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Denver Mayor Hancock’s office still exposed to conflicts of interest, auditor says

By Conrad Swanson
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  • Companies that do not have to compete against other bidders for contracts were already required to disclose political contributions, but city departments haven’t provided recent evidence that such disclosures are reviewed during the process, Overschmidt said.
  • Auditor spokeswoman Tayler Overschmidt said Tuesday that O’Brien recommended multiple improvements then that some city departments followed, but not Hancock’s office.
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Early warning signs emerge for GOP after U.S. Capitol riots

By Marc Levy, Thomas Beaumont, Nicholas Riccardi
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  • “Ever since they started denying the election result, I kind of knew it was heading this way,” said Demme, the county’s former Republican Party chairman who has opposed President Donald Trump and is now an independent.
  • — In the 36 hours after last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, 112 Republicans reached out to the election office in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to change their party registration.
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Pope says women can read at Mass, but still can’t be priests

By Nicole Winfield
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  • ROME — Pope Francis changed church law Monday to explicitly allow women to do more things during Mass, granting them access to the most sacred place on the altar, while continuing to affirm that they cannot be priests.
  • Phyllis Zagano, who was a member of the pope’s first study commission, called the changes important given they represent the first time the Vatican has explicitly and through canon law allowed women access to the altar.
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