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5 Things to Know for Dec. 18

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Posted at 8:28 AM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 10:28:21-05

Good morning. Here are 5 Things to Know for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018.

1. Did you give any of your family or friends these high-tech toys?
Mozilla recently ranked popular tech gifts on its "creep-o-meter." Do they pose a security threat? Are they safe for kids? Here's what we found out.

2. A suspect is dead and two officers injured after major disturbance in Aurora
While the details around the incident are unclear, Aurora police said they responded to a man attacking his family Monday night. As officers started to take the man into custody, he became unresponsive and was declared dead at a nearby hospital. Here's what we know.

3. Cordova named new Denver Public Schools superintendent
Denver Board of Education members unanimously selected Cordova to lead Colorado’s largest school district on Monday evening. She was already ranked as deputy superintendent and was named a finalist in late November .

4. Colorado state senator announces retirement
State Sen. Randy Baumgardner announced Monday he will retire on Jan. 21, 2019. The Republican, who represents a rural northwest Colorado district, survived an expulsion vote after at least eight women claimed Baumgardner created a hostile work environment at the Capitol.

5. RTD takes bathroom doors off the stalls at Union Station
The move is RTD’s attempt to discourage drug use and try to prevent overdoses — something riders are all too familiar with. A security guard said the doors at Civic Center Station were removed three weeks ago and then recently replaced with half doors.