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V.24 No.16 | 04/16/2015

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The Daily Word in WikiLeaks, an angry gorilla and an uptight health clinic

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The parents of an 8-year-old who died during the Boston Marathon bombing are urging officials against the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

I Wish My Teacher Knew” draws some sad and touching responses from third graders.

Police found five adults who apparently died from a shooting at a Phoenix home after a dispute over the family business.

WikiLeaks put over 170,000 emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment on a searchable web archive.

An Ohio man who apparently trained with a terrorist group in Syria has been accused by federal prosecutors of planning an attack in the United States.

An Albuquerque Metropolitan Detention Center officer has been arrested after being accused of raping an inmate.

A Rio Rancho clinic is turning away patients who've had a cigarette less than 30 minutes before their appointment. Say what?

“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston narrated a video for the series “New Mexico True Stories,” during which he reads from Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. Yeah, you know you wanna watch it.

Lawyer Randi McGinn has been named as the special prosecutor in the murder case against APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for the killing of James Boyd.

Don't piss off this gorilla … obviously.

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.”

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The Daily Word in bin Laden's shooter, Detroit's bankruptcy and brains

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A judge has delayed the sentencing for friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, due to a question still pending before the US Supreme Court over what is considered “tangible” evidence.

Due to recent marijuana legalization victories in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC, pot proponents are looking toward California to make it legal for recreational use.

After the name of Osama bin Laden's shooter was revealed, other members of SEAL Team Six are speaking out in disagreement over who actually fired the fatal shot.

A judge is expected to rule today on a restructuring plan that could get Detroit out of bankruptcy.

New Zealand has withdrawn its charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd for allegedly trying to “procure a murder.”

A priest in Gallup, N.M., up and left the church, leaving parishioners wondering why he left and if he took any of the church's money with him.

Dr. Kent Kiehl of the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque says that the brains of child killers are “strikingly different” from those of other children.

The city council voted 8-0 last night to approve the Department of Justice's agreement, which gives APD four years to make necessary reforms aimed at their use of excessive force and how they deal with mentally ill people.

Elaine, a 38-year-old chimpanzee, gave birth to twins at the BioPark Zoo this past week!

This little guy was really upset that he couldn't vote.

V.23 No.22 |

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The Daily Word in Snowden's letter, the first "elfie" and James Boyd's autopsy

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Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to some California schools.

A Quincy cabdriver, who was a friend of suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has been arrested for obstructing the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The NSA released a letter from Edward Snowden from 2013, in which he raises concerns about surveillance activities, though Snowden says the version they released is incomplete.

A former roommate of Santa Barbara killer Elliot Rodger speaks out.

An Alaskan woman played dead after being attacked by a mama bear and survived to tell the tale.

The company that owns a historic Albuquerque cemetery is finally listening after years of complaints about it being unclean and unkempt.

An autopsy for James Boyd, a homeless man killed by APD in the foothills, showed that he was shot in the back and arms, and had no drugs in his system.

Independent voters of New Mexico are planning to sue for being denied the right to vote in the closed primary elections.

The BioPark welcomes a couple of sandbar sharks.

Latabe takes the first “elfie.” And now "elfies” are a thing.

V.23 No.16 | 4/17/2014

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The Daily Word in bongs, Don Chalmers and another APD shooting fatality.

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APD shot and killed a suspect at Wyoming and Zuni this morning.

Here are the last 38 APD shootings in order.

There was a big marijuana party in Denver yesterday.

Here’s how to clean your bong.

Happy birthday to the Queen of bloody England.

A stowaway teen flew to Hawaii in an airplane’s wheel well.

It’s time for the first post-bombing Boston Marathon.

Here’s what happens when undercover journalists accidentally investigate each other.

Haunted island for sale!

Rest in peace, Don Chalmers.

Submit to Reddit’s ABQ spring photo contest.

What’s going on in Albuquerque today? One might ask.

In my opinion, the pygmy loris is the main attraction at the Albuquerque Biopark. He’s in the Nightwatch exhibit.

V.22 No.38 |

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The Daily Word in Kenya's mall siege, the McCluskey trial and Viagra mishaps

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A mall siege in Kenya has stretched to its third day, with government security forces trying to get the last remaining hostages out. But it's been reported that two terrorists have been killed.

Breaking Bad” took home the big prize last night.

A hearing today for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is aiming to decide whether prosecutors will seek capital punishment for the Boston marathon bombing, since the state of Massachusetts does not have a death penalty.

A body found on Saturday evening in western New Mexico is believed to be an 83-year-old man by the name of Howard Bassett who went missing a week ago during a flood in Mogollon, but authorities haven't confirmed the identity.

