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V.24 No.29 | 7/16/2015

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The Daily Word in Parisian hostages, lucky prisoners and dead stingrays

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Fitty Cent is bankrupt.

The President is giving 46 people incarcerated for drugs a second chance.

18 shoppers were taken hostage at a mall outside Paris.

Several dozen stingrays died at a Chicago zoo.

David Letterman wishes he was back on the air just so he could make Trump jokes.

Here's how to ask for a raise.

The "F Word" was scrubbed from graffiti on an I-25 overpass, reducing the remaining phrase to "your problems." Here are some constructive ways to deal with "your problems."

A black lab in Pennsylvania had over 70 inanimate objects surgically removed from its stomach.

Cheech Marin turns 69 today!

V.24 No.19 | 05/07/2015

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The Daily Word in the DOJ, Nike and lots of pot

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The Department of Justice is launching a “federal civil rights probe” on the entire Baltimore Police Department after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody.

A federal appeals court ruled that the NSA exceeded their authority by collecting and storing phone records.

Nike says it will create 10,000 jobs if President Obama's Trade Promotion Authority and Trans-Pacific Partnership deal goes through.

Footage has been released showing a Delaware police officer kicking a black suspect in the face as he followed orders to get down on the ground.

The city of Santa Fe has settled a lawsuit with a former police officer who pleaded no contest to charges involving women who sued him civil court. The charges included stalking, harassment and unauthorized computer use.

US Customs and Border Patrol officials found 3,846 lbs. of pot in a semi truck at the Santa Teresa port. Dayumn!

Sex offenders are all up on Facebook, even though the social media site says sex offenders aren't allowed.

A retired cop has sued the Albuquerque Police Department, claiming they retaliated against him when he raised questions about police instructors' certifications.

A woman in San Antonio, Texas, found a small package of cocaine in a Nature Valley granola bar.

V.24 No.13 | 03/26/2015

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The Daily Word in disciples, bike cops and a prostitute tester?

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President Barack Obama sat down with David Simon, creator of the hit HBO show “The Wire,” to talk about the drug trade.

The Disciples of Christ are considering moving their biennial convention out of Indiana after the governor signed a new state law allowing businesses to turn away gay customers.

A woman is being charged with fraud for allegedly milking benefits after false claims that she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Authorities believe Andreas Lubitz, a co-pilot for Germanwings Flight 9525 (which crashed en route to Dusseldorf and left 150 people dead), may have had an illness that he kept secret from his employers.

Yesterday, San Francisco's public defender called on an independent investigation of the sheriff's department after claims that four officers forced prisoners to engage in “gladiator-style fights.”

You might not see anymore ABQ cops on bicycles.

UNM's athletic department is trying to come up with $500,000 to $1 million to fund scholarships for student athletes.

A cash-snatching genius is on the loose in Rio Rancho.

An alleged sexual assault at a juvenile detention center has New Mexico's juvenile justice system in a tizzy.

A social media company in Germany wants to hire a “prostitute tester.”

V.24 No.11 | 03/12/2015

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The Daily Word in mean tweets, overdue library books and Frozen 2

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President Obama joined the “mean tweets” gang on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Well, it looks like the craze is continuing. Disney has announced Frozen 2.

Hours after the Ferguson police chief resigned after a Justice Department reported the police department acted on racial bias, two policemen were shot in a home on Thursday. An official believes it may have been an ambush.

One person was killed and two were injured after a medical helicopter crashed outside of Tulsa, Okla.

After a 19-year-old's video of her plea for citizenship went viral, a Texas legislator is introducing a bill to allow people to apply for delayed birth certificates in the county they are born in.

Police in Alamogordo are investigating a double homicide.

An APS teacher has resigned after being “bullied” by her students and receiving a death threat from one student.

Hey y'all! The National Wildlife Federation announced on Tuesday that Albuquerque is a top 10 US city for wildlife. Get it!

Johnathan Masters, a candidate in the race to be Kentucky's new lieutenant governor, was arrested for an overdue library book. Wait, what?

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The Daily Word in Facebook feuds, the Aurora shooter and egg shaming

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It just goes to show that when you decline someone's Facebook friend request, things can get a little heated.

After Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana, some neighboring states are asking the US Supreme Court to deem it unconstitutional.

Rapper Bobby Shmurda pleads not guilty after being arrested for gang conspiracy and gun charges.

The parents of accused Aurora shooter James Holmes sent a letter to prosecutors asking for their son's life to be spared.

MSNBC lists 10 topics to expect at President Obama's 2014 year-end press conference.

