The Daily Word in Fighting, Free Speech and the Islamic State
American women prepare for four years of fighting.
Republicans are going to take literally everything, starting with free speech.
College cost, debt and student homelessness continues to rise.
Let's look at this “genocide” Donald Trump is talking about.
Betsy DeVos is the Secretary of Education now. What's next for the American education system?
Daily Word in California Wildfires, US airstrikes in Libya, and hot air balloon crashes
A wildfire that broke out in central California a week ago has now grown to 40,000 acres—that's the size of San Francisco. The fire has destroyed 40 buildings, displaced 500 people, and killed one. The severity of the fire is in large part due to California's years-long drought.
Syrian rebels shot down a Russian helicopter in Aleppo today. All 5 aboard the helicopter were killed. This comes amid deadly fighting in eastern Aleppo, where rebels are trying to break government control.
The US has launched air strikes against the Islamic State in Libya, the Pentagon said today. The strikes were requested by the Libyan government.
Forrest Stuart, Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Chicago, releases his book Down, Out and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row this week. The book examines how "zero tolerance" policing can pit those most in need of help—the poor, addicts and homeless—against each other, through the lens of Stuart's five year study on the street corners of Skid Row, one of the poorest and most policed neighborhoods in Los Angeles. You can read an excerpt of the book here.
The Board of Elections and Registration in Sparta, GA., has been systematically questioning the voters' registrations of 180 of its Black residents. Those residents have been subpoenaed by deputies and asked to appear in court to prove their residence and defend their registration. This is one of many instances of voter discrimination that have caught national attention since three years ago, when the Supreme Court repealed the mandate that changes in voter registration must be pre-cleared by the Justice Department.
The Daily Word in poverty, gravitational waves and messing with scammers
This is how to combat extremists in the Islamic State.
An MDC prisoner escaped from a transport van in Downtown.
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.
The Daily Word in Isis, Motorhead and Trump v. Jeb Bus
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by Donald Trump. *Shifts eyes to Jeb Bush*
Dear Olive Garden, I can use $400 to buy endless amounts of alcohol for New Years Eve and probably 10 more New Years Eve parties that I’ll never remember instead of using it on one night I’ll never remember.
Sometimes the internet can be a great place. Check out this video of a Kendrick Lamar and Mario Kart mashup!
The Daily Word in Holly Holm, San Bernardino and Snapchat
Snapchat trying to cover news via their story is like trying to make fetch happen. It’s not going to happen.
Robert Downey Jr. and I have one thing in common and it’s not being able to keep surprises a secret.
The only thing on the internet that I’m obsessed with is Anna Kendrick’s Tweets.
On a more emotional note, as if feelings weren’t already uncontrollable, frontman of the Stone Temple Pilots dies at 48.
The Daily Word in France responds to terrorist attacks, Holly Holm celebrates and Pastafarianism is a recognized religion
French President Francois Hollande seeks to extend state of emergency to three months, claiming “France is at war” during an address to joint session of parliament.
France bombs Islamic State's capital in Syria in wake of Paris attacks on Friday.
If you've been living under a rock, New Mexico darling Holly Holm beat Ronda Rousey for the UFC Bantamweight title Saturday night.
SNL dares to tell the adventures of young Ben Carson.
Pastafarian woman allowed to wear pasta strainer on her head in her driver's license photo.
The Daily Word In UNM in the Million Student March, JLaw keepin’ it real and the best prank ever
The Real ID Act is no joke and has Albuquerque post offices booked pretty far in advance.
There’s a 50/50 chance a U.S. military drone killed Jihadi John.
Google Car gets pulled over for driving too slow when it’s just doing its best.
iHeartRadio and Pandora really wants Hispanic listeners to vote for in the Presidential election.
Who’s stoked for the Holly Holm v. Ronda Rousey fight this weekend? Pretty much everyone in Albuquerque. Check out this list of places to catch the fight.
The Daily Word in "Longmire" cancellation, kids with guns and affirmative consent
Nidal Hasan, who was sentenced to death last year for fatally shooting 13 people at Ft. Hood, Texas, in 2009, has asked to be made a citizen of the Islamic State.
California passes an “affirmative consent” bill to address the problem of rape on campuses.
A police officer in Atlanta was arrested for allegedly killing a woman he met online and then burning her body.
Soaring rents prove problematic for people living in urban areas, as that's where everyone wants to be.
The Washington Post on young children and guns.
Albuquerque authorities are investigating a robbery at a Dairy Queen, during which an employee shot and killed the suspected robber.
So, not only did they still a car, but they left a bag of caca and a gun?
A judge will decide today whether to grant the $350,000 buyout for former APS Superintendent Winston Brooks.
“Longmire,” formerly shot in Garson Studios in Santa Fe, has been canceled. Now fans wonder whether another network will pick it up for a fourth season.
A couple guys found out why those rocks in Death Valley move.
The Daily Word in US airstrikes, police chief woes and a porn freakout
US jet fighters hit an Islamic State artillery in Iraq in what's expected to be the first in a series of airstrikes.
Watergate “by the numbers.”
The remains of 6-year-old Jenise Wright, who went missing last week, have been found near her home in Bremerton, Wash.
President Obama signed a new bill into law yesterday that could provide veterans with better access to health care.
A toddler slipped through the White House gate. Talk about a threat to national security.
A Colorado man is being charged with sex trafficking an Albuquerque teen after he was arrested as a result of a crime spree.
Shane Harger, former Jemez Springs police chief, was indicted and arrested on rape charges.
Steve Tellez, former APS police chief, could be charged for roughly $1,000 worth of ammunition that went missing in March.
A mother in South Carolina called the popo on her son after he watched porn.