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US official: Migrants who died cleared inland checkpoint

SAN ANTONIO — The tractor-trailer at the center of a human-smuggling attempt that left 53 people dead had passed through an inland U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint with migrants inside the sweltering rig earlier in its journey, a U.S. official said Thursday. The truck went through the checkpoint on Interstate 35 located 26 miles (42 kilometers) […]

Supreme Court: Biden can end Trump-era asylum policy

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Thursday the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration courts, a victory for a White House that still must address the growing number of people seeking refuge at America’s southern border. The ruling will have little immediate […]

Judge to block Florida abortion ban; Kentucky ban on hold

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida judge said Thursday that he will temporarily block a 15-week ban on abortions in his state, but his bench ruling won’t take effect before the ban becomes law Friday — an issue that could cause confusion for patients as well as abortion providers. Meanwhile, a Kentucky judge temporarily blocked that […]

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led states will ban or severely limit abortion immediately, while […]

Killing of Mexican reporter may be linked to local politics

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — Mexico’s president said Thursday that the killing of a reporter in the northern border state of Tamaulipas — the 12th so far this year in Mexico — may be linked to local politics. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said federal prosecutors have taken over the investigation of the killing of reporter […]

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NATO vows to guard ‘every inch of territory’ as Russia fumes

MADRID — An unstable world could get even more dangerous if NATO does not remain strong and united, the head of the alliance said Thursday at the end of a summit where Western leaders labeled Russia “a direct threat” to the security of their nations. During their three-day meeting in Madrid, NATO members confronted a […]

Poland completes Belarus border wall to keep migrants out

WARSAW, Poland — A year after migrants started crossing into the European Union from Belarus to Poland, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and top security officials visited the border area on Thursday to mark the completion of a new steel wall. On Friday, Polish authorities will also lift a state of emergency along the border […]

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Officials, conservation groups celebrate expansion of NM Game and Fish Marquez Wildlife Management Area

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Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman on Supreme ...
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Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in ... Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Thursday, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation's ...
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Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions
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Decision could complicate government efforts to ... Decision could complicate government efforts to combat climate change
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Supreme Court: Biden can end Trump-era asylum policy
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The Supreme Court said Thursday the ... The Supreme Court said Thursday the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. ...
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Petition to NM high court seeks probe of Trump ...
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Request to Supreme Court asks for ... Request to Supreme Court asks for action in fake electors case
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Fish and Wildlife changes wolf management
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US agency restricts permits to relocate, ... US agency restricts permits to relocate, kill Mexican wolves
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NM Supreme Court upholds 2021 release of alleged serial ...
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DA's office laments state's 'broken revolving-door ... DA's office laments state's 'broken revolving-door system' for crime
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Getting down to basics for needy children
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Undies for Everyone helps supply underserved ... Undies for Everyone helps supply underserved children in APQ and across the country
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Man charged in ABQ rape while awaiting trial in ...
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All three cases against him stem ... All three cases against him stem from a six-month period in 2021
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APD hopes to expand its Digital Intelligence Team
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The team of three uses social ... The team of three uses social media, phone data and more to help solve crimes
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Española's Anna C. Martinez named Albuquerque's sixth Poet Laureate
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She will serve a two-year term ... She will serve a two-year term beginning July 1 and will lead a community outreach project