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V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016

The Daily Word in Crime, Animals and Global Warming

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Step one to dealing with a smart phone when you have ADHD: Turn your notifications off.

“I like him!” Paul Ryan says smiling while submerging himself in a tank of bleach.

Um, Loretta Lynch for president, PLEASE!

These pups can bring world peace.

What is the most watched television show in New Mexico? Have you ever heard of it?

Instead of stopping our use of fossil fuels, let's give cows oregano to combat global warming.

For-Profit schools are watching this closely (unless they're swimming in a pool of money).

Police are on the lookout for a man who may be connected to a double homicide that happened on Tuesday.

The horrible nitwit George Zimmerman tried to auction off the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin.

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The Daily Word in hero bloggers, Mitt Romney and the iGeneration

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Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

Rapper Suge Knight was arrested early this morning on suspicion of a hit-and-run that killed a man.

The aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman (who was acquitted for the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin) was dropped after his girlfriend recanted her story.

As gay rights acceptance is becoming de rigeuer in modern America, religious conservatives believe they're being persecuted. As Wayne Campbell would say, “yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.”

Blogger Brandon Stanton started an Indiegogo campaign that raised over $1 million to send Brooklyn students on field trips to Harvard.

The Two Eagles balloon flying over the Pacific (carrying Burqueño Troy Bradley) has beaten a duration record!

We are living in the iGeneration, and the American Academy of Pediatrics wants government-issued guidelines on how to manage children and social media.

Juan Galindo was found guilty of sexually assaulting and murdering a 4-week-old baby.

For the first time ever, Spaceport America will host a Private Pilots Fly-in on Valentine's Day in Las Cruces. Road trip!

A man who has been dead for over two years was recently reappointed to a county industrial authority board in Uniontown, Pa.

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The Daily Word in Lou Reed duets, Albuquerque abortion bans and sledge hammer wielding politicians

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Did you hear about that election yesterday? People made some decisions. Good ones, as far as I'm concerned.

In related news, here's a video of Pavarotti singing "Perfect Day" with Lou Reed.

A Democratic Hawaiian state representative has decided to stop destroying people's possessions with a sledge hammer. "The point that I was trying to make has been made,"he said.

A cache of millions of dollars worth of art, originally seized by the Nazis, will not be returned to its rightful owners because of a German law written by the Nazis. Damn Nazis.

Poor George Zimmerman just keeps having to act in self defense. He is now being charged with domestic aggravated self defense after he pointed a gun at his girlfriend in self defense and then shattered a glass table in self defense. A week earlier, he apparently choked her in self defense. It is unknown at this time whether she was in possession of skittles or a hoodie during any of these incidents.

Need a hiding place for a million dollars worth of gold bars? An airplane toilet is probably a bad idea.

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The Daily Word in stand your ground, electric Apple and Cory Monteith's death

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George Zimmerman trial outcome causes speculation on the "stand your ground" law.

Taking photos of the secretary of state's house and a pellet gun in your car? Someone's been a busy boy.

Apple is set to investigate a claim that a woman was electrocuted by her iPhone.

"Glee" star Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel over the weekend. Police have ruled out foul play.

"Angel" the dog is said to be recovering well after having her throat slashed.

Heavy rain catches Albuquerque citizens in the metro area off guard.

Jury deliberations for the Levi Chavez murder trial started at 8:30 this morning.

K-Y Intense Arousal gel causes Alabama post office evacuation. No joke.

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The Daily Word in Arizona firefighters, New Mexico water plan and meth in the pelvis

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An Arizona wildfire claims the lives of 19 firefighters.

Zimmerman trial update: The jury was able to listen to Zimmerman's interview tape from the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting, which could give clues as to who the "aggressor" was.

Europe wants to know if the U.S. has been bugging them ... otherwise, we can kiss that trans-Atlantic free trade agreement bye-bye.

Sen. Karen Peterson and her partner, Vikki Bandy, become first same-sex couple to legally marry in Delaware!

Wait a minute ... so that's one well (or spring) for 290 water systems? So, what's plan B?

