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The Daily Word in methane mystery, machete murder and Mary Jane

By Constance Moss [ Mon Apr 20 2015 11:30 AM ]
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In the Four Corners area, researchers are attempting to locate the mysterious source of a methane "hot spot."

A museum commemorating the figure skating scandal of the 1990s involving Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding has been built by a couple in Brooklyn in their apartment.

The Red Rocker ordered a new car in 2014. The cost: $1.4 Million. He's still waiting for it to be delivered.

In Spain, a substitute teacher was killed and four others wounded after a 13-year-old brought a machete and cross bow to school.

In local news, a driver drove his vehicle through a parking lot, a brick wall, and through the living room of two residents in the Loma Del Norte 'hood. He is under investigation for possible DWI.

Norway is expected to be the first country to do away with FM radio.

A 120-pound woman broke the steak-eating record this weekend.

Dude! It's 420! Don't Bogart that doobie!

Say, man. Gotta joint?

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Taken at Sister Bar

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Favorite bartender or drink: Our biweekly Instagram Photo Contest

By Amelia Olson [ Fri Apr 17 2015 3:43 PM ]
Take a long, cool sip of this week's Instagram Photo Contest winner.

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The Daily Word in WikiLeaks, an angry gorilla and an uptight health clinic

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Apr 17 2015 9:30 AM ]
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The parents of an 8-year-old who died during the Boston Marathon bombing are urging officials against the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

I Wish My Teacher Knew” draws some sad and touching responses from third graders.

Police found five adults who apparently died from a shooting at a Phoenix home after a dispute over the family business.

WikiLeaks put over 170,000 emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment on a searchable web archive.

An Ohio man who apparently trained with a terrorist group in Syria has been accused by federal prosecutors of planning an attack in the United States.

An Albuquerque Metropolitan Detention Center officer has been arrested after being accused of raping an inmate.

A Rio Rancho clinic is turning away patients who've had a cigarette less than 30 minutes before their appointment. Say what?

“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston narrated a video for the series “New Mexico True Stories,” during which he reads from Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. Yeah, you know you wanna watch it.

Lawyer Randi McGinn has been named as the special prosecutor in the murder case against APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for the killing of James Boyd.

Don't piss off this gorilla … obviously.

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The Daily Word in powdered alcohol, baby hippos and how to play songs on your telephone keypad!

By Amelia Olson [ Thu Apr 16 2015 11:03 AM ]
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It's Thursday! My baby kept me up all night and now I'm pretty crabby! Here are some news articles for you since I guess you guys can't find your own damn news!

Some jerky thieves stole veterinarian equipment from a mobile equine veteranarian truck. Help solve the crime!

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is calling for a medical marijuana revolution!

We think Joel White would agree!

Bill Cunninghan attends the Easter Parade on 5th Ave where churchgoers were dressed in "styles from the 17th century" and wearing hats that were "either towering fantastical creations or vintage pieces." Oh, New York! You're so fancy and cool!

Finally, some useful information online. This website gives you the telephone keypad codes to play songs like, You Are My Sunshine, The Itsy Bitsy Spider and much more. Don't act like you're above it.

Six states have already banned powdered alcohol and the creator of the powder is rushing to get it on the shelves in remaining states. Critics are concerned people will snort the powder and that drinks might be spiked easier.

A baby hippo was born at the Albuquerque Zoo two days ago! Hallelujah!

Have a good day, sorry I said that thing about finding your own news. We love you!

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The Daily Word in taxes, divorce, and human head transplants

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Apr 15 2015 11:07 AM ]
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Good morning! It’s April 15, 2015

And it is Tax Day!

The Hugo Awards for science-fiction literature have become yet another cultural battleground as an organization called the “Sad Puppies” attempt to game the system away from rewarding “literary” works and those that portray “minority or victim groups,”

Getting a divorce can give you a heart attack, especially if you’re a woman,

UNM’s student government will be eliminating all gender specific pronouns from their constitution,

A pharmacist at a Georgia Walmart declined to fill a woman’s miscarriage medication because she “couldn’t think of a valid reason why you would need this prescription”

Arkansas police are installing spyware on lawyers’ computers,

And a man with a degenerative disease is “excited” to be first in line for a head transplant.

