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The Daily Word in immigration, bombs and a reincarnated marine

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 14 2014 9:17 AM ]
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In Myanmar, President Obama gave a talk on immigration and said he can't “stand by” and wait for Congress to act.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants to fix the bomb.

A Dallas teacher was forced to resign after posting “racially charged” tweets laced with derogatory statements about the Michael Brown shooting.

According to the Pew Research Center, 40 percent of new marriages in the US are remarriages.

Police in Los Angeles arrested 23 people outside a Walmart who were protesting low wages and “its retaliation against employees who pushed for better working conditions.”

A woman who owns a horse ranch in Placitas found a dead horse in a storage room on the facility. It's not exactly The Godfather, but it's enough to make you lose your lunch.

Seven years later, the case of the missing man who left his severed penis on a doorstep is still unsolved.

A former teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools and two principals are being sued for a string of sexual abuse allegations.

Could New Mexico's seven-year oil production boom be coming to an end?

Some kids see ghosts. Some kids have imaginary friends. This one thinks he's a reincarnated marine.

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Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 7 2014 3:36 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on FKA Twigs’ Fallon performance, Loretta Lynn’s upcoming records and a new video by Die Antwoord.
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ABQ People's Festival 2014

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 7 2014 12:00 PM ]
Featuring matanza, chile and salsa competitions, a job fair, a kids zone, a motorcycle run/show and more.
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The Daily Word in bin Laden's shooter, Detroit's bankruptcy and brains

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 7 2014 9:11 AM ]
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A judge has delayed the sentencing for friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, due to a question still pending before the US Supreme Court over what is considered “tangible” evidence.

Due to recent marijuana legalization victories in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC, pot proponents are looking toward California to make it legal for recreational use.

After the name of Osama bin Laden's shooter was revealed, other members of SEAL Team Six are speaking out in disagreement over who actually fired the fatal shot.

A judge is expected to rule today on a restructuring plan that could get Detroit out of bankruptcy.

New Zealand has withdrawn its charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd for allegedly trying to “procure a murder.”

A priest in Gallup, N.M., up and left the church, leaving parishioners wondering why he left and if he took any of the church's money with him.

Dr. Kent Kiehl of the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque says that the brains of child killers are “strikingly different” from those of other children.

The city council voted 8-0 last night to approve the Department of Justice's agreement, which gives APD four years to make necessary reforms aimed at their use of excessive force and how they deal with mentally ill people.

Elaine, a 38-year-old chimpanzee, gave birth to twins at the BioPark Zoo this past week!

This little guy was really upset that he couldn't vote.

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Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 31 2014 4:10 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on a new Soundgarden release, Heart’s ode to Foo Fighters and a new Bleachers video.
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The Daily Word in freaky animals, New Mexico schools and Starbucks

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 31 2014 9:19 AM ]
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Police are searching Albuquerque for 10-year-old Alexandra Greenwall of Rio Rancho, who went missing on Wednesday. Contact the authorities if you have any information.

A US Marine and Iraq War veteran in Maryland has been banned from his daughter's school after having a heated argument with the vice principal over his daughter's homework on Islam.

Just a few common-sense tips to keep your kids safe on Halloween.

A woman in the Houston area was sentenced to three years in prison for putting a gun in her son's backpack to get him in trouble.

Starbucks is going to start delivering to select areas in 2015. Looks like that pumpkin spice latte is gonna come to you!

Police in Pennsylvania finally caught Matthew Eric Frein after a 48-day manhunt. Frein is accused of killing a state trooper.

UNM basketball coach Craig Neal has the starting lineup for the team's exhibition game against Western New Mexico.

Police are looking for suspects after a man was shot and killed this morning on Central Avenue. This story is still being updated.

A Legislative Finance Committee report stated that high-poverty schools in New Mexico need better teachers. Not to sound juvenile, but “DUH! That's high-poverty schools everywhere!” I'm done.

A list of freaky lookin' animals to get you squeamish and scared for All Hallows' Eve. Who knows … they may inspire a last-minute costume, no?

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Spook Yourself ... Or Don't: Halloween in ABQ

By Mark Lopez [ Thu Oct 30 2014 9:00 AM ]
Featuring a car show, trick-or-treating, games, food, music, educational activities and more.
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Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 24 2014 1:06 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on new releases by Rancid, Thurston Moore and The Flaming Lips, as well as a new Gwen Stefani video.
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The Daily Word in Ebola, "Breaking Bad" toys and Ferguson PD's violations

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 24 2014 9:16 AM ]
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Dr. Craig Spencer, who's returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea, has tested positive for the virus.

Amnesty International released a report outlining the human rights abuses carried out by Ferguson police during Michael Brown protests.

The White House is in a tizzy over what to do about its fence after several incidents of people getting onto the White House grounds.

If Aaron Paul thinks Barbies are more “damaging” than “Breaking Bad” toys, then you best believe it.

To get folks into the Halloween spirit, Huffington Post has come out with some interesting facts about All Hallows' Eve that you may not have known.

APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez probably won't face criminal charges in the federal system for the fatal shooting of James Boyd.

A man was shot in the head last night near Kit Carson Park. His condition is currently unknown, but this story is still being updated.

In an amazing tribute to a teammate's loss, the Estancia High School JV football team purchased new jerseys with the name of teammate Carlos Parra's late sister on the back. Parra's sister died from a brain tumor.

A lawsuit has been filed against UNM Hospital for failing to protect the medical and mental health records of 13-year-old Roswell shooter Mason Campbell.

A man in Pennsylvania is fighting a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street.

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A Spooky Night at the Museum

By Mark Lopez [ Thu Oct 23 2014 9:00 AM ]
Featuring planetarium shows, live music by Soul Kitchen, a cash bar, night sky viewing from the observatory, cocktails and more.
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