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Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

WASHINGTON — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed late Wednesday when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate. The outcome was a stinging defeat for President Joe Biden and his party, […]

Airlines cancel some flights after reduced 5G rollout in US

DALLAS — Some flights to and from the U.S. were canceled on Wednesday even after AT&T and Verizon scaled back the rollout of high-speed wireless service that could interfere with aircraft technology that measures altitude. International carriers that rely heavily on the wide-body Boeing 777, and other Boeing aircraft, canceled early flights or switched to […]

Biden says Putin will pay ‘dear price’ if he invades Ukraine

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Wednesday he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine and warned President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a “dear price” in lives lost and a possible cutoff from the global banking system if it does. Biden, speaking at a news conference to mark his one-year anniversary in office, also […]

Colorado coal town grapples with future as plant shuts down

CRAIG, Colorado — In a quiet valley tucked away from Colorado’s bustling ski resorts, far from his hometown in northern Mexico, Trinidad Loya found a way to support his family’s American dream: Coal. He, his son and grandson — all named Trinidad Loya — worked for the coal plant in Craig, Colorado, with the eldest […]

US begins offering 1B free COVID tests, but many more needed

WASHINGTON — For the first time, people across the U.S. can log on to a government website and order free, at-home COVID-19 tests. But the White House push may do little to ease the omicron surge, and experts say Washington will have to do a lot more to fix the country’s long-troubled testing system. The […]

US, allies pledge unity on Russia; to do what isn’t as clear

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden largely has rallied European allies to pledge as one that they will take tough measures against Russia if it rolls troops into Ukraine. But when it comes to what exactly the United States and Europe are willing to do, the allies haven’t looked as united. Militarily, for example, the United […]

Three of Tonga’s smaller islands badly damaged by tsunami

SYDNEY — Three of Tonga’s smaller islands suffered serious damage from tsunami waves, officials and the Red Cross said Wednesday, as a wider picture begins to emerge of the destruction caused by the eruption of an undersea volcano near the Pacific archipelago nation. U.N. humanitarian officials report that about 84,000 people — more than 80% […]

Pioneering fashion journalist André Leon Talley dies at 73

NEW YORK — André Leon Talley, a towering and highly visible figure of the fashion world who made history as a rare Black editor in an overwhelmingly white industry, has died. He was 73. The death Tuesday of Talley, the influential former creative director and editor at large of Vogue magazine, was confirmed on his […]

Lobos add QB Miles Kendrick, transfer from Kansas

  For the second straight year, the University of New Mexico is adding a transfer quarterback — this time Miles Kendrick from Kansas — to help address a need the Lobos have experienced at that position under head coach Danny Gonzales. If Kendrick, a 5-foot-10, 205-pound dual threat, wins the starting job for the 2022 […]

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NM's GOP files lawsuit over new congressional map
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Suit asks judge to replace new ... Suit asks judge to replace new boundaries with a map proposed by the Citizen Redistricting Commit
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COVID tests out there ... somewhere
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Testing shortages are unnerving the public Testing shortages are unnerving the public
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Insurers pushed to settle archdiocese abuse claims
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Nearly 400 victims still in limbo ... Nearly 400 victims still in limbo four years after Santa Fe church filed for bankruptcy
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New COVID-19 cases set a record for third straight ...
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Officials say vaccines are lowering death ... Officials say vaccines are lowering death rates
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ABQ officials push tough-on-crime bills
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Legislation would increase penalties for firearms, ... Legislation would increase penalties for firearms, alter pretrial detention
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Northern NM still recovering from damaging December storm
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Governor signs order for disaster declaration ... Governor signs order for disaster declaration in Taos County
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Attorneys say MDC could not find inmates for hearings, ...
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On Thursday, one of Ryan Villa's ... On Thursday, one of Ryan Villa's clients was supposed to appear at a pretrial detention hearing — by way of a tablet in a ...
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Bill would set $15 minimum wage for state employees
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Move could increase pay of 1,200 ... Move could increase pay of 1,200 workers
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Watchdog group asks for online streaming of Senate committee
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Pro tem president argues public won't ... Pro tem president argues public won't be interested
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LFC report: Changing pretrial detention won’t lower crime
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A new report by Legislative Finance ... A new report by Legislative Finance Committee analysts found that low arrest, prosecution and conviction rates may have more to do with the crime ...