Have a great day!

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The Daily Word in mountain lions, painting goats and Bigfoot

By Carl Petersen and Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Tue Apr 14 2015 11:38 AM ]
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Headline OTD? “Mountain lion has left crawl space under Los Feliz home

You’ve probably heard of fainting goats, but what about painting goats?

Larry Bob Phillips’ mural puts the R back in Albuquerque.

Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton are running for president in 2016.

Hillary Clinton hasn’t driven a car since 1996.

A woman is pregnant with quadruplets at 65.

Scientists: Evidence of Bigfoot exists.

Tori Spelling was severely burned.

Michael Jackson prank called Russell Crowe for years.

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The Daily Word in barfing in public, Troll Dolls and Mazzy Star!

By Amelia Olson [ Mon Apr 13 2015 2:04 PM ]
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Where the hell did the sun go? If the overcast weather is making you feel murky and bummed out, here is a list of things that will make you feel better.

Mazzy Star's Give You My Lovin'.

Ever barfed unexpectedly in public? This kid did and he promptly sent an apology note to the "barf cleaners."

It'll be sunny tomorrow!

There are a lot of really beautiful, good people in the world.

wikiHow has solved depression. Turns out all we need to do is try things like being optimistic and making more money!

But seriously, if you're struggling right now there are people who care about you!

Sloths only go to the bathroom once a week! Read more weird facts about sloths here!

Basically the only reason Pinterest should exist is to worship Troll Dolls.

Enjoy the rest of your day, it won't be Monday soon.

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The Daily Word in making the elderly comfortable, DOGS and oppressive military policies

By Amelia Olson [ Fri Apr 10 2015 10:26 AM ]
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It's Friday and I'm kind of crabby and kind of excited for the lunch I packed. News is kind of good and kind of horribly depressing.

Live your life!

The military typically discharges transgender troops on medical grounds.

High five to Lovelace Westside Hospital for making their emergency room more comfortable for seniors. The new rooms feature softer lighting, clocks and signs that are easier to read.

A judge was all like “Bye, Felicia”and removed District Attorney Kari Brandenburg from the murder prosecution of two Albuquerque police officers who are accused of killing James Boyd. The judge stated a “conflict of interest.”

A man in Brazil posted an unexpectedly funny and poignant Facebook post and the internet REALLY liked it.

In case you're kinda dumb, here is a page explaining what a dog is.

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The Daily Word in sci-fi, hummus and MDC

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Apr 9 2015 1:56 PM ]
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For Swans and Mos Def fans in Albuquerque, today will be forever be known as Black Thursday—that day when both Michael Gira and Mos Def canceled their respective Burque gigs.

Wanna be in the long-awaited sequel to Independence Day? You're in luck because a) it's filming in Albuquerque and b) they're looking for extras.

Wait—don't eat that hummus!

Please don't trash the Bosque.

The Mayor's Office balks at Bernalillo County's request that the city of Albuquerque resume 50/50 cost-sharing of operating the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Photographer Giorgio Cravero's surreal portraits of fruits and veggies "express the pain and perseverance of nature."

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The Daily Word in DANCE PARTY

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Apr 8 2015 11:33 AM ]
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I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty bummed out after watching that video of the cop shooting the dude in the back.

That’s why I’m taking extraordinary action and declaring that today’s Daily Word will be a special

DANCE

PARTY

EDITION!!!

Dance, doggy!

Dance, twins!

Dance, horse!

Dance, bird!

Dance tweens!

and finally,

DANCE, DUANE, DANCE!

Special secret magic! Play all these videos at once while posting them on your friends' facebook walls, and exactly %.5 of the world's misery will melt away!

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