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  1. TABOR faces renewed, Republican-led effort for an overhaul at 25-year mark
    State Rep. Dan Thurlow of Grand Junction and Sen. Larry Crowder of Alamosa want to ask voters in November to change how the TABOR cap is calculated -- a move that would allow the state to spend hundreds of millions more each year on priorities such as transportation, education and health care.
  2. Pre-existing conditions pose problems for health care replacement
    As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
  3. In Trump’s first speech to Congress, will decorum hold?
    The House sergeant-at-arms will stand at the rear of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night and announce the arrival of Donald Trump before a joint session of Congress by intoning: "Mister Speaker, the President of the United States" just like always.
  4. Perez elected as first Latino leader of Democratic Party
    Former labor secretary Thomas Perez was elected the first Latino chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday, narrowly defeating Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., at the end of a contentious battle over the fate of the beleaguered party in the age of President Donald Trump.
  5. With NAFTA in Trump’s crosshairs, Mexico’s border factories brace for the unknown
    If you sleep on a memory foam mattress, chances are good that its fabric cover was made here in a small factory in this desert border town on the westernmost edge of Texas.
  6. Protesters angered by Trump’s immigration policies gather outside ICE facility in Aurora
    About 100 people gathered outside a federal immigration center in Aurora on Saturday evening to protest President Donald Trump's plans to ramp up deportation enforcement.
  7. Trump says he won’t attend correspondents dinner this spring
    President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner — sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes.
  8. Civic Center rally shows support for Affordable Care Act in Denver
    More than 200 people rallied in Civic Center park downtown to show their support for the Affordable Care Act and to urge Congress to fix -- not nix -- health care coverage.
  9. Muhammad Ali’s son reportedly detained at airport, asked twice about his religion
    Muhammad Ali Jr. had just returned to Florida from Jamaica, where he had accompanied his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, who was there giving a speech about black history.
  10. The Latest: Obama congratulates Perez as new DNC leader
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the selection of a new national leader of the Democratic Party (all times local):