Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper gives a final address just before governor-elect Jarod Polis is sworn in as the state's new leader. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

John Hickenlooper officially announces bid for U.S. Senate, one week after abandoning presidential ambitions

Hickenlooper had repeatedly said he wasn't interested in running for U.S. Senate, but after his presidential ambitions were spoiled, his mind changed

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Aurora police apologize after girls handcuffed in stolen car mixup

Jennifer Wurtz, who shot a video of the encounter, said on camera that the police drew guns as they initially approached the car

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“A feeling of empowerment and freedom”: It’s become common for women to accompany a hiking tale with a shirtless photo

As the captions say, these photos can be frivolous and fun. They also often document some of the most powerful seconds of a woman’s life.