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The Daily Word in racist fashion police, net neutrality and GIANT black holes!

By Amelia Olson [ Thu Feb 26 2015 11:53 AM ]
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It's Thursday! Not exactly as good as Friday, but still pretty damn good.

The Internet may not be owned by a few corporations soon because Washington seems to be pretty down with net neutrality!

There is a black hole that is 12 billion times larger than the sun and is 900 million years old.

Zendaya Coleman elegantly explained why assuming dreadlocks smell like “patchouli oil” or “weed” is racist and weird. Giuliana Rancic apologizes. The internet gives Coleman a giant high five.

A new proposal would require Lyft and Uber drivers to provide insurance and undergo extensive background checks.

Surveys conclude that over half of all farm workers in America lack “legitimate documents” and therefore have no legal rights or protection.

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The Daily Word in Men's Rights, cryptozoology, PARCC and Tom Joles

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Feb 25 2015 9:03 AM ]
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Good morning, it’s Wednesday, February 25,

and KOB anchorman Tom Joles is having a time-out after a rumored physical altercation with one of his fellow reporters,

it turns out that even beatniks can be beautiful,

a GQ reporter visited a “Men’s Rights” conference and found out that those guys are kind of a bunch of assholes,

2 million cars in the US are outfitted with remote-shut-off technology that can, and has been, hacked,

aiming laser pointers at police helicopters remains a great way to get arrested, even if you say you're sorry,

students and parents continue to protest an upcoming standardized test,

and a local researcher says the uptick in chupacabra sightings is due in part to global warming.

Have a great day!

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The Daily Word in alien license plates, the religion of Cher and gerbils causing the plague

By Amelia Olson [ Tue Feb 24 2015 10:35 AM ]
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It's Tuesday and the sun is shining here in Albuquerque. JK! It's freezing.

It’s snowing! It’s snowing! CLOSE ALL THE SCHOOLS! CANCEL WORK!

You’re chewing too loud! Apparently there is a name for the feeling of rage you experience when the person next to you is breathing too loud.

Rats are not to blame for the Black Death! A new study suggests gerbils are the actual culprits in the “second plague pandemic.”

Feeding your baby peanut butter might prevent her from serious nut allergies in the future. Peanut butter for the win! PS. Don’t try this at home.

Cher calls out Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson for vetoing a bill that would allow for more LGBT anti-discrimination laws. Like we needed any more reasons to worship Cher.

New Mexico wants to offer license plates that have anything from aliens to horned lizards on them. Duh. Let them do it.

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The Daily Word in monster trucks, gold statuettes, and the end of human civilization

By Constance Moss & Carl Petersen [ Mon Feb 23 2015 12:56 PM ]
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With the help of skilled drivers, a few dozen homosapiens on the West coast of North America transported small metal statuettes back to their lavish dwellings in elongated automobiles.

Why was Joan Rivers left out of the 'In Memorium' montage of The Oscars?

How do they pick the Oscar Winners?

11 students at Wesleyan were hospitalized after overdosing on MDMA, also known as 'Molly.'

A driver crashed into an electrical pole that knocked out the power to Tingley Coliseum right before the Monster Truck Jam. The intentional crashes of the spectacle were unaffected.

Why were these weird food patents unsuccessful?

The already questionable reputation of Downtown Albuquerque is being tarnished by late-night brawls.

Poor little spaceport.

If anyone knows what will destroy human civilization, it’s Stephen Hawking.

Are You More Like Jennifer Lawrence Or Emma Stone? Take the quiz!

Peter Fonda turns 75 today!

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The Daily Word in Oscar Sunday, marriage licenses and New Mexico killers

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 20 2015 9:35 AM ]
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The Oscars are on Sunday, y'all! The New York Times has the Oscar predictions here.

Holy crap! It's a real sharknado! Kinda ...

Two Detroit parents who reported their son missing while holding him captive in their basement have been charged with torture.

After a lesbian couple was granted a marriage license in Travis County, Texas, the state's attorney general is rushing to have their marriage declared “void” and “invalid.”

Basically: If you don't want a parking ticket, don't park on Central Avenue.

Silver City parents are outraged at the fact that the school ran out of lunches for the kids for the second time this year.

Hear some of the “bizarre” stories of New Mexico's most notorious female killers.

After being suspended for makin' whoopee with some of his patients, Dr. Christopher Driskill is being allowed to go back to work.

Ewwww ... that's a lot of poop on that road.

