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The Daily Word a football camel's death, NSA's data and a photographing poser

President Obama says he will “end the National Security Agency’s ability to store phone data collected from millions of Americans.” Sure …

A 4-year-old girl in Detroit accidentally shot and killed her 4-year old cousin.

In case you haven't heard, the 2014 Academy Award nominations are out!

A voting law in Pennsylvania that would require people to show photo ID's at the polls was struck down.

ABQ police are on the lookout for man claiming to be a UNM photography student who takes photos of girls.

Congress has cut funding for horse slaughter operations by passing a $1.1 trillion budget bill that prohibits the Department of Agriculture from spending money on inspectors for equine facilities.

In the aftermath of Tuesday's Berrendo Middle School shooting in Roswell, N.M., police are looking at suspect Mason Campbell's Instagram page to see if it bears any relevance.

Elias Montoya, a New Mexico State Police officer who was fired for opening fire on a minivan full of kids in Taos, gives his side of the story.

Princess, a football-predicting camel, dies weeks ahead of Super Bowl. RIP.

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The Daily Word in New Mexico pot, Aiken for Congress and brutal punishment

A stranded research vessel in Antarctica makes people question whether it's safe for tourists to venture to the icy continent.

A report says that Jang Song Thaek of North Korea (and five of his associates) were fed to starving dogs.

The Justice Department disagrees with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's contraception opposition for religious-based organizations in regards to the Affordable Care Act.

Remember Clay Aiken? Me neither. But apparently he wants to run for Congress.

A man was struck and killed by a vehicle this morning while trying to cross Montgomery Boulevard.

Move over Colorado. New Mexico may be next.

APD says that 9-year-old Omaree Varela (who was killed by his mother) had reported being abused to school officials a year before his death.

While same-sex marriage is now legal in New Mexico, it's still considered unlawful in Navajo Nation.

Naughty America wants your unused gift cards!

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The Daily Word in Dayton's immigrants, the mayoral election and randy tarantulas

While the government shutdown still looms, Congress is questioning whether the debt ceiling will be increased and ponders the likelihood of a default.

Al Qaeda fugitive Abu Anas al-Libi was captured in Libya over the weekend and is being held on the U.S.S. San Antonio in the Mediterranean Sea before being taken to New York to be prosecuted.

“World's first flexible OLED [organic light-emitting diode] panel for smartphones"? LG corners the market on curved screens and such.

Dayton, Ohio sees improvements in its economy by lending help to people immigrating to the US.

After an anti-abortion group was accused of picketing a doctor's house in Bernalillo County, the county commissioners are looking into an anti-picketing ordinance to prevent this from happening again.

Jerry Chavez is accused of stabbing his estranged wife to death while his two boys, ages 6 and 12, witnessed the crime. Though his friends have stated that he is a good, Christian man and “would never kill anyone.”

With the mayoral election happening tomorrow, the question remains: Will there be a runoff?

Who knew tarantulas really like to get it on?

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The Daily Word in hot schools in the Midwest, California's Rim Fire and lava lamps

Congress and the White House are still trying to decide whether or not to launch a limited military strike against Syria for using chemical weapons on civilians last month.

One-year-old Antiq Hennis was shot in the head and killed Sunday night in Brooklyn, NY. According to sources, the bullet was meant for this father, Anthony Hennis.

For those who are taking a break this Labor Day and reading Fifty Shades of Grey, the two main stars of the movie adaptation were announced.

California's Rim Fire is still raging, and many fear for the lives of the cattle that graze those lands.

It's getting hot in here, so can I please go home?

The search still continues for missing firefighter, Token Adams, who went missing on Friday afternoon when he failed to report to his crew at a “pre-planned meeting point” when responding to a fire in the Jemez.

Five people (including two children and a pregnant woman) died this Labor Day weekend in car crashes around the state.

Hey Londoners, go get you some lava lamps. They turn 50 tomorrow!

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The Daily Word in Golden Globes, inflatable ISS, TNG bloopers

Bloomberg calls for universal background checks for firearms sales.

