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WNBA star Brittney Griner ordered to trial Friday in Russia

MOSCOW — Shackled and looking wary, WNBA star Brittney Griner was ordered Monday to stand trial by a court near Moscow on cannabis possession charges, about 4 1/2 months after her arrest at an airport while returning to play for a Russian team. The Phoenix Mercury center and two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist also was […]

Supreme Court’s abortion ruling sets off new court fights

NEW ORLEANS — Judges temporarily blocked abortion bans Monday in Louisiana and Utah, while a federal court in South Carolina said a law sharply restricting the procedure would take effect there immediately as the battle over whether women may end pregnancies shifted from the nation’s highest court to courthouses around the country. The U.S. Supreme […]

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 […]

EXPLAINER: What’s the impact of a Russian debt default?

LONDON — Russia has defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution more than a century ago, further alienating the country from the global financial system following sanctions imposed over its war in Ukraine. Moscow owed $100 million in interest on one bond priced in dollars and one priced in […]

Families brace for changes to pandemic-era free school meals

ESSEX, Vt. — Before the pandemic, there was no room in the budget for Kate Murphy’s children to buy lunch at school. She and her husband would buy in bulk and make bag lunches at home. So the free school meals that were made available to students nationwide amid the crisis have brought welcome relief, […]

Anti-abortion centers to grow, wield more influence post-Roe

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “Woman’s Choice,” the sign proclaims in bold pink letters. But despite promising abortion information and free pregnancy testing, the facility in Charleston, West Virginia, is designed to steer women facing an unwanted pregnancy away from choosing an abortion. That will become much easier now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that […]

No reruns: Committee tries new approach to break through

NEW YORK — As television programming goes, expectations were widespread that the Jan. 6 committee hearings would essentially be reruns. Instead, they have been much more. The five sessions have revealed a storyteller’s eye, with focus, clarity, an understanding of how news is digested in modern media, and strong character development — even if former […]

What to watch in primaries in Colorado, Illinois, elsewhere

NEW YORK — Seven states are set to host primary elections Tuesday as the nation comes to terms with last week’s stunning Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion. This week’s nominating contests could offer the first clues as to whether the political landscape has shifted. Abortion is particularly relevant in Colorado, […]

Zelenskyy tells G-7 summit Ukraine forces face urgent moment

ELMAU, Germany — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday underscored the urgency of helping his country’s military improve its position against Russia in a video meeting with leading economic powers, who in turn pledged to support Ukraine “for as long as it takes.” Zelenskyy addressed the delicacy of the moment for Ukraine in its war […]

Death toll of children in Afghanistan quake rises to 155

GAYAN, Afghanistan — The death toll of children in last week’s devastating earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan has risen to at least 155, the United Nations said as the scope of the deadliest quake to hit the impoverished country in two decades comes into focus. The U.N.’s humanitarian coordination organization, OCHA, said on Sunday that another […]

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Governor issues order aimed at protecting abortion access in ...
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Three days after the U.S. Supreme ... Three days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a landmark abortion ruling, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday signed an executive order aimed at ...
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VA clinics in northern NM to stay open
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New Mexico's U.S. senators announced on ... New Mexico's U.S. senators announced on Twitter Monday that Veterans Affairs clinics in New Mexico are no longer at risk of closing. The Department ...
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New Mexico paid sick leave law set to take ...
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The Healthy Workplaces Act applies to ... The Healthy Workplaces Act applies to all private businesses
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How does New Mexico's paid sick leave law work?
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Q&A about the new law Q&A about the new law
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NM department heads, others didn't disclose financial info
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Elected officials, the leaders of state ... Elected officials, the leaders of state agencies and certain other appointees are required to file annual disclosures
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Police looking for info after shooting on I-40
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  Albuquerque police are asking for ...   Albuquerque police are asking for the public's help after someone was shot in the legs while driving on the interstate two and a ...
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Supreme Court backs coach in praying on field after ...
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The Supreme Court said Monday that ... The Supreme Court said Monday that a high school football coach who knelt and prayed on the field after games was protected by the ...
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APD: 2 shot to death in west Albuquerque
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Officials says victims 'appear to be ... Officials says victims 'appear to be related'
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New Mexico's Top Workplaces 2022: Full list
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The Journal's 10th annual Top ... The Journal's 10th annual Top Workplaces program celebrates employers that are getting it right.
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Rains ease drought, but flooding threats loom
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In the past two weeks, some ... In the past two weeks, some parts of New Mexico have received more than half of their typical annual rainfall. The persistent rain is ...