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The Daily Word in the sale of Lovelace Health Plan, a tree-climbing anti-choice nut visits Albuquerque and what Lemmy Kilmister has in common with Dick Cheney

Rives Miller Grogan, Pastor and anti-choice whack-job, visited Albuquerque yesterday.

Someone found an image of Jesus on a landscaping rock.

One of the original New Mexico same-sex marriage suit plaintiffs died.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield bought Lovelace Health Plan.

The Supreme Court of The United States let stand an Oklahoma Supreme Court decision that struck down a law requiring women seeking abortions to view a detailed ultrasound.

Conditions in parts of the Philippines hit by Typhoon Haiyan are declining rapidly.

Imprisoned Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is on her way to a new prison in Siberia.

Frozen dirt walls will contain the contaminated areas around Fukishima.

An invisible bike helmet!

Pink Fairy Armadillos.

This guy got a perfectly preserved cold war era fallout shelter with his newly purchased home.

Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister got a pacemaker.

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The Daily Word in typhoons, down votes and Russian drivers

Powerful typhoon leaves hundreds dead or missing in the Philippines.

Senate Republicans voted down an
international treaty banning discrimination against people with disabilities.

The rest of the world is pointing and laughing.

Supporters of Egypt's President Morsi confronted opponents camped outside the presidential palace, and things got violent.

Money may have been the top factor keeping House Republican women out of leadership positions.

Daniel Ellsberg calls Bradley Manning a hero.

The upcoming state legislative session could include election law changes.

New koala.

Mapping drones permitted for use here in the U.S.

Your TV is listening.

NYC, buried in carbon emissions.

This month's war frontlines photo-dispatches.

"Driving in Russia." [All 13 minutes are totally worth watching.]

I think I like this band.

Missed high fives.

The year's best book lists.

Southeastern Ohio Bigfoot Investigation Society.

Aren't you also "clamoring" for Pizza Hut perfume?

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The Daily Word in floods, Blackwater and fire

Yesterday evening's meteorological drama.

Attacks by militants prompt Egyptian military air strikes on the Sinai peninsula.

Mass displacement in Manila as torrential rains flood the city.

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not watching you.

Academi LLC (a.k.a. Xe, a.k.a. Blackwater) says it will "continue to lead by example." The company agreed to a $7.5 million settlement of charges related to 17 criminal violations, including arms smuggling.

Colorado ranchers are freaked out after animal mutilations.

New image of home, sweet home.

Compelling case study on the impact of Medicaid expansion. The guv remains tight-lipped on the issue. Rio Grande Foundation head does not.

"Failing" schools will still get some cash.

Burning refinery chokes out California. Chevron says they'll make it all better.

Painted Russian rag doll synchronized swimmers win gold (and give me creepy dreams).

Winston Churchill, proto-tween.

Pilgrims in Mexico City.

V.21 No.23 | 6/7/2012
Fields Avenue in Angeles City, Philippines: Bernalillo County Commissioner Michael Wiener was photographed touring the red-light district.
John Keatley keatleyphoto.com

News Feature

Live Smiling Girls!

Behind the photographs of Angeles City bar girls

By Margaret Wright
The controversy over Commissioner Michael Wiener’s photo scandal died down. But Fields Avenue, the red-light district of Angeles City in the Philippines, remains a dark place.

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V.20 No.36 | 9/8/2011
Chris Cooper aims for greatness.

Film Review

Amigo

John Sayles dramatizes (and occasionally melodramatizes) the Philippine-American War

By Devin D. O’Leary

John Sayles is as close to an indie film demigod as the movie industry has got. He’s been a consistent, distinctive and fiercely independent storyteller—from his 1979 writing-directing debut Return of the Secaucus Seven straight through his lengthy string of art-house dramas (Baby It’s You, The Brother From Another Planet, Matewan, Eight Men Out, City of Hope, Passion Fish, Men of War, The Secret of Roan Inish, Lone Star, Sunshine State). With his latest, Amigo, the quirky-brilliant auteur indulges his love for history by crafting an epic-yet-intimate fictional account of the rarely-if-ever-dramatized Philippine-American War.

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The Daily Word in Jimmy Hoffa’s declaration, Freddie Mercury’s birthday, Spaceport America’s completion

Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. speaks on the GOP by asking Obama to “take these sons of bitches out.”

47 people are injured by gunfire during Brooklyn’s West Indian Day Parade.

Take a look at this enormous crocodile captured in the Philippines.

Spaceport America in Las Cruces is 90% completed. Time to book those flights, kids.

The porn star who temporarily shut down the industry by testing HIV-positive is actually HIV-negative.

Indiana police square off against a man on a highway wielding a 35-inch samurai sword.

A Swedish woman bites the tongue off her would-be rapist.

Texas wildfires have already scorched more than 100,000 acres in one week.

Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury!

“Don’t mess with the Jesus!” and his 8.4 million Facebook fans.

UMass cooks the world’s largest stir-fry. Apparently, it was pretty decent.

Police join the search for an iPhone prototype left in a restauarant. Keep an eye on eBay.

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