Denver news in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, July 28

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President Woodrow Wilson at the Denver Press Club during his visit to Denver during the early 20th Century. (Harry Mellon Rhoads/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/Rh-651)

President Woodrow Wilson at the Denver Press Club during his visit to Denver during the early 20th Century. (Harry Mellon Rhoads/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection.Rh-651)

Whoa, look at how white and male the room of the Denver Press Club was when President Woodrow Wilson swung through Denver in the early half of the 20th Century. Now the stories, like the ones below, are fortunately brought to you by people from all walks of life. Here’s what reporters are keeping tabs on today in Denver.

High drama on the Senate floor

Michael Bennet was a no and Cory Gardner a yes on the Republican’s last, best chance to repeal Obamacare in the near term. The so-called Skinny Repeal went down 49-51. (Denverite)

Denver Central Market bar owner claims firefighters drank illegally

A bar owner in Denver’s Central Market has filed a complaint with the Denver Fire Department, claiming a group of off-duty firefighters drank illegally in his establishment and when he asked them to leave, they not only refused but taunted, bullied and insulted him. (CBS4)

Taylor Swift set to testify at Denver groping trial in August

Swift is accusing a former Denver radio host of assaulting her in 2013. The host filed a lawsuit against the singer, songwriter in 2015 denying the allegations and saying he was wrongly fired because of them. In court documents filed Wednesday, Swift states she’s “never been so sure of anything in (her) life.” (DP)

Colorado Mills hopes to have “as many tenants open as possible” by Black Friday

The heavily hail-damaged Colorado Mills shopping center expects to have its common areas leading up to store entrances ready before Black Friday, according to a letter sent Thursday from the owner of the mall. (Denverite)

Somewhere in the “neighborhood of $6 million per year”

John Elway is reportedly getting paid an unprecedented amount for a general manager. (Denverite)

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