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Colorado Roundup

US: Wolves may need protections after states expand hunting

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initial determination that the region's wolves could again be in peril — after decades spent restoring them — will kick off a year-long biological review

Nation

THURSDAY NEWS IN A RUSH: Top headlines in today’s NewsMinute video

The top stories from around the globe you'll be talking about today in a 60-second clip

Milley defends calls to Chinese as effort to avoid conflict

The top U.S. military officer on Wednesday defended the phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the turbulent final months of Donald Trump's presidency, saying the conversations were intended to convey "reassurance" to the Chinese military and were in line with his responsibilities as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Democrats could change ‘weaponized’ California recall system

Hours after California Gov. Gavin Newsom beat back a recall election that could have cost him his job, his fellow Democrats in the state Legislature said Wednesday that they will push for changes to make it more difficult to challenge a sitting governor.

SIEGE ON THE US CAPITOL

THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

The Trump White House

AP FACT CHECK: Trump stokes Jan. 6 conspiracy theories

TRUMP: "I will tell you they know who shot Ashli Babbitt. They're protecting that person. I have heard also that it was the head of security for a certain high official, a Democrat. And we will see, because it's going to come out. It's going to come out." — on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures."

National Biz

Obituaries

Actor Ed Asner, TV’s blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91

Ed Asner, the burly and prolific character actor who became a star in middle age as the gruff but lovable newsman Lou Grant, first in the hit comedy "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and later in the drama "Lou Grant," died Sunday. He was 91

Fact Check

Real Fake News

Report: Social media manipulation affects even US senators

"We've seen how easy it is for foreign adversaries to use social media as a tool to manipulate election campaigns and stoke political unrest," Murphy said. "It's clear that social media companies are not doing enough to combat misinformation and paid manipulation on their own platforms and more needs to be done to prevent abuse."

That's Weird

No bull: Scientists potty train cows to use ‘MooLoo’

"The cows are at least as good as children, age 2 to 4 years, at least as quick," said study senior author Lindsay Matthews, an animal behavioral scientist at New Zealand's University of Auckland who worked with colleagues on the tests at an indoor animal research lab in Germany.

World

Gun Control Debate

Motive for Florida family’s massacre may never be known

Investigators say that when they captured Marine veteran Bryan Riley outside the Lakeland, Florida, home where he allegedly killed a couple, their 3-month-old son and the boy's grandmother, he told them, "You know why I did this."

National Politics

Democrats could change ‘weaponized’ California recall system

Hours after California Gov. Gavin Newsom beat back a recall election that could have cost him his job, his fellow Democrats in the state Legislature said Wednesday that they will push for changes to make it more difficult to challenge a sitting governor.