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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 sign language, our moral compass and Taos Ski Valley

There was a fake sign language interpreter at the Nelson Mandela memorial.

Russia is the moral compass of the world.

The space station broke down—miles from the nearest town.

A giant meteor exploded over Tucson.

Welcome back, extinct tree.

Lou Reed had a Lou Zoom magnifying app. Be sure to read the review.

Instant messaging is coming to Instagram.

Cool dragons. (Thanks, Oskar!)

Help me hate Michael Cera. I can’t do it all myself.

Let’s pour molten aluminum in a (vacant) anthill.

Check out Alibi’s Last Minute Gift Guide.

Have a delicious iPhone cookie.

Opposites don’t attract, says eHarmony.

McCluskey gets life.

Taos Ski Valley has been sold.

Happy birthday Edvard Munch.

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Come Over, Karl: Andrew Wyeth’s painting to be housed at Albuquerque Museum

“Karl” by Andrew Wyeth
“Karl” by Andrew Wyeth

In our Instagram world, it is rare to come across a piece of art which clearly and deliberately took many painstaking hours to create, but Albuquerque is privileged to exhibit such a work for the next five years. Andrew Wyeth's “Karl,” an egg tempura painting lent by a private curator, is now on display at the Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain NW).

Wyeth is one of the most popular US painters of the last century, known for his dark, somber themes and intricately detailed work. “Karl,” the portrait of a German immigrant farmer, follows suit. The painting causes the audience's eyes to focus on every last color and wrinkle in this man's face, while necessarily noting the dramatic meat hooks on the ceiling. The piece moves audiences to an appreciation of its eeriness and depth.

The portrait is displayed between notable work “A Shower in a Dry Year,” by Peter Hurd, Wyeth's brother-in-law, and the work of Wyeth's sister, Henriette Wyeth. This classic representation of American art can be viewed at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History located on 19th Street and Mountain NW in Old Town.

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The Daily Word in Instagram hero, Pope elections and March Madness

Instagram helped reunite a little boy with his toy bunny.

Defendent in wrongful death case to take the stand as the case starts its third day of trial.

Catholic Cardinals meet once more before electing a new pope.

A six year old boy took the keys away from his drunk grandma so she couldn’t drive.

Unhappy people are responsible for the zombie craze!

New Mexico teen with terminal cancer gets her diploma early.

If you’re more into geography than basketball, this March Madness bracket is for you.

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The Daily Word in Instagram, Instant Cosby and snorting Mr. Richards.

Instagram claims the right to sell your photos.

Rappers on Instagram.

Nielson agrees to buy Arbitron.

Sixty seconds of (almost) silence at a Lamb of God concert.

A Swedish lady had skeleton sex.

Drunk Ron Swanson dances.

72 years of Batman logos.

Instant Cosby.

A monkey and a cat. A dog and a little boy.

Ducks are the best.

Lego movie scenes.

Is it Christmas?

Staircases.

Hey, Ho.

Albuquerque has $5.5 million to spend on Alibi ads.

A man escaped from an Albuquerque SWAT unit.

The adventures of Anthony Chavez.

Happy birthday Keith Richards.

Thanks to Susan Petersen, Oskar Petersen and Jacob Sanchez for the links.

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The Daily Word in Thalidomide, Instagram, and Joe Arpaio gets sued

Happy birthday, Salma Hayek!

"Walk On By" lyricist and Burt Bacharach cohort Hal David died.

The company that manufactured and sold Thalidomide issued a formal apology (50 years later) that victims say misses the mark.

Instagram is suffering the same fate as Chat Roulette.

Santa Feans peeved over pile of a "quarter million" tires.

Interesting story about undercover cops who infiltrated occupy Austin.

Cosmopolitan magazine style tips for the 19th century woman.

Vancouver police are still rounding up suspects from the 2011 Stanley Cup riot.

The Kirtland Air Force Base trestle.

Film director James Toback is still a creep.

Texting driver who killed a man faces only a twenty dollar fine in Virginia.

Photo gallery of 1930's British police criminal identification pictures.

What's wrong at Circle K?

"The high-flying, mansion-building, Ferrari-driving, Vegas-gambling life...."

Joe Arpaio does not have immunity against a lawsuit from The Phoenix New Times.

Obama accuses GOP of wanting to bring back "trickle-down economics."

On this day in 1966, Salma Hayek was born.


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The Daily Word in Guillen loving Castro, the French loving McBaguettes and Oklahoma loving embyros

Three Maryland teachers come forward to claim their share of the Mega Millions jackpot.

Japanese airlines have rerouted flights to avoid a possible North Korean missile launch this week.

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is suspended for five games after telling Time “I love Fidel Castro.”

I wish McDonald’s McBaguette was available in the states.

Pictures of the Aokigahara Forest in Japan, the “suicide forest” where nearly 100 bodies are found each year.

Police find a makeshift meth lab in a Walmart restroom.

Police say a drunk woman broke into a stranger’s home in South Dakota and started to breast feed their baby.

A proposed law in Oklahoma would grant embryos the same rights as people.

Facebook purchases hipster photo-sharing network Instagram for $1 billion.

Scenes from the brand new “The Art of Video Games” exhibit at the Smithsonian.

The alarm clock that doesn’t let you sleep for five more minutes.

George Zimmerman creates his own website asking for donations to cover living expenses and legal costs.

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