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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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Ski Santa Fe Opens To Crowds, But People Aren't Taking The Bus

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Ski Santa Fe opened to crowds of skiers but the new bus route from downtown Santa Fe to the ski basin remained mostly empty.

About 2,000 showed up to the slopes on Thursday, which was the opening day of Ski Santa Fe's 2015-16 winter season. The resort doesn't always open on Thanksgiving, but recent storms have brought 58 inches of snow already this year.

As for the bus, North Central Regional Transit District public information officer Jim Nagle says ridership numbers have been disappointing since the service began in late September.

  Six freshmen are paving the way for future Conroy Scholars at New Mexico State University.

In their first semester at NMSU, the scholarship recipients are meeting the challenges of honors courses, acclimating to a new environment and juggling the many responsibilities college students face.

The first-ever Conroy Scholars include Adam Brooks of Albuquerque, Angela Kearns of Las Cruces, Caroline Korte of Albuquerque, Guadalupe Ochoa of Tucson, Arizona, Haley Stewart of Oklahoma City and Leah Stiff of Yucaipa, California.

Woman Files Lawsuit For Marriage Equality In Tribal Court

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 Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up.

The Ak-Chin Indian Community doesn't recognize same-sex marriages and has a law that prohibits unmarried couples from living together. So Pablo is suing the tribe in tribal court to have her marriage validated.

State Charges Dropped In Fatal Stabbing

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State charges were dropped against two New Mexico prisoners suspected of fatally stabbing another inmate, but the prosecutor's office indicated that the case is going to be filed in federal court.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that no federal charges have yet been filed against Jerry Montoya and Jerry Armenta in the 2014 death of 34-year-old Javier Enrique Molina at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility.

Molina had been stabbed more than 40 times.

New Mexico To Receive $496 Million In Oil/Gas Revenues

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Oil and gas development and mineral production on federal and tribal lands in New Mexico have netted nearly a half-billion dollars in revenues for the state.

The U.S. Interior Department announced this week that more than three dozen states, 34 American Indian tribes, numerous counties and thousands of individual Indian mineral owners are getting disbursements from energy development during the last fiscal year.

New Mexico's share is $496 million, second behind Wyoming's $886 million.

State Supreme Court To Review Breaking-And-Entering Case

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The New Mexico Supreme Court will review the case of a man convicted of breaking-and-entering for placing his hand behind a window screen.

The Albuquerque Journal that the high court agreed to hear Anthony Holt's case in October.

Holt was convicted of breaking and entering but argued the law was ambiguous. He said putting his hands between a screen and a window wasn't the same as actually entering a home's interior.

New Mexico Court Orders New Trial In Excessive Force Case

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The New Mexico Court of Appeals is ordering a new trial in a civil case against the city of Clovis and three police officers accused of using excessive force in restraining a man in 2006.

The court ruled this week that a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of the estate of Juventino Hernandez of Mexico should be heard again.

Among the arguments, the court said Hispanics were unconstitutionally excluded from the jury when defense lawyers were allowed to use peremptory strikes against prospective Hispanic jurors.

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. 


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Real estate mogul Donald Trump this week stood firm by his claim that he saw a crowd of Muslim-Americans cheering in New Jersey following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, even though several of Trump’s Republican rivals backed away from those comments this week.

Meantime, a new poll showed Texas Senator Ted Cruz surged to second just behind Trump in Iowa. And Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders courted the African-American vote in Georgia and South Carolina.

The rate of deforestation in Brazil has increased by 16 percent over the past year, the country's Environment Ministry announced.

Brazil has often declared progress in reducing the rate of deforestation in the Amazon, but the government's own figures, released Thursday, show the challenges still facing the country.

As France held a national ceremony Friday in homage to the victims of this month's terrorist attacks, President François Hollande called on his compatriots to display the French flag in their homes.

For many Americans, it's something they would instinctively do after such a national trauma. But the French have an entirely different relationship with their flag.

In France, the flag flies on public buildings and is often waved at sporting events, but it is not traditionally a symbol people personally embrace.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala. bus to a white man. That act of protest and her arrest sparked one of the most famous civil rights actions in American history. Through the boycott, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. rose to national prominence, and the U.S. Supreme Court eventually outlawed segregation on public transportation.

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