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V.27 No.21 | 5/24/2018
Baked Goods

Baked Goods

Calling All Bandwagoneers

Former attorney general comments on cannabis

Former Attorney General Eric Holder winks, Ultra Health donates to UNM research fund and N.M. ranks high in drug problems.
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The Daily Word in Rolling Stone Magazine's new boss, police oversight in Albuquerque and a deadly tornado

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New Mexico's wild horses may wind up at the slaughterhouse.

Albuquerque is going to evaluate Albuquerque's police oversight system.

Keanu Reeves got a bit chubby.

The 22 year old son of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner is now in charge of the magazine.

Taco Bell has a breakfast taco.

There's a lot of fake silk in Beijing.

NYT article about the massive tornado in Oklahoma yesterday. This lady found her dog, though!

Senate panel: Apple "among America's largest tax avoiders."

Eric Holder knows NOTHING.

Can't get enough of that sponsored content!

Jimmy Page's unused soundtrack for Kenneth Anger's Lucifer Rising.

Happy birthday, (Albuquerque resident) Mr. T!

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Deming Gun Trial Ends but Larger Closure Remains Elusive

Less than a day after we went to press with this week’s feature profiling the Reese family of Deming and their trial for conspiracy, false statements and gun smuggling, the jury returned with a verdict.

Three of the family members were found guilty of making false statements on federal ATF forms. U.S. government prosecutors insisted throughout the trial that the Reeses knowingly sold weapons to so-called straw buyers, or middlemen, who were purchasing guns on behalf of dangerous Mexican drug cartels. Apparently the jury agreed, to a limited extent.

Yet with the possible exception of 20-year-old Remington (acquitted of all charges), it’s still hard to find the clear winner in this case.

The Reeses’ lives will certainly never be the same. Three of them are now convicted felons facing more jail time. While they may be able to petition for the restoration of their gun ownership rights, I doubt the ATF (which launched the undercover investigation of the family) will let them return to their longtime livelihoods of gun dealing.

The agency itself has been raked over the coals for losing track of guns that were purchased out of Arizona by known “straw buyers,” or middlemen. Many of those guns were subsequently trafficked into Mexico and used to deadly effect.

And the trial opened on the heels of a successful (and largely partisan) effort to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over Operation Fast and Furious. Supporters of the family that I spoke to outside of the courtroom were convinced that the U.S. government was trying to use the case to deflect attention away from their own malfeasance.

Meanwhile, violent bloodletting in Mexico (not to mention here in the U.S.) continues unabated.

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The Daily Word in hot water, Vegas odds and animals gone wild

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A House of Representatives committee could vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over Operation Fast and Furious documents.

Ecuador's embassy in London may now be the only thing standing between Wikileaks leader Julian Assange and extradition to Sweden.

Egypt seizes with new political and constitutional upheaval as conflicting reports over ousted President Mubarak's failing health circulate.

China's reserves of rare earth minerals—essential to production of high-tech devices—are dwindling due to "excessive mining," says report.

Interactive map of West Africa's devastating drought conditions.

May's global hot flashes are not relenting in June.

Vegas roulette wheel beats 114 billion to one odds.

New state department study counts 20.9 million worldwide victims of modern slavery.

Charter schools may be underperforming when it comes to serving disabled students.

Former inmate now exonerated testifies before Senate subcommittee that solitary confinement in prisons "by its design is driving men insane."

Wildlife conservation group says black bears around the Duke City are being egregiously eliminated from the area.

Charlie Sheen's surge of "tiger blood" was in fact a "psychotic break."

Handy tip: If you're squeamish about squid sperm ruining your calamari dinner, remove the internal organs before cooking it.

Water tanks in NYC as public art.

Amorous prehistoric turtles immortalized.

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The Daily Word: Weinergate, Motorboating A Reporter, Breaking Bad Season 4 Trailer

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Weinergate continues to gain steam after Rep. Weiner's angry exchange with reporters.

Albuquerque middle school student dies from head injury he suffered on campus.

Sarah Palin met Donald Trump in New York for a crazy person pizza summit.

Los Lunas pastor arrested and charged with sexual assault.

F-16s scrambled after midflight fight.

E. Coli tainted cucumbers spread across Europe.

ACLU fights to get porn into South Carolina prisons.

Attorney General Eric Holder orders HBO to make at least one more season of The Wire.

ZOMG! Breaking Bad season 4 trailer!

Miami Heat win the first game of the NBA Finals.

Good news: those rumored Blake Lively nude photos are fake.

The world’s oldest mathematical object.

Reactions from people who don't know what The Onion is.

New spiny-headed Cambrian anomalocaridid revealed by scientists.

Rampage Jackson tries to motorboat a reporter during a post-fight interview.

Interrupting old man is my new hero.

DC Comics hits the reset button.

Rapper Sean Kingston is in stable condition after jet-ski accident.

The 13 best lawyers in comic books.

In praise of that guy who was always screaming on old comic book covers.

First 3 minutes of True Blood season 4!

Happy Birthday René Auberjonois!!!