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U.S. scientists declare 2016 the hottest year on record. That makes three in a row.

By Chris Mooney, The Washington Post

In a powerful testament to the warming of the planet, two leading U.S. science agencies Wednesday jointly declared 2016 the hottest year on record, surpassing the previous record set just last year – which, itself, had topped a record set in 2014.

Colorado-based rafting team just misses Grand Canyon speed record when raft gets punctured

The raft was lined up perfectly for the massive rapid.

The Colorado-based team — eight accomplished paddlers on sliding seats atop a 48-foot custom raft designed to fly down the Grand Canyon — was on pace for a record.

Suddenly the boat was vertical. Then it was broken.

“It sounded like a gunshot,” said Ian Anderson.

“Followed by the sound of a jet engine,” said Seth Mason.

My Brother’s Bar changing ownership after almost 50 years

Big news from the most iconic landmark in Denver. No, we’re not talking about the Capitol building or Clock Tower — it’s My Brother’s Bar. We just got word that the legendary bar is changing ownership after 47 years.

“I think it’s gonna shock a lot of people,” co-owner Linda Karagas says. “It’s a big deal for us and the whole family.”

Related: Play based on My Brother’s Bar is clever, provocative

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