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The annual charity event, Crawford Gives, took place on Monday and Tuesday. The 48- hour fundraising drive, which primarily takes place online, raised more than $654,503.40 for county nonprofits from more than 3,390 separate gifts. Read more

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Colorado’s Democratic governor and his GOP challenger offered differing versions of the state in their first debate on Wednesday. Gov. Jared Polis and Republican candidate Heidi Ganahl clashed over the economy, crime, education and post-pandemic recovery. Ganahl bookended her speeches by attacking Polis over Colorado’s high fentanyl overdose rates. Polis defended his four-year record as governor by highlighting the state’s record job numbers. Wednesday’s debate was hosted by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The candidates have other debates and issue forums in the works in coming weeks.

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In 2008, in Heller v District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the right of an individual, though unconnected with militia service, to keep and bear arms in the District of Columbia for traditionally lawful purposes – such as defending a home. In 2010, in McDonald v City of Chica…

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Paris Fashion Week roared into full gear with atmospherics and palpable anticipation of Balmain’s evening fashion festival spectacular. The French luxury fashion house is hosting a star-studded charity concert featuring the latest fashions, members of the public and secret celebrity performances on Wednesday. During the day, Courreges showed its latest designs on a circular runway featured a falling column of sand at its center that evoked the sands of time. Belgian fashion master Dries Van Noten was back on form for spring with a typically unpindownable collection held together only by the aesthetic of its looseness. Meanwhile, Jun Takahashi’s Japanese brand Undercover went slashing mad this season.

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The live album “Bordeaux Concert” is the third show from jazz pianist Keith Jarrett’s 2016 solo tour released by the record label ECM. In a review, The Associated Press’ Steven Wine says the set captures Jarrett still in peak form, filling a summer night in southwest France with an improvised 13-part, 78-minute suite that’s an astounding mix of intensity, invention and introspection. There are nods to Jarrett’s Hungarian roots and Bartók, to Debussy and Gershwin, and for long stretches Jarrett is at his most romantic and cinematic. “Bordeaux Concert” will be released Friday.

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A federal judge in New York says she plans to order disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly to pay more than $300,000 to one his victims in a decades-long scheme to use his fame to sexually abuse young fans. A restitution order by U.S. District Judge Ann Connelly that is still being finalized is meant to cover the cost of treatment for herpes and psychotherapy. The victim has accused the jailed Kelly of giving her the sexually transmitted disease. The jailed Kelly has been convicted of sex crimes at trials in New York City and Chicago. He appeared at the hearing Wednesday in a Brooklyn federal court via video from a lockup.