New Mexico orders another trial for Manuel Turrietta, who was convicted for killing Alberto Sandoval in 2006 in a gang-related shooting.

Ashley Browder's memorial banner taken down from the corner of Paseo Del Norte and Eagle Ranch Road.

Wow Claudia! That's a whole pound of meth! How'd you get that in there?

Hello sir, I believe this arm is yours ...

V.22 No.24 |

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The Daily Word in Arizona's voting law, news on same sex marriage and New Mexico fire updates

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Supreme Court shuts down Arizona voting law that requires people to show citizenship verification.

A Pew Study concludes that news stories revolving around same sex marriage have taken on more of a supportive stance rather than an opposing view.

So ... they're still looking for Jimmy Hoffa?

Zimmerman trial enters second week of jury selection.

New Mexico wildfire update from fire officials: Thompson Ridge is 80 percent contained. Tres Lagunas is 90 percent contained. Jaroso is zero percent contained. White's Peak is 25 percent contained, and Silver Fire is five percent contained.

Some Albuquerque home invaders messed with the wrong woman.

Some don't see eye to eye on the "Rio Grande Vision."

So now you wanna lick some eyeballs?

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The Daily Word in Snowden's "disappearance," Syrian rebels and the Zimmerman trial

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Whooping cough claimed 10 children. Could lack of vaccines be a factor?

Where did Edward Snowden go?

The Zimmerman trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin starts today ...

Will the U.S. back Syrian rebels?

The Levi Chavez murder trial starts today as well ...

Ahem ... sir! That golf cart is not free!

New Mexico democrats rally to save federal special ed funding.

Officials say Thompson Ridge fire is 40 percent contained, while Kingston, N.M. has been issued a formal evacuation due to a fire in the Gila National Forest.

Val Midwest is on a photo spree!

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The Daily Word in scummy lawyer tricks, Craigslisting your baby and FIRE

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Hey Albuquerque, you're getting paid less than everyone else.

Anti-war demonstrators may have had their First Amendment rights violated, but the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals says that doesn't mean they get to sue.

If you haven't done so already, go ahead and cancel those Jemez mountain camping plans. The Thompson Ridge Fire has grown by 5,000 acres since yesterday.

Friendly advice: Don't try to get rid of your baby via Craigslist.

George Zimmerman's lawyers would like you to believe that a video of "two homeless men fighting over a bike" will help you understand why Zimmerman had to kill Trayvon Martin.

Google Glass porn? "Er… no," says Google.

This old lady decided to jump off a bridge for her 102nd birthday.

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The Daily Word in binders, backsliding and boosting productivity

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Both George Zimmerman and his wife were in court today, and a date has been set for the murder trial in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Journalists under Taliban threat in Pakistan.

Fact-check those feisty contenders for prez.

Binders! Binders full of women.

Conservative city councilors dive into the fray over Albuquerque's proposed minimum wage increase.

Is Afghanistan's security situation losing ground?

Verizon is watching you.

New project will try to identify remains of migrants who perished in the Sonoran desert.

Geez, AZ: Investigation launched over Arizona National Guard misconduct allegations.

Damien Hirst, butterfly killer.

Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson enters academia.

The lovemaking travails of a very ancient lizard.

Tell your boss.

V.21 No.21 | 5/24/2012

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The Daily Word in Facebook stocks, Frankenfish, finger sandwich

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Facebook hits the stock market, but not every one is buying in.

Trayvon Martin case gets more complex.

Fort Wingate man who admitted to multiple child rapes is walking free.

Police say man shot to death in Santa Fe was a well-known thief.

Major Spice-manufacturing raid near I-25 and Jefferson.

Protests and precautions surround Chicago’s NATO summit.

Speaking of Chicago, Cubs’ owner still taking heat for now-canceled anti-Obama campaign.

Virginia man catches a world-record-sized snakehead.

Red Rock woman was running what looks like an indoor zoo.

Quail-Man robs a coffee shop.

