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The Daily Word in earthquakes, a jailed Zimmerman and Lil B

A series of earthquakes in the U.S. was likely caused by fracking wastewater.

An earthquake in Indonesia leaves the country relatively uninjured.

The guy who plays Pinkman on “Breaking Bad” has been robbed in ABQ twice.

In Sunland Park, you can’t tell who donated to a campaign.

Two APD officers who were fired for misconduct could end up back on the job.

Zimmerman makes his first court appearance and will stay in jail.

Trayvon Martin’s family talks about the second-degree murder charge announced yesterday.

J.K. Rowling’s writing a book for adults.

Lil B’s 90-minute lecture at NYU.

This leaf may be able to easily wean opiate addicts off their drug. But the herbal remedy may soon be banned in the U.S.

Our oil’s coming from new countries.

The photos that created America’s child labor laws.

Debate about women, motherhood and work plays out between Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney.

"Since there is an infinite number of alternative universes, there must be one in which there isn't an infinite number of alternative universes. Perhaps this is the one."

Ze Frank is back!

Car commercials with shooting.

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The Daily Word in D3 demolition, thrash metal and glass burrito

City Council approves a plan to carve up District 3 (Downtown, Barelas, UNM area) and ax Benton's seat.

APD officer ends up in the hospital after chewing on a glass burrito.

St. Michael's in Santa Fe to conduct random student drug tests.

Outrage over Quran burning spreads in Afghanistan. At least 10 Afghans and two American soldiers have died.

Midair helicopter smash kills seven marines during training.

9-year-old girl dies after running for three hours as punishment for stealing a candy bar, according to an Alabama sheriff's office.

UN may prosecute Syrian officials of crimes against humanity.

FDA questions inhalable caffeine.

Maybe you don't need eight hours of sleep.

Serious hipster cruise. Like on a ship.

Startups looking to skim carbon dioxide from the atmo. Bill Gates thinks it's a good idea, says his money.

Virginia politicians second-guess mandatory pre-abortion vaginal probing.

Analysts predict soaring national debt under all GOP contenders' tax plans—except for Ron Paul's.

Thrash metal endorsements for 2012: Megadeth dude supports Santorum.

V.21 No.8 | 2/23/2012

Toxicology Report

The Drugs Are Winning

We’re using more than ever

By Samara Alpern

New Mexico is the longtime world heavyweight and still national champion in deaths by drug overdose. But lawmakers passed a landmark memorial that could put a dent in the yearly death toll.

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Pill bills get no love from the Legislature

The session adjourned at noon, and two measures that aimed to curb New Mexico’s high pharmy-abuse rates didn’t make it. Margaret Wright wrote an article for the Alibi about the measures. One aimed to tighten restrictions on opioid prescriptions. Another attempted to create a better tracking system for prescription misuse.

Medical associations bucked the legislation, saying it could discourage physicians from giving pain medications to people who need them.

Advocates argued the changes were needed because New Mexico leads the nation in rates of overdose deaths.

V.21 No.7 | 2/16/2012

Roundhouse 2012

A Real Pill

Prescription rules pit addiction activists against medical groups

By Margaret Wright
Legislation that aimed to curb the state's epidemic rates of opioid abuse and overdose deaths became a hot-button issue during the 30-day legislative session.

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V.21 No.6 | 2/9/2012

Making Sausage

Boss Party

It’s Gov. Martinez’ bash, and she’ll pack it with controversy if she wants to

By Marisa Demarco
The guv stuffs even brief sessions with contention: 2012 brings us relentless hammering on driver's licenses, an embattled education secretary, abortion, medical marijuana, bullying and prescription pills.

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NEWS

The Daily Word in U.S. drones attacking civilians, rabid cow attacking a man, Anonymous, and a couple galleries of ruin porn

"Extremely dangerous" cage fighter on the loose.

When rabid cows attack.

The always entertaining Rio Grande Sun police blotter.

Photo gallery of the decaying quarantine (Typhoid Mary was a guest) and drug rehabilitation facility on North Brother Island in the East River, New York City.

Now that you've seen the new Ferris Bueller Honda ad, you don't have to watch the Superbowl!

Queensland, Australia is flooding for the second summer in a row.

Anonymous are about to make a pile of emails relating to the 2005 Haditha massacre available on Pirate Bay.

Worried about potential libel claims? Let's revisit the "small penis rule."

Photo Gallery of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's (decaying, of course) Heritage U.S.A. theme park.

U.S. drones purposely killing funeral attendees and rescuers in Pakistan?

Today in 1914 William S. Burroughs was born.

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The Daily Word in fire fighting drug traffickers, nuclear waste, National Good Day Day and Juan Epstein, r.i.p.

An AFD firefighter was indicted on federal drug trafficking charges Friday.

There is a new commission trying to figure out what to do with thousands of tons of nuclear waste in America.

Gwynyth Doland is the new head of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

Are Yelp and other crowdsourcing tools wrecking your chances for good time?

This guy figured out when Ice Cube actually did have that good day.

Here's a helpful guide about the American film industry's long-standing resistance to new technology.

The Pentagon wants a super-commando-mothership... and its name is the U.S.S. Ponce?

Uggs are banned at this Pennsylvania middle school.

Oakland Mayor tells Occupy Oakland protesters to "stop using Oakland as its playground." 300 arrested.

This physician wanted to reanimate George Washington using a bellows, fire and lamb's blood.

Cats in sinks photo gallery.

Robert Hegyes, Welcome Back Kotter's Juan Epstein died.

The Star Trek house may be dismantled and sold. By the builder's ex-wife.

On this day in 1880 W.C. Fields was born.

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