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Colorado governor signs landmark gun-control bills

John Hickenlooper - NBC News

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed landmark new gun laws on Wednesday expanding background checks on gun purchases and limiting the size of ammunition magazines, placing the traditionally firearm-friendly state among the handful to pass new restrictions in the wake of the shooting in Newtown, Conn.


Campaign mounts against mentioning Colorado shooting suspect's name

Following pleas from victims' relatives and others, politicians and some journalists are refraining from naming the Colorado theater shooting suspect. Facing an audience of thousands gathered to remember victims of the deadly theater shooting here, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made a strategic choice: He didn't mention the suspect's name.


AP sources: Colorado Gov. Ritter to retire

Democratic sources tell The Associated Press that Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter won't run for re-election this fall.


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