Golden Globes winners. Also, some important celebrity tweets from the night.

Attempted robbery turned shooting in Kmart parking lot off of Carlisle.

NASA to build an $17.8 million inflatable extension to the ISS.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation" season 2 gag reel.

KOAT presents a slideshow of things people hate more than Congress.

Woman in Louisiana arrested for stalking herself.

News teams in southern California complain about the "cold" weather.

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Obama ups the ante on immigration reform

He’s all: Congress, I’ll see your “failure to fix a broken system” and raise you one “executive order that resembles the Dream Act.” Some op-ed writers are seeing the move as a challenge to the GOP.

This morning, President Obama announced a policyeffective todaythat will protect people from deportation who came to the States as kids. The executive order applies to folks who are under 30, got here before they turned 16 and have lived in the country for more than five years. Immigrants also must have finished high school, and be in college or the military. A criminal record disqualifies you.

I wonder how the news will affect a student we wrote about in 2010, who was slated to graduate a couple weeks ago from a graduate program at UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning. She came to the U.S. when she was 7.

Or Ramon Eduardo Dorado Mendoza, who was stopped by Albuquerque airport police for speeding in 2010 when he was driving down I-25 near the Lead and Coal exit. He was escorted to the border, along with his father, and separated from his mom and sister. Mendoza had been in the country since he was 4. He had no criminal history.

Folks say Obama’s move was calculated to garner Hispanic votes around the country. Mitt Romney advocates “self-deportation,” which even Gov. Susana Martinez doesn’t like. Romney hasn’t yet responded to the president’s executive order.

The Obama administration has been criticized for holding the record for deportations, though, the president says, those numbers may be deceptive.

Obama is scheduled to speak about the announcement in the Rose Garden today. There’s a live feed here.

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Congressman Luján ditches SOPA

Rep. Luján
Rep. Luján

Last week, I tracked down comment from New Mexico’s representatives and senators on the Stop Online Piracy Act and its twin, the Protect IP Act.

Rep. Ben Ray Luján, who represents Santa Fe and northern New Mexico, was signed on as a cosponsor of SOPA. A few minutes ago, his spokesperson Andrew Stoddard sent word that Luján was no longer supporting the measure:

Online piracy is a serious issue that hurts our economy and costs us jobs in New Mexico. Counterfeit medication and contaminated drugs that are sold online endanger the health of Americans. It is clear that steps need to be taken to combat online piracy, but after further review, I have decided that I can no longer support SOPA in its current form. Over the past few weeks, I have heard from many of my constituents who agree that piracy is an issue that must be addressed yet have serious concerns with provisions in this bill. After listening to them and talking with folks in the district over the weekend, I took another hard look at the bill. While we need to take steps to address online piracy, we must also protect the unique qualities of the Internet.

WWW

Thousands of websites to protest SOPA tomorrow

The good kind of sopa. Let us not allow this other suspect SOPA to tarnish its good name.
The good kind of sopa. Let us not allow this other suspect SOPA to tarnish its good name.

You’ve probably heard that Wikipedia, Reddit, Boing Boing, Mozilla, TwitPic, WordPress and others will go dark tomorrow. Politico estimates about 7,000 sites will participate in the blackout.

Google will put a button on its homepage directing users to information about Stop Online Piracy Act, the bill these Internet giants are protesting.

The BBC broke down the controversy for us.

Here’s an explanation of how SOPA and its Senate twin PIPA could affect you.

News Year

The Daily Word in New Years resolutions

11 things to expect in the future.

Turns out God is a woman and she just stabbed her son with a screwdriver.

Americans are getting poorer, unless you're a congressman in which case you're probably a MILLIONAIRE.

I hope there's a giant at my funeral.

Photo gallery of deserted London Christmas morning.

I love the sea dwelling cone snail, their venom can get you high and they eat things alive with utmost decorum.

Whale sperm is not the reason the world's oceans are salty.

German insurance firm rewards top employees with an orgy.

The Sacramento Bee has an "Crime Q&A" section on their website.

Kay Stevens, Rat Pack blowj.... er, sidekick died at age 79.

