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US 34 reopens through Big Thompson Canyon and more: 5 Things to Know for Thursday, May 24

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Posted at 5:49 AM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 07:49:04-04

DENVER — Good morning! Here are 5 Things to Know for Thursday, May 24, 2018.

1. US 34 through Big Thompson Canyon reopens
CDOT will re-open US 34 through the Big Thompson Canyon between Loveland and Estes Park to all traffic Thursday — marking the end of all long-term closures on a highway that has undergone major reconstruction since July 2016.

2. What the FDA says isn't safe for babies
Federal health officials warn parents about the dangers of teething remedies that contain the popular numbing ingredient benzocaine.

3. Maduro swiftly consolidating power
Since his disputed election victory, the Venezuelan president has thrown out U.S. diplomats, arrested alleged military conspirators and cracked down on the nation's last remaining critical major newspaper.

4. Why morning TV will have a new look 
ABC is expanding "Good Morning America" to a third hour and canceling "The Chew" to make room.

5. Drier, hot weather returns
Drier weather will return for Thursday through Saturday. Friday will be downright hot, with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s on Saturday.