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The Daily Word in bad doctors, accidental shootings and America's talent

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Dr. Christopher S. Driskill, an OB-Gyn who is to be the next president the New Mexico Medical Society, had his license suspended over claims that he drank and had sex with patients while on the job.

A section of the lower NE Heights is once again known as the "Mile-Hi District".

The Foo Fighters will stop in Albuquerque next year. I wanna meet Dave Grohl.

The Denny's across from UNM, a semi-frequent location on the teevee show Breaking Bad is moving to a new building in the Southeast Heights.

A local teenager was accidentally killed with a stolen gun.

State Auditor Hector Balderas released a written review that was very critical of the Bernalillo County Treasurer's Office. Balderas is deeply concerned that "public officials who are entrusted with the investment of public funds violated their fiduciary duties."

A so-far unindicted Detective Keith Sandy is retiring.

Molina Healthcare is moving some of its operations (and 650 employees) into the CenturyLink Building in downtown Burque.

Albuquerque wants to be the "most entrepreneur-friendly city in the nation" says Victor Hwang over at Forbes.

"America's Got Talent" producer Justin Heath will be in the Duke City come January to audition potential contestants.

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The Daily Word in how not to get raped by Bill Cosby

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Good morning, it's Wednesday, November 19,

and the ladies of New Mexico continue to make less money than the men of New Mexico,

the detective who joked about shooting James Boyd right before he actually shot James Boyd is retiring from the force. It is unknown whether or not he is the same officer who shouted “Booyah!” after pulling the trigger,

researchers are studying the last election to determine how much impact voter ID laws had on turnout

and it turns out that Barbie is a terrible computer engineer. Luckily, she has boys to help her.

Meanwhile, much like pudding pop commercials in the ‘80s, the rape allegations against Bill Cosby keep on coming!

But this CNN host has some helpful tips on how to avoid being raped by Bill Cosby. Listen up ladies!

and Netflix has decided that now might not be the best time to air their Bill Cosby comedy special.

Have a great day!

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The Daily Word in reforming the NSA, the demise of America's small-town local police and removing a large tumor from a little boy

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The little Mexican boy with a huge tumor is finally going to have it removed in New Mexico.

Chaco Canyon is among a number of National Parks set to increase visitor's fees.

A schoolteacher and her boyfriend are missing after the small plane they were flying went down somewhere in the San Juan National Forest.

What do Whole Foods employees really think about their employer?

Here we go with the Keystone pipeline again.

Westminster, Massachusetts may become a completely tobacco-free town.

1950's FATE magazine cover art gallery is rad.

Various plaintiffs v. various defendants.

America is losing it's small-town police forces.

Will Congress really reform the NSA?

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The Daily Word in kissing, assisted suicide, Facebook, dementia and bike tricks.

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Leave it to Web MD to take the fun out of kissing.

The international movement to legalize assisted suicide has pissed off the Pope.

The Hollywood Film Awards get interesting with the help of Johnny Depp and Kristen Stewart.

Here's what 200 calories looks like.

Facebook is making a Facebook for your job in addition to the current one for bitching about your job.

There's a town for people who can't remember.

The president of Turkey contends Muslims discovered America.

An old-timey lady did your bike tricks first.

The Poop Boat: exciting and new.

You may want to think twice before taking that elephant ride on your next vacation.

Miss Honduras has gone missing just days before the Miss World pageant.

If you’re up late, don’t forget to bundle up and check out tonight’s meteor shower.

Thanks for the links, Geoff Plant and Sarah Bonneau!

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The Daily Word in immigration, bombs and a reincarnated marine

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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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The Daily Word in snowin', poppin' and smokin'

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The weather here is cold, and it may snow.

An Albuquerque app developer wants to hip you to “What’s Poppin."

The DOJ complaint against APD was assigned to U.S. District Judge Robert C. Brack.

A Sandia Labs management team misused federal funds to influence government leaders, says the Department of Energy’s Inspector General.

For Burque’s National Institute of Flamenco, there is life after the fire.

Gregg Scruggs discusses new urbanism and mass transit in “this Sun Belt city of 550,000” over at Next City.

Dogs can test their agility at a new city park.

UNM distinguished prof Vince Calhoun and 100 local volunteers contributed important research on the effects of long-term marijuana use on the brain.

Albuquerque resident Ravil Sidtikov caught a rainbow trout near Pilar; it was nearly 21 inches in length. [via August March]

Burque '90s rocanrol legend The Drags has an official Facebook page. Like the hell out of it, okay?

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The Daily Word in Bill Cosby, cops taking people's stuff, and rocket-powered Frenchmen

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A Las Cruces city attorney offered tips on how police departments can make more money: Just take people’s stuff, even if they’re not guilty of a crime. “It’s a gold mine!” he said. “We could be like Czars!”

One of the controversial and soon-to-be-dissolved Mars Hill Church’s leaders will soon be holding services in Albuquerque.

The Russians are watching you masturbate.

People don’t want to watch a man get eten by a snake.

Noted comedian and possible rapist Bill Cosby just discovered that a lot of people think he’s probably a rapist.

And behold! The world’s fastest bicycle-mounted Frenchman!

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The Daily Word in Homeless Veterans, landing a spacecraft on a comet and the Russians are coming

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A controversial New Mexico coyote hunt is on for the third year.

The National Institute of Flamenco is being sued by their former landlord over the fire that gutted their space.

Two Grey Wolves were found dead in New Mexico.

Were pulp characters Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade based on a real life black private detective?

Veterans Day and homelessness.

A eulogy for Car Talk's Tom Magliozzi by his eldest daughter.

A large Russian news agency is expanding to the west.

Rick Springfield's ass is going back on trial.

600 Indian women sterilized in a matter of hours leads to deaths.

European Space Agency about to land a spacecraft on a comet.

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The Daily Word in a virus that makes you dumb, horned helmets and crock pot lids.

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Researchers have identified a virus that makes people stupid. Er.

Snow in Minneapolis is already screwing up the morning commute and canceling flights.

Most kids don’t even have a TV anymore.

I broke the lid to our crock pot last night. It smashed in pieces all over the floor like a windshield.

Here’s more support for the theory the Vincent Van Gogh was murdered.

There are lots of dumb ways to die.

Here’s a lovely chart of Common MythConceptions supporting my claim that a 19th-century production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle is responsible for the idea that vikings wore horned helmets.

A woman was dead for 45 minutes, then revived without brain damage.

Iraqi officials claim the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was wounded in an airstrike.

The internet has a new mug shot handsome guy.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd parties like a rock star and prostitution is legal in New Zealand.

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan flipped out and attacked people on an airplane like a zoh-hom-beh.

A cold front is going to hit New Mexico tonight.

A man threatening to jump off the San Mateo overpass shut down I-40 yesterday. I got stuck in it and saw him—he was on the lowest ledge, which didn’t seem all that high.

Right before that, I got stuck in traffic created by a standoff with an armed suspect at the Luxury Inn on Central.

Happy birthday, Neil Gaiman.

(Special thanks for links from Sarah Bonneau, Susan Petersen and Stefanie Enochs.)

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The Daily Word in bin Laden's shooter, Detroit's bankruptcy and brains

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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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