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The Daily Word in disappearing writers, road rage and superbugs

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Feb 19 2015 2:04 PM ]
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Barbara Follett began writing novels when she was 8 years old. Alfred A. Knopf published The House Without Windows when she was still in puberty, and she disappeared forever at 25. Aren't you glad you're not that successful? Who knows what might happen?

The suspect in last week's Las Vegas road rage killing is in a standoff with police.

A Los Angeles hospital may have exposed 179 patients to a drug-resistant bacterial "superbug."

The Albuquerque City Council orders a halt in Bosque construction.

The New Mexico Senate passed a bill that will put the futuristic Spaceport hangar up for sale.

Happy birthday, Michael Gira, Justine Bateman, Benicio del Toro and Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory and his twin brother (and my friend) Ben Bell.

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The Daily Word In Throwing Yourself Out Of Windows, Geniuses and Niagara Falls Is Frozen

By Amelia Olson [ Wed Feb 18 2015 11:59 AM ]
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It's Wednesday, it's sunny and the world is a strange place.

Two Bernalillo county commissioners are allegedly backing away slowly from a tax proposal to raise $42 million dollars, half of which would be used for mental health services.

It’s only going to get hotter in New York, according to this recent report.

A Rio Rancho woman, her infant son and her nephew all went missing Tuesday night.

Gun rights activists claim that allowing students to carry weapons on campus will help reduce sexual assaults.

If you’re visiting Niagara Falls right now, it looks like a different planet, thanks to heavy snowfall and ice.

Hey, kehd, quit jumpin’ ouddaya windows into snowbanks! The Mayor of Boston politely asks residents to stop leaping out of their windows and decks into snowbanks, because it’s “a foolish thing to do and you could kill yourself.”

A man leaving a Karaoke bar was mugged, suffered a severe concussion and became a genius. No, seriously.

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The Daily Word in bulldozing the Bosque, movie moms and R. Crumb

By Lisa Barrow and Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Tue Feb 17 2015 4:37 PM ]
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Want to rally Wednesday afternoon to halt construction in the Bosque?

Balance out those avocados with some spicy chile. Capsaicin "appears to prevent weight gain in mice that are fed a high-fat diet."

Why do prosecutors always get their way?

Alibi writer Genevieve Mueller noticed something strange about movie moms.

The younger Bush can't escape the legacy of his older, poodle-painting brother.

Are insurance companies rewriting Hurricane Sandy damage reports to save money?

Avail yourself of R. Crumb's regimen for staying sane.

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The Daily Word in weather control, x-ray vision, high school detention, and falling beautifully

By Constance Moss & Carl Petersen [ Mon Feb 16 2015 12:25 PM ]
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ISIS chopped more heads and threatened to conquer Rome for some reason.

Weaponized weather control is a possibility and a concern.

Party down at Studio 54.

Earth’s oldest living people share their secrets of longevity.

Don’t wear one of these gun t-shirts in Albuquerque, is my advice.

Scientists have discovered how to see through walls.

Who is box office champ of all SNL stars?

As the flick turns 30, here are 15 things you didn’t know about The Breakfast Club.

Interplanetary reality show set to launch: If you need me, I'll be on Mars.

Does the thought of having to live without Fido someday tear you apart inside? You can now custom order a stuffed animal that looks exactly like your pet.

Russian girls gone wild, and it's not pretty.

This pretty model bit it twice on the cat walk and kept on smiling. Happy Birthday, Agyness Deyn!

Wish you were here: Postcards from lands far, far away.

Boldly going where no man has gone before; every child’s favorite bibliophile turns 58 today. Live long and prosper, LeVar Burton!

Here's a clip of Jimmy Fallon as Jim Morrison, performing the theme song of Reading Rainbow.

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The Daily Word in racial bias, gay marriage and Friday the 13th

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 13 2015 9:09 AM ]
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Sissy, a miniature schnauzer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, walked 20 blocks to be with her owner, who is recovering from cancer surgery at a nearby hospital. That's love, man.

More counties in Alabama are allowing gay marriage licenses after a federal ruling struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

On the other end of the spectrum, Oklahoma representatives voted to advance a bill that would provide immunity to clergy members who refuse to perform same-sex weddings.

Noted New York Times columnist David Carr passed away yesterday. He was 58.

FBI Director James Comey gave a talk on Thursday at Georgetown University, addressing “hard truths” police face concerning racial bias.

Oh no! They're bulldozing the Bosque, people! Head there with the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter on Sunday at 3pm to survey the damage.

A group of high school kids are trying to help the homeless by making job kits.

It's Friday the 13th, y'all! And KOAT has compiled a list of strange events that have occurred on this day throughout history.

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