Middle East


V.25 No.24 | 06/16/2016

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The Daily Word in poverty, gravitational waves and messing with scammers

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This is how to combat extremists in the Islamic State.

An MDC prisoner escaped from a transport van in Downtown.

Black holes and gravitational waves, dude.

The Dog Head Fire is now 61% contained.

Today in history.

This dude is messing with the minds of email scammers.

He even got this scammer to write in code!

And he attempted to get a free toaster out of the scam.

On top of sickening athletes with filthy water, here's another reason why the Rio 2016 Olympics are bad news.

About one in seven people in America is living in poverty.

V.24 No.24 | 6/11/2015

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The Daily Word in tiny frogs, fossil fuels and Mickey Rourke’s new face

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Some very tiny frogs were discovered.

The fossil fuel industry's new campaign to mislead the public may be bordering on racketeering.

Facebook won't leave this Taos man alone, prompting him to sue the company.

ISIS has cut off the water supply to loyalist Iraqi towns.

Check out Mickey Rourke's newest face.

Ice Cube and Dr. Dre are also under attack in Suge Knight’s murder trial.

A shifting gravitational field is causing Pluto's moons to wobble chaotically.

Stephen Hawking is open to assisted suicide.

Ever wondered where the various " Keep Calm" slogans originated from?

Sexpert Dr. Ruth Westheimer turns 87 today!

V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
Naomi Shihab Nye wanders to town this weekend.
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Poetry News

Free Verse

Renowned “wandering poet” Naomi Shihab Nye comes to Duke City for a free reading and discussion as part of the NM Humanities Council’s annual convocation.
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V.21 No.16 |

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The Daily Word in deep breathing, P.R. problems and losing your appetite

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The American Lung Association says Santa Fe is the safest place to breathe.

Foothills area command chief reprimanded after sending an email blaming APD officer-involved shootings on schools, parents, the court system and victims, among others.

Top Pentagon leadership demands major shake-up over anti-Islam military training materials.

Bahrain hires a professed Saddam Hussein admirer to help repair its latest image problems.

Arguments begin today before the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of Arizona’s S.B. 1070, enacted to root out illegal immigrants in the state. Mitt Romney may be among the people eager to avoid the issue.

Newt Gingrich says he's willing to “be honest about what’s happening in the real world.” (Pundits predict he’ll be out of the G.O.P primary race by this time next week.)

Another sign the general election is in full swing: the president guest stars on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Opposition to broadly-worded surveillance legislation gains momentum.

The U.S.D.A. would like to offer its assurance that only cows need to be worried about the latest case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

Suuuure, lady, you may look content as you sip a beer and read a book, spooning up your minestrone all by yourself. We know that you’re really just doing a good job of masking your humiliation and sorrow.

Videogame editor declares the work of cutting-edge noodle designer “stunning.”

Customers in the Middle East will be the first to enjoy the “chicken gem”- and “special sauce”-riddled results of Pizza Hut’s crust-stuffing craze.

Speaking of gems, notorious media mogul Rupert Murdoch was full of them this morning as he testified in British court.

New Ikea camera has added benefit of being easy to smash by younger consumers who don’t know what a viewfinder is.

V.20 No.33 |

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Daily Word: 8.19.11-Balloon Records, Syrian Casualties and Immigration Policy

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If you love balloons, this might make you mad. France surpassed one of Albuquerque's ballooning records.

Thirteenth arrest made in News of the World scandal—an L.A.-based celebrity journalist.

David Letterman receives death threat from online jihadist.

New policy might mean fewer deportations of illegal immigrants who pose no threat and don't commit crimes.

Suicide attack kills eight at British council in Kabul.

New people's movement in India, led by Gandhi-esque social activist, meant to stop corruption.

xkcd illustrates the best workout.

New study supports the idea that not getting enough sleep can really mess you up.

A comedy about dealing with cancer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Plus, he needs your story contributions for a cool project.

With 15 more civilian casualties, the UN says Syrian government may be guilty of crimes against humanity.

V.20 No.18 | 5/5/2011

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Crackdown in Syria

Dara’a, the central city in the Syrian protests, was the focus of a crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad. "They are arresting all males above 15 years," said a Syrian lawyer from Dara’a. Seventy people have been killed since Friday, according to human rights organizations, and thousands have been arrested. The government is gearing up for another round of protests with extra buses to carry those who may be arrested. Demonstrations are likely on Friday, May 6, the Islamic day of general peace,

Even with arrests in full swing, the protesters cling to their purpose—democracy. The military was told to quell the protests with whatever means necessary, but according to a military source, some soldiers are resisting.

