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The Daily Word in engine snakes, LeBron's choice and 7/10

Police are looking for 10-year-old Joseph Carlos Rivera, who went missing yesterday in Santa Fe.

Former New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman calls for reforms after a Vietnam vet died at the VA hospital while waiting for an ambulance to take him around the building.

Wanna celebrate 7/10 with some hash oil?

If I found a 9-foot boa constrictor in my engine, I'd die right then and there. No joke.

Another county clerk in Colorado is gearing up to issue same sex marriage licenses, even though it's banned in the state.

Find out what various religious factions think of President Barack Obama.

A teenager whose family was massacred in Texas found the strength, despite being wounded, to save her grandparents by calling 911.

Everyone's waiting on LeBron James to make a decision.

A Mississippi child who was thought to be cured of H.I.V. has started showing symptoms.

A cancer patient who is recovering from chemotherapy and radiation found God in her hair.

V.23 No.27 | 7/3/2014

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
From Colorado to Alaska, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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The Daily Word in Flight 370, Flight 370 and more Flight 370

Rio Rancho High School newspaper offends "white girls".

New Mexico town of Bloomfield being sued over Ten Commandments monument.

Workers are preparing to go into the WIPP site and they are being very careful.

Colorado pulled down 2 million dollars in tax revenue from weed sales in January. Missouri likes the sound of that.

It's official: "Frozen" is gay.

Some alternative explanations for the disappearance of Flight 370.

Flight 370 may have changed course and remained in flight for an hour after "disappearing".

The two mystery men aboard Flight 370 were Iranian asylum seekers.

Fracking in Ohio caused a couple earthquakes.

Current Jeopardy! prodigy Arthur Chu has an unusual strategy that is pissing people off.

1969 TV show seems like a precursor to Lost. The pilot was written by Rod Serling.

Ballsy (and possibly hilarious) criminal defense attorney commercial.

President Obama was on Between Two Ferns.

Garfield without the thought bubbles.

Photo-bombing ass cracks at a Magic: The Gathering tournament.

Meat across America.

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The Daily Word in funny drug news and other things.

Did Flight MH370 disintigrate in midair?

A smoldering body was found in San Diego.

A Decatur woman with Alzheimer’s was living with her husband’s dead body for a month.

In Greeley, stoners can’t get haircuts at Hugo’s Barber Shop. LSD is probably okay, though.

There was an election and everyone voted for Kim Jong Un. Dennis Rodman won’t go visit him again, though.

Hipsters like obscure bands, then stop liking them when they achieve commercial success.

Mercury, the cat with no arms, amuses humans by walking upright.

Drug users are reportedly being extorted by people posing as DEA agents. Drug users who are approached by these fake agents should, um, contact the DEA immediately.

An Albuquerque man is in custody after police learned he had been holding his wife hostage in their home for the past four days. The wife escaped and called police from a neighbor’s house when the man went to get cigarettes. The man then hid from police in his mother’s house. Drugs may have been involved.

Tesla’s new battery factory might be in New Mexico. Deja vu.

Happy birthday, Chuck Norris.

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The Daily Word in Amanda Knox, a car theft ring and those poor penguins

The penguin population in Punta Tombo is dropping due to climate change.

A Catholic Diocese in Montana is filing for bankruptcy protection in the wake of proposed settlements for lawsuits claiming the clergy sexually abused hundreds of people over a period of decades.

Amanda Knox ain't gonna “go willingly.”

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of being responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.

Police may have cracked one of the biggest auto theft rings in Albuquerque history.

Russell Glanton has been accused of touching a girl inappropriately; the gymnastics community is left flabbergasted.

Is Colorado trying to horn in on the green chile?

The Department of Corrections is reviewing its options concerning men behind bars being able to marry and father children while being locked up.

A Pizza Hut employee was arrested for spitting on a cop's pizza pie. Revenge never tasted so yucky.

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The Daily Word in drones, reefer stores, hematomas and how the NSA controls your iPhone

Here's a list of local holiday closures to help you figure out when to put out your trash and stuff.

The Rio Grande is bone-dry in southern New Mexico.

Santa Fe's plastic bag ban takes effect February 27th 2014.

The Johnny Tapia film is coming soon.

NSA has 100% access to your iPhone. Messages, contacts—and they can remotely turn it into a listening device. Not cool.

Ariel Castro's neighbor was a murder-raping pig and he is going to jail.

Michael Schumacher is getting relatively better after his terrible skiing accident.

There is now a better cardboard box, people.

Cab Calloway's lexicon of hip will make you the life of the party before you cop a final.

Weed stores will open their doors in Denver tomorrow.

Dig this totally righteous anti-Nazi Christmas card from 1943.

You will need this guide to identifying and hiding from drones.

Buy Chuck Norris' house.

A tanker train exploded in North Dakota.

"The octopus-man would make a fine policeman or soldier ...."

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The Daily Word in New Mexico jobs, Costa Concordia and record-breaking rain

A shooting at Washington Navy Yard broke out this morning, with police reporting that one of three possible shooters was “down,” though reports aren't clear on exactly what that means. Reports also state that at least seven people have been killed, and eight have been injured. This is still a breaking story, so check news sources for more information.