Rio Grande Sun police Blotter 2011.

Five reasons not to leave the house on new years eve.

On this day in 1984 Bernhard Goetz turned himself in to NYPD because he shot a couple kids on a New York City subway a couple weeks previous.

NEWS

The Daily Word in politics, human to animal contact and TALKING IN ALL CAPS

Again with the debt ceiling.

Kim Jong-il's two-day funeral begins.

Yes, Congress really is as bad as you think.

Rick Santorum promises to pack up and go home if he comes in last in Iowa.

Democrat Ben Nelson is retiring from the Senate.

No New Mexico float in the Rose Parade this year.

Surprise! Newt Girgrich's divorce papers contradict his claims about the split.

Questions are being asked about Jerry Sandusky's wife.

Mayor Berry reviews the first half of his term.

China has its own GPS.

Vladimir Putin is too cool for vote rigging.

Two killed in a shootout at a Church's Chicken in Chicago.

Tweeting the phrase human to animal contact will attract the attention of the Department of Homeland Security.

Where old Christmas light go to die.

A $25 computer about to begin production.

The great exploding churro lawsuit has been settled.

Toys R Us sued over loose wagon wheel.

ANIMALS TALKING IN ALL CAPS is exactly as awesome as the name implies.

The 50 most entered BitTorrent phrases of 2011 are…

Adorable anti-gender marketing rant from a 4-year-old.

2011s best animal videos.

When will the Co-op get a man aisle?

SETI to search the moon for alien footprints.

The Grand Canyon Burger sounds awesome!

Save cash and avoid airport impulse buys.

The true weight of the internet is somewhere between a grain of salt and a strawberry.

The best and worst video games of 2011.

R.I.P. Cheetah the chimpanzee.

Former Saturday Night Live writer dead of apparent suicide.

Sweet old computer magazine covers from the 70s/80s.

Happy Birthday Leaping Lanny Poffo!!!

Thanks E!!!

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The Daily Word in robots, French boob jobs and magic eye

Congress approves payroll tax cut.

The 50 Internet memes of 2011.

Weather closes most N.M. highways.

APD hired officer with an "excessive force" past, according to lawsuit.

Your kids are ungrateful for a reason.

Gay robot opposes Bachmann.

Speaking of robots, Devin invokes the "Uncanny Valley" hypothesis in this week's film review of Tintin. Here are some examples of creepy faux humans.

Hypnotic folk dance indeed.

The hideous actors behind the hideous masks.

Medical magical mushrooms in the realm of enchantment.

And Internet magic eye!

X-ray xmas tree!

Happy Hanukkah! Save a little money on the electric bill, why don’t you?

Space ball falls from sky in Namibia.

Perhaps that’s why everyone is mysteriously nodding off in Africa?

Kim Jong Il is mourned to death.

France recommends that 30,000 women have their breast implants removed.

Mmmm .. Italian Red Meat Flavor.

Occupy. Now what?

Pollacks continue to do everything backward by using drone planes to spy on police at protests.

Five ways to eat baby Jesus.

A very Terry Gilliam Christmas.

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The Daily Word in Vaughan, mistletoe shortage, solstice and Amy Koch

Snowstorm coming.

Doug Vaughan pleads guilty.

Jail guards arrested after beating an inmate and then covering it up, according to a criminal complaint.

Jerome Block, Jr. on house arrest.

Druids say the solstice ritual yielded good omens.

Racist ad for Chinese restaurant in Dubai.

16-hour roasted Christmas goose recipe.

Best fails of 2011.

George H.W. Bush backs Mitt Romney.

Ron Paul storms out of CNN interview.

House caves on payroll tax deal.

The next thing to worry about: weaponized bird flu.

Texas drought results in mistletoe shortage.

How Best Buy is ruining Christmas.

The 16 worst Christmas specials of all time.

Chicago Cardinal Francis George under fire for comparing gay-rights movement to the Klan.

LGBTers say sorry to Amy Koch for wrecking her marriage.

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The Soundtrack of Our Lives at UNM SUB Ballrooms

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