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Woman killed, daughters hurt in fall from Colorado ski lift

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A Texas woman was killed on Thursday and her two young daughters hurt when they fell from a chair lift at a Colorado ski resort, authorities said.

The victims plunged about 25 feet from a lift at the Ski Granby Ranch in Granby, Colorado, at about 9:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (11:30 a.m. EST), Schelly Olson, a county public information officer, said in a telephone call.

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Olson said the 40-year-old woman was pronounced dead at Middle Park Medical Center. Her 9-year-old daughter was airlifted to a separate children’s hospital, where she was listed in stable condition.

The woman’s other daughter, 12, was treated at Middle Park Medical Center before being released on Thursday afternoon, Olson said.

Names of the victims, who were visiting Colorado from San Antonio, Texas, were not immediately released by authorities.

Olson said the incident was being investigated by the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board and local authorities, who were interviewing witnesses, but that it was too soon to determine what caused the fall.

“This is such a rare occurrence, people don’t fall off of chair lifts at all,” she said.

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(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Richard Chang)


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Demand grows for Pete Buttigieg to come clean about his time at ‘corporate greed machine’ McKinsey

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"The political risk is not that his former employer, a multibillion-dollar corporate entity that promotes fraud across the globe, will be mad at him. It's what he would have to disclose."

Days after reports surfaced about the global consulting firm McKinsey's work advising the Trump administration on immigration policy, calls are growing louder for South Bend, Indiana mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to disclose details about the work he did for the company.

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Prosectors in Frankfurt have dropped their investigation into two Deutsche Bank employees who were accused of aiding tax evasion schemes in the Virgin Islands, due to "lack of suspicion." The institution has instead been fined for compliance lapses.

“With the closure of these proceedings it is clear that the prosecutors have not found any instances of criminal misconduct on the part of Deutsche Bank employees following the raid of our Frankfurt office in November 2018,” Deutsche Bank spokesman Joerg Eigendorf said in a statement.

“The investigation that has now been closed due to lack of sufficient suspicion had a heavy impact on Deutsche Bank last year,” he added. “It is true that the bank had weaknesses in its control environment in the past. We identified these weaknesses and we have addressed them in a disciplined manner.”

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North Carolina towns forced to cancel Christmas celebrations over fear of violence from right wing extremist groups

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Two North Carolina towns are canceling their annual Christmas celebration parades "amid fears of violence due to Confederate groups’ participation in the events," The Daily Beast reports.

Citing a “potential for violence,” for the first time in over 70 years the town of Wake Forest, North Carolina says it will have no Christmas parade. Garner, NC, has also canceled its Christmas parade.

The Daily Beast cites "reports that Garner had plans to include a float sponsored by a chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans but said social-media posts led town officials to believe 'the event could be targeted for disruption.'"

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