, officials said. A motive was not yet known.

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‘I Let You Down’: Klete Keller’s Path From Olympics to Capitol Riot

Jan. 6 wasn’t Keller’s first election protest in Washington. But as he makes tearful apologies and faces federal charges, even his closest confidants aren’t sure why he was there at all.

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At the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, All Athletes Are Equal

The new museum in Colorado Springs is based on the idea that a wheelchair basketball player trains just as hard as any other basketball player.

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Michael Phelps Documentary Criticizes U.S. Olympic Committee on Mental Health

In “The Weight of Gold,” Phelps presents a stark picture of the mental wear and tear Olympians endure.

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Why Many Athletes Will Be Left Out When Olympic Training Centers Reopen

As the U.S. Olympic Committee tries to navigate a safe reopening of its facilities, there will be tough decisions about who can stay and who must go.

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Sports Begin to Reawaken in a Changed World

The rules differ among counties, states and countries, but the athletic world is beginning to creep toward competition again.

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Bridge Was Their Passion. Then People Started to Die.

A bridge club was a social draw for scores of older Coloradans. Now, with four members dead from the virus, its future is unclear.

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