Two people were left dead and one in the hospital after a high-speed chase ensued on US 550 in Bernalillo County.

A teenage kid was harassed by a Walgreens manager for buying eggs for his mama. The nerve of some people.

The historic Old Mountain Lodge was lost in a fire yesterday in Carnuel, N.M.

The DA's Office says Kari Brandenburg is still weighing whether to charge APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for the shooting of James Boyd.

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The Daily Word in an albino deer, Cleveland police and Hillary Clinton

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A US Department of Justice report has called out Cleveland police for using deadly or lethal force.

Former Pentagon official Ashton Carter is Obama's pick to run for defense secretary.

An unarmed man in Arizona was fatally shot by a police officer who mistook his pill bottle for a handgun.

Hillary Clinton's thoughts about the hardships and pressures of being president of the United States.

Loretta E. Lynch is heading a federal inquiry into the death of Eric Garner (who died in Staten Island when a police officer placed him in a chokehold), which could affect her nomination for attorney general.

A 10-year-old Albuquerque boy is headed to Japan this coming summer to climb its tallest mountain to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Today, the Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee is scheduled to discuss the DOJ's suggested plans and blueprints over police reform.

An Albuquerque man is warning holiday shoppers to be careful after his son and some friends were robbed at gunpoint.

New legislation is in the works in New Mexico, which would allow court-ordered outpatient treatment for mentally ill individuals.

A Missouri hunter who caught a lot of flack for killing an albino deer has decided to have the animal stuffed and to donate the meat to a needy family.

V.23 No.46 |

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The Daily Word in immigration, bombs and a reincarnated marine

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In Myanmar, President Obama gave a talk on immigration and said he can't “stand by” and wait for Congress to act.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants to fix the bomb.

A Dallas teacher was forced to resign after posting “racially charged” tweets laced with derogatory statements about the Michael Brown shooting.

According to the Pew Research Center, 40 percent of new marriages in the US are remarriages.

Police in Los Angeles arrested 23 people outside a Walmart who were protesting low wages and “its retaliation against employees who pushed for better working conditions.”

A woman who owns a horse ranch in Placitas found a dead horse in a storage room on the facility. It's not exactly The Godfather, but it's enough to make you lose your lunch.

Seven years later, the case of the missing man who left his severed penis on a doorstep is still unsolved.

A former teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools and two principals are being sued for a string of sexual abuse allegations.

Could New Mexico's seven-year oil production boom be coming to an end?

Some kids see ghosts. Some kids have imaginary friends. This one thinks he's a reincarnated marine.

V.23 No.41 |

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The Daily Word in a Burger King attack, haunted houses and a scary teacher

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Feeling antsy? Head to the San Gabriel Mountains outside Los Angeles. President Obama just declared them a national monument. So they'll still be there.

A man from New York was released from prison after serving 15 years for assault, but he was shot 15 minutes later. He's currently recovering in the hospital.

Apparently, it's okay to have a haunted house. But it's not okay to have a room dedicated to serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Hiker Paula Reuter, who'd been missing for three days after she went for a hike in the Washington Mountains, was found alive and well. She survived on mushrooms and tree bark.

MMA fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller finally surrendered after an hours-long SWAT stand-off in Orange County.

This morning, a crash involving the Rail Runner left two people dead. This story is still being updated.

A Santa Fe teacher from El Camino Real Academy has been placed on leave after allegedly threatening to kill a student.

Many state employees are learning that just because the courts order back paychecks doesn't mean they're going to show up.

Two swatting incidents happened in ABQ in September. Authorities want the public to know it's not a prank and can be fatal.

A man is suing Burger King after the manager of one of its locations attacked him with a stun gun and switchblade for complaining about cold onion rings.

V.23 No.37 |

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The Daily Word in Zeus, health care and Rebel Donut

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South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The Navy is searching for a missing pilot after two jets crashed into the Pacific Ocean.

A woman in Blackstone, Mass., was arrested after the remains of three infants were found in her home.

Sorry, Mr. President. I was expecting Beyoncé.

Around 250,000 people in Virginia will lose their health insurance at the end of November.

Rebel Donut is going to be featured on the show “Donut Showdown” tonight on the Cooking Channel!

A crafty thief used her kid as she stole a credit card, then proceeded to give herself the royal treatment with a shopping spree.

A woman and her 2-year-old son are on the mend after two dogs brutally attacked them.

On comparing Albuquerque violence to other cities …

Zeus, the world's tallest dog, passed away this week. RIP big guy.

V.23 No.32 |

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The Daily Word in US airstrikes, police chief woes and a porn freakout

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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.