Teenager gets part of a finger in his Arby’s sandwich.

Charlize Theron was pretty much toothless until the age of 11.

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The Daily Word in potential game-changers, mass murderers and a flowery commode

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Medical records say George Zimmerman was treated for a broken nose and injuries to the back of his head the day after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

It’s been decades since New Mexico has suffered such severe drought; the governor made it a federal declaration yesterday.

With her eye on state legislative races, Governor Susana Martinez’ PAC rakes in thousands of oil and gas industry dollars.

Developments in the Michael Paul Astorga trial in Santa Fe could set the stage for a death penalty debate.

A former Los Lunas prison inmate files suit against a now-retired guard captain, alleging repeated rape and investigation cover-ups.

Investigators try different tactics in search of West Mesa serial killing leads.

The U.S. border patrol shifts security strategy from fence-building to intelligence-gathering.

The new French president’s airplane was struck by lightning.

Convicted Liberian war criminal Charles Taylor lashes out at his prosecution.

Serbian military commander on trial for war crimes is belligerent in court, makes threatening gesture at massacre survivor.

A seemingly “deranged” man set himself on fire outside the trial of accused Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Breivik.

Renewed search in the case of an Italian girl missing since 1983 leads investigators to a Vatican crypt where a mobster’s bones were exhumed.

Portly celeb chef Mario Batali will be subsisting on food stamps.

Japan is known for its compact living spaces, yet behold: the world’s biggest outdoor toilet.

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The Daily Word in new tallest building, warming wind farms, Martian lava coils.

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Trayvon Martin-esque situation sparks controversy in Arizona after a developmentally disabled man is shot and killed with shooter claiming self-defense.

Elderly brother and sister found dead inside Albuquerque mobile home.

Michael Wiener steps down as Bernalillo County vice chair, but continues his duties as commissioner.

Wind farming - the newest thing to blame for global warming.

For only $100,420, you could be the proud owner of the Sea Shadow prototype stealth ship and the Hughes Mining Barge!

One World Trade Center will overtake Empire State Building as tallest building in New York City.

Old-timey cartoons bent on traumatizing children.

Wicked awesome lava coils found on the surface of Mars.

Russian space agency says they plan to send a manned mission to Mars by 2030.

Camera traps capture images of two of the world's rarest mammals in the jungles of the Philippines.

Two separate stabbing incidents in San Diego both have their own bizarre trigger points.

Let's go to France to find a super-secret underground war bunker, ok?

Pop quiz!

Bangorrhea: The "grammedical" condition of overusing exclamation points!!

V.21 No.15 | 4/12/2012

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The Daily Word in Bacon Sundae, black Jesus, North Korean nukes

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Failed North Korean rocket launch evokes fears of nuclear testing.

Arrest made following five New Hampshire cops being shot, with one dead.

Jesus was a black Muslim, says Louis Farrakhan.

A take on how image dissemination has played into the Trayvon Martin case.

So long, Dixon’s Apple Orchard.

Man caught with 89 bags of various drugs tied to his penis.

Having a case of the Mondays?

Vietnamese cop goes for a ride on the front of a bus he was trying to pull over.

The mayor of Newark saved his neighbor from her burning house.

Steve Bartman, vindicated.

Craig Sager is basketball sideline reporting’s fashion equivalent of Joe Namath. See some of Sager’s more ridiculous getups.

The Bacon Sundae at Burger King proves there is no end to American culinary shamelessness.

Do it like they do on the Discovery Channel ...

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

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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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Trayvon Martin’s killer is going to be charged

It’s unclear what charges George Zimmerman will face from Florida’s special prosecutor, Angela Corey. She’ll announce them at about 4 p.m. our time. The Miami Herald has indicated it will only be one charge.

Yesterday, Zimmerman’s lawyers dropped him. They said they’d lost contact with him, which concerns Martin’s parents who fear he may have fled.

Zimmerman also posted a statement about the shooting yesterday on his website. He solicited funds for his defense, and said he’d been forced to leave his home and family, “ultimately, my entire life.”