The prosecution is scheduled to wrap up their case today in the trial of John McCluskey, who is accused of killing an Oklahoma couple in 2010.

Just some highlights from Albuquerque's mayoral debate, which was televised last night. The election happens on Oct. 8, so don't forget to cast your votes.

Let it be known that if you take too much Viagra, bad things can happen.

V.22 No.16 | 4/18/2013

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The Daily Word in Boston developments, NM wildfire, derailed trains

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Police have killed one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing in a shootout and have mounted house-to-house searches for a second man.

12 bodies have been found at the site of Wednesday’s fertilizer plant explosion.

Former Albuquerque firefighter accused of laundering money for the Sinaloa drug cartel pleaded guilty Thursday to one of the federal charges against him.

Wildfire near Mayhill, NM now 90% contained.

When Google Earth’s algorithm fails, whacked-out distortions ensue.

Fort Sumner appears to have a little bit of a train derailing problem.

Siri has a record of all of the ridiculous questions you have asked her.

Georgia police officer charged with felony aggravated assault after allegedly pulling a gun on a customer in the drive-thru line of a McDonald's.

V.22 No.15 |

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The Daily Word in gun buy-backs, creeping fuel spills and conspiracy theorists

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The Sunport is beefing up security after the Boston Marathon bombings. Because that's what they do when pretty much anything happens.

ABQ City Council: We ain't gonna buy your guns.

The EPA says that Albuquerque residents can look forward to drinking water with "high energy additives" in the future.

There is Spanish in baseball.

Wounded Saudi national who was tackled and taken into custody after the Boston Marathon bombings is found guilty. Of being Saudi. But nothing else.

Anti-government conspiracy nut Alex Jones knows who really bombed the marathon! Spoiler alert: He thinks the government did it. As part of a conspiracy. Because he is a nut.

Weiner rises again! (No, I don't care about this. Yes, I only included it for the dick joke.)

And the gun bill looks like it's going to die.

V.22 No.16 | 4/18/2013

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Aftermath of Boston Marathon Attack

While the attack at the Boston Marathon is still being investigated, the stories have already started rolling in concerning the human cost, putting names and faces with the sobering numbers.

In the aftermath of an event like this, there are so many angles to take. And while there are reporters who are digging into the whos and whats of motive, perpetrators, and so on, it can be somewhat reassuring to see the kindness of people in uniting to overcome. There were the initial reports of people running straight from the finish line of the marathon to the hospital to give blood (something that is always in short supply after a tragedy. There was Patton Oswalt's reminder that mankind's goodness has almost always outweighed those who would do harm. And there was, of course, a nod to Mr. Rogers.

This taking place at a sporting event, though, there were uniting factors beyond the above-mentioned. The Boston Bruins have postponed their next game, originally scheduled to take place on Monday night. The Boston Celtics have canceled their last home game of the season, originally schedule for Tuesday night. And more than the logical steps of Boston stepping up security and delaying or canceling events, there have been showings of support from near and far.

Chicago—no stranger to misery in regard to sports, nor in terms of tragedy in their own streets—showed unity in their newspaper. New York had monuments that were displayed quickly and will, presumably, show much more support, both emotionally and financially. Even the London Marathon, amidst worries of their own, showed mental fortitude.

When disaster strikes, whether man-made or nature-related, there are so many different ways in which people react. It's incredible to see the world of sports doing what they can to contribute to the good.

V.22 No.15 |

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The Daily Word in Alamogordo's Africanized bees, rat-sized snails, a cow infestation and boobs

Remembering the Dingo Bar

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The Department of Corrections wants to move their Albuquerque-area parole office from Nob Hill to the Plaza Maya building downtown.

Alamogordo is a haven for Africanized, "killer" bees.

There's a cow problem in Rio Rancho.

There are rat-sized, tire-eating, meningitis-spreading SNAILS in Miami-Dade county.

Here's a link to the Boston Herald coverage of the marathon bombs. Here is a summary of what we actually know at this time.

A Marine helicopter crashed near the border of North Korea.

A large earthquake occurred in the border region of Pakistan and Iran.

One of the founders of Pirate Bay has been charged with hacking into a bank.

Important revelations from a French scientist on the necessity of bras and their relation to boob firmness.

It's "Michele Bachmann is a kook" time again.

Calling this a "phone" doesn't seem right.

Tycho Brahe's nose. And his moose.

Remembering Albuquerque's Dingo Bar.

20 years ago this month the demolition of Kowloon Walled City began.