Engineers are attempting to raise the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off the island of Giglio in Italy. The ship, which capsized in January of 2012, killing 32 people, is being watched closely by environmentalists who fear that a toxic spill from the ship could pollute the waters.

Search-and-rescue teams in Colorado are grounded due to heavy clouds in the sky, and more than 1,000 people are still unaccounted for after massive floods in Larimer County and surrounding areas.

New Mexico's health care system is in turmoil as an investigation looks into allegations that 15 of its largest mental health providers defrauded Medicaid of $36 million over the course of three years.

In today's city council meeting, a proposal will be introduced that will make it illegal for Albuquerque's employers to refuse paying the new minimum wage, unless they want to face criminal charges.

The number one issue in New Mexico is jobs.”

Albuquerque's rainfall over the weekend broke a record, y'all.

I think someone in Northampton took Stephen King's IT a little too seriously.

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The Daily Word in Mubarak's potential release, bear maulings and Pistorius' indictment

Egyptian officials are calling for the release of former President Hosni Mubarak from prison, which some say could result in more violence in Egypt.

A study shows that US unemployment rates increased in more than half the states in July, and hiring, which has been steady since January, took a slow decline in July as well.

Oscar Pistorius, Paralympic champion, is being indicted for premeditated murder for the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

This is why I don't go jogging in Michigan, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming … or pretty much anywhere.

I don't care if you raised the prices. We came to see some polar bears!

UNM has incorporated a new system where students can log in online to report crimes they witness on campus. … because phones are so last year.

It's not every day that you pay 25 cents upon receiving a parcel from China. … and then get arrested for it.

Just in case you ever wondered what would happen if you stuck a fork into your meat and two veg, a 70-year-old Australian man has the answer.

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The Daily Word in BP appeals case, Roswell and Google Doodle and superhero villains

BP Lawyer cites "irreparable injustices" in how settlement payments are being handled.

Officials probe why a jet that crash landed in San Francisco was flying too slow before it hit the runway.

Authorities search for 40 missing people after a train blast in Quebec town that killed five.

Michael Allen speaks out in speculation over whether Albuquerque police could have spared his brother, Vincent Wood, who was shot multiple times on Friday night.

Albuquerque remembers Austin Hudson-LaPore.

Google Doodle and Roswell? Oh, we're there!

City planners want to make Central a little snazzier! Neon signs anyone?

First Batman ... and now Spider-Man? I thought superheroes were supposed to fight crime!

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The Daily Word in affirmative action, transgender rights and possible fraud

First the Food Network and now Smithfield! You're making some enemies, Paula!

Affirmative action takes the backseat ...

Berlusconi gets seven years, but will it stick? No pun intended.

Colorado court rules in favor of a transgendered girl who was denied access to the girls' bathroom.

Phillip Garcia found guilty of kidnapping.

Have some mental health providers been mishandling funds? Tsk Tsk Tsk ...

When did they start letting people in Aransas Pass have monkeys? Should I move back to Texas?

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The Daily Word in Obama's pressing conference, stray bullets and a grave-robbing decorator

I hope you got some good notes handy, Mr. President.

Sorry Monsanto, I didn't know these were your beans.

Just in case you want to know what's going on with Dr. Kermit Gosnell ...

Woman struck by stray bullet on Mother's Day "expected to be alright."

Steven Michael Quezada to speak at LULAC convention.

Wow, Brad Tate's got some record there.

Our local K-9's have got some good scent magic going on.

Debra Farinella, I think those deceased people would like their flowers back.

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The Daily Word in the incredible story of the Cleveland hostages, pink dolphins and hairy visors

Reported cases of HIV infection are on the increase on the Navajo Reservation.

Colorado pot legalization involves some new taxes that may not have the support of pro-marijuana groups.

KOAT reports a rash of bike thefts downtown.

Are some of our contemporary English words identical to words from a 15,000 year old "proto-Eurasiatic" Ice Age language?

Kidnapped in Cleveland, hostages for ten years and an instant-classic TV interview.

The United States finally came out and accused China of cyber-espionage.

The pink dolphins of Hong Kong are dying.

I bet Bill Richardson could get Led Zeppelin back together.

The ABBA museum in Stockholm is now open!

This article explains the origins the conservative Islamist movement in Bangladesh.

There's only enough room in this world for one manufacturer of "visors with simulated hair," AKA hairy-hats.

On this day in 1980, Yugoslavian dictator Josip Tito was buried.

Election

Colorado legalized weed

"We have a lot to celebrate tonight," says Judge Jim Gray, Gary Johnson's presidential running mate.

Ending the drug war was part of the Libertarian platform this year. And Colorado has voted in favor of the sale of marijuana for recreational use.

V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012

Get Out!

Springs Fling

A relaxed, all-season Colorado destination

By Elizabeth W. Hughes
Travel writer Elizabeth W. Hughes heads north for camping and a float race down a river.

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