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Russia, France Agree To Cooperate In The Fight Against ISIS

In the last leg of his diplomatic tour to win support for a coordinated effort against ISIS, French President Francois Hollande on Thursday secured a pledge of cooperation from Russian President Vladimir Putin.NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports for our Newscast unit:"With both countries still reeling from ISIS-claimed attacks that killed hundreds of their citizens, Hollande traveled to Russia to ask President Vladimir Putin to focus his offensive against ISIS, and not other opposition groups to...
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Doña Ana County approved a series of resolutions to support the New Mexico Association of Counties legislative priorities for the 2016 session.

The New Mexico Association of Counties lobbies on behalf of all the counties in New Mexico. Commissioner Ben Rawson says it’s important to work with coalitions to help get things done.

“Any time we build a coalition with other people,” Rawson said. “It helps us advance an agenda, so it’s always beneficial to be able to have other people we can work together with on issues.”

White Sands National Monument

  Alamogordo, N.M. – The public is invited to join in a special holiday open house at White Sands National Monument on Friday, December 4, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 

NMSU Hires Eager New Rodeo Coach

18 hours ago

  New Mexico State University has hired a new rodeo coach, Logan Corbett, from Murray, Kentucky, set to start next semester.

Corbett graduated from Murray State University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. He competed on the collegiate rodeo team at MSU for four years in bareback riding, as well as some bull riding and team roping. Corbett competed at the College National Finals Rodeo in bareback riding in 2012 and 2013.

  Commentary:  Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist.           

Socialism has a mixed reputation in America, leading many to the conclusion Bernie would ruin us.  That's not true.  He's not proposing something new: we already have housing subsidies, food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, to name a few.  Bernie talks about a “democratic social revolution” through the ballot box, exactly the kind of change our Constitution provides for.

North Texas Families Sue Drillers Over Water Contamination

19 hours ago

Two families in rural North Texas have sued oil and gas drilling companies for contamination of their water wells.

The state's oil and gas regulator, the Texas Railroad Commission, said in a report that one of the family's well water contained chemicals that may pose "adverse health effects" and an "explosion hazard."  The agency attributed the contamination to a "natural occurrence in the groundwater" and recommended the family vent its water well.

Storm Brings Poor Conditions To Northern New Mexico

19 hours ago

A mass of cold air that moved through northeastern New Mexico on Thursday brought a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow.

The wintry weather began moving into the state Wednesday evening, is expected to peak Friday and likely to taper off on Saturday.

National Weather Service meteorologist Kerry Jones says the cold front brought mostly freezing rain by midday Thursday, though there were reports of snow near Clayton, Trinidad and Raton Pass.

The wintry precipitation is a result of a warm, moist air stream mixing with colder air.

Report: Pope Francis Visiting Juarez In February

Nov 26, 2015

The National Catholic Reporter says Pope Francis will visit four cities in Mexico in February, ending his trip with a visit to Juarez.

In May, Low Staffing levels at the Doña Ana County Detention Facility forced County Officials to close the Juvenile Detention Center and move detainees to a portion of the adult facility that was completely separated by both sight and sound. Detention Center Director Chris Barela says it’s a difficult job, made that much harder when the detention center is short staffed.

Obama Administration: States May Not Refuse To Accept Syrian Refugees

Nov 25, 2015

The Obama administration is reminding state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees.

A letter sent Wednesday by the Office of Refugee Resettlement says states may not deny benefits and services to refugees based on a refugee's country of origin or religious affiliation.

County Will Not Censure Sheriff

Nov 25, 2015

Dona Ana County commissioners will not pursue a censure of County Sheriff Enrique "Kiki" Vigil, based on findings of a personnel investigator.

County Commission Chairman Billy Garrett said on Tuesday that the investigation cleared the sheriff of allegations made against him by an employee who has since resigned.

A censure is a public reprimand by county commissioners.

Vigil filed a federal lawsuit last month alleging that the commissioners had started the personnel investigation in retaliation and in an attempt to interfering with his First Amendment rights.


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France paid homage today to those who died in terrorist attacks in Paris two weeks ago. The names of the 130 people killed were read at a national memorial service at a historic military building in Paris called Les Invalides.

President Francois Hollande delivered a speech, saying France would continue to defend the values for which the victims were killed.

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Two years ago my mom fell at home and ended up being admitted to the ICU with four broken ribs and internal injuries. She was lucky. After two weeks in the hospital and a few more in a rehab unit she was back home, using her new blue walker to get around.

It's Thanksgiving week, and Team PCHH is enjoying some downtime, which makes it a perfect moment to bring you a special show. On Oct. 31 — a few hours before our live show with Fred Armisen — I sat down for a chat here in Washington with Trevor Noah, who was then about a month into his gig as the host of The Daily Show.

(I should also add that he had his appendix out four days later, so who knows? Maybe this was the very last interview for which his appendix was present.)

Dear Pope Francis,

We're excited to welcome you to Uganda. Catholics make up nearly half of the Christian population here — and they're eager to meet you!

Our's is a lovely country. Buzzfeed ranked us the 13th most beautiful country in the world! (But of course, we think it's No. 1.)

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