Organizations around the world have condemned the actions of al-Assad, including UK Prime Minister David Cameron and President Obama. Many foreign embassies in the Syrian capital, Damascus, have been emptied, and the United States has blocked the assets of many top officials. Even Hamas, which is based in Syria, is at odds with the Syrian government.

V.20 No.16 |

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The Daily Word: Coke plane, Gitmo papers, sitting

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Awkward Family Photos celebrate Easter.

A coke plane crashed into Lake Heron.

Secret Guantanamo files reveal many prisoners have been held captive for years with little evidence.

Why is KOAT doing these mugshots?

Lots of ABQ kids skipped school on Good Friday.

Science tries to understand meditation by scanning the brains of Tibetan Buddhist monks.

People in the Middle East are angry that the U.S. response to violence against peaceful protesters varies by country.

Some women don't want to be FLOTUS.

Poll shows Republicans aren't stoked about their 2012 presidential options thus far.

Paperwork backup means DWIs are being dismissed.

Sitting all day might kill you—even if you exercise.

DCF's Sunday poem recalls the Kelly Ashner used car commercials.

The yeti is an unseen guardian angel.

Happy birthday, Hank Azaria.

V.20 No.8 | 2/24/2011

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The Daily Word starring Banksy, Thom Yorke and Bryan Cranston.

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Here’s a handy guide to Middle East protests.

Will Zimbabwe sell uranium to Iran?

Bob Dylan's Free Wheelin' girlfriend died.

Whippersnappers say no to the new sexiness.

In other news, a 23-year-old grandma looks like a grandma.

A bad lady was a mean to dogs.

Watch Thom Yorke kill Justin Bieber.

Alibi's Ben Radford reports on North American Lake Monsters.

Blair River, spokesperson for the Heart Attack Grill, died of pneumonia.

Banksy bailed out some artistic Russian hooligans.

It's life, Jim, but not as we know it. NASA found fossilized bacteria on a meteorite.

Quick. Somebody buy me a Dune coloring book.

I love e-books. Andy Rooney hates e-books.

China wins top honors in 700-year-old Chinese mummy preservation.

On the other hand, China's mega-mall is kind of like downtown Albuquerque.

National Geographic built the house from Up!

I don’t remember any of these weird wrestlers.

Godfather's Pizza guy for president.

Listen to the new smooth jazz Metallica.

My new burial plans involve being shattered like a frozen liquid Terminator.

Kidnappers cut off Samantha Hernandez’ finger.

Heather Wilson is probably going to run for Senate.

The arts board wants to protect Albuquerque’s Ghost Bikes.

Read more Albuquerque stories from Adelita over at DCF.

Happy birthay Bryan Cranston.

Thanks to Tom Nayder, Robert Masterson and Geoffrey Anjou for some of today’s fine news stories.

V.20 No.9 |

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The Daily Word: Roundhouse, APD $$$, plastics release estrogen?

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Libyan rebels won the oil port yesterday, but Qaddafi launched an airstrike this morning. Civil war could be around the corner.

Prime minister appointed by Mubarak quits; protesters plan Friday demonstrations about unmet demands.

Rio Rancho father of a fallen soldier reacts to the Supreme Court ruling that allows people to picket funerals. A Kansas-based church protested outside his son's funeral years ago.

APS superintendent and governor spar over budget.

Serious procedural throwdown in the House over driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants late last night.

A bill to limit state film $$$ made it out of the House.

Some APD officers make more than the mayor by doubling their salaries with overtime.

Someone called a Gallup jail pretending to represent the sheriff and got an accused murderer out of jail.

Lasers can be tractor beams.

Idaho: The caviar state.

EPA studies edited by the oil and gas industry through political pressure.

Most plastics release chemicals that are like estrogen, according to a study.

Nano spy-cam hummingbird.

V.20 No.9 | 3/3/2011

From the Foxhole

Having It Both Ways

We go before the world and prosecute a peremptory war on terrorism, daring our neighbors to find fault with our actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. And yet we stand idly by while the Khalifa in Bahrain, our political friend, terrorizes its people with bullets supplied by our own arsenals. It is terrorism when a government beats and shoots its own people, scatters them in bloody shrieking masses through the city streets with volleys of gunfire. They have merely asserted what all free people assume as a right—the right to free assembly. How does this terrorism not incite our fury?
V.18 No.44 | 10/29/2009

Thin Line

Taliban on the Payroll

When the United States pays off its enemies, American media outlets barely notice. When its foreign allies do so, reporters can’t wait to bite into the controversy.

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