Marijuana petition comes up short.

A mother in South Carolina called the popo on her son after he watched porn.

V.23 No.30 |

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The Daily Word in the president's popularity, porcelain presents and one big fart

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Authorities believe bad weather caused an Air Algerie plane to crash in Mali, resulting in the deaths of 118 people on board.

The Palestinian Fatah movement calls for a “day of rage” in honor and respect for those suffering in Gaza.

Obama is meeting with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador today to urge them to slow the number of immigrants coming toward the US.

Speaking of President Obama, according to a CNN poll, 33 percent of Americans think the president should be impeached.

A Michigan dog-owner may be charged with involuntary manslaughter after his two canines fatally mauled a man.

California Police are investigating a number of incidents where porcelain dolls have been left in front of homes of little girls they resemble. Cause that's not at all creepy.

Albuquerque police and the Department of Justice “announced progress in reaching a deal designed to fix the problems the [DOJ] report identified.”

Two men who did construction work without licenses and ripped off numerous individuals will face criminal charges.

The sister of a homeless man who was beaten to death by three teenagers speaks out.

According to the ABQ Journal, the two APD officers who shot and killed Jeremy Robertson on Tuesday have shot and killed other men within the last four years.

Feeling flatulant? Head to Dover!

V.23 No.29 |

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The Daily Word in offshore oil, US earthquakes and same-sex marriage

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A judge overturned Florida's ban on same-sex marriage; however, it only applies to Florida Keys.

Police in Pontiac, Mich., have identified “mummified” remains found in a garage.

16 US states have an increased risk of experiencing earthquakes in the coming years.

Obama administration approves offshore oil exploration on the East Coast.

Researchers find a possible connection between vasectomies and prostate cancer.

The massive number of toxicology reports to a state laboratory has caused delays with issuing death certificates.

Joy Junction's photos of the food they serve have ruffled someone's feathers.

Three people were killed yesterday morning in a helicoptor crash in Guadalupe County.

Uh oh, the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association's president got a stern warning from a state law enforcement board.

Walter White went to space!

V.23 No.28 |

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The Daily Word in engine snakes, LeBron's choice and 7/10

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Police are looking for 10-year-old Joseph Carlos Rivera, who went missing yesterday in Santa Fe.

Former New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman calls for reforms after a Vietnam vet died at the VA hospital while waiting for an ambulance to take him around the building.

Wanna celebrate 7/10 with some hash oil?

If I found a 9-foot boa constrictor in my engine, I'd die right then and there. No joke.

Another county clerk in Colorado is gearing up to issue same sex marriage licenses, even though it's banned in the state.

Find out what various religious factions think of President Barack Obama.

A teenager whose family was massacred in Texas found the strength, despite being wounded, to save her grandparents by calling 911.

Everyone's waiting on LeBron James to make a decision.

A Mississippi child who was thought to be cured of H.I.V. has started showing symptoms.

A cancer patient who is recovering from chemotherapy and radiation found God in her hair.

V.23 No.13 |

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The Daily Word in Washington mudslides, a coin-flip removal and gay marriage in Michigan

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After two major mudslides occurred in Oso, Washington, authorities say up to 90 people are missing, and the death toll has risen to 17.

If Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriage, the federal government will.

President Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia today to smooth things over with King Abdullah.

Nine mid-level commanders charged with safe-guarding the US nuclear arsenal have been fired for “creating a culture that enabled” cheating on proficiency exams.

Mayor Richard Berry doesn't think a federal takeover of APD is a good idea.

Phillip Chacón flipped the coin, called heads and lost his city council seat.

A “new state-by-state comparison” puts New Mexico near the bottom in regards to university graduation rates.

Just in case you forgot why New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment

In case you're planning on playing basketball at the University of Georgia, know this: “Orgies and gangbangs are inappropriate.

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The Daily Word in the Keystone XL pipeline, the Mac's birthday and catching a Goodfella

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Wow, the Mac is 30?

According to FBI, Vinny Asaro has been caught in connection with the Lufthansa heist.

The debate heats up over whether to end the life of a pregnant woman in Texas who has been declared brain dead.

Could the Keystone XL pipeline bring on a new frontier in our nation's environmental politics?

Synthia Varela-Casaus pleads not guilty after being accused of kicking her 9-year-old son to death.

A former employee of Redflex, a company that manufactures red light cameras, says they paid hefty bribes to score deals in several cities in the US, including cities in New Mexico.

This flu season sees more hospitalization rates than usual.

A man in Florida has been arrested after trying to perform an exorcism on his “demon” son and then violently resisting arrest.