Regional
8:22 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Albuquerque Police Shoot, Kill Wanted Suspect

Albuquerque police fatally shot an armed suspect wanted by federal authorities Tuesday after a foot chase that temporarily shut down parts of the city, officials said.

Deputy Police Chief William Roseman told reporters that two officers shot Jeremy Joe Robertson, 33, after he fled plain-clothed officers at a gas station. Albuquerque police had been called to help with an investigation conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, police said.

At least two shots were fired, and the man died at the scene, Roseman said.

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Regional
8:21 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Lawmaker Suggests Revamping Film Incentive Cap

A state legislator says New Mexico should consider lifting a cap on film production tax incentives.

Senate Democratic Whip Tim Keller of Albuquerque said the incentives to attract film and TV production are cost effective based on a newly released study performed by an independent consulting firm.

The study found film production spending had generated nearly 15,900 jobs and economic output of $1.5 billion over nearly five years.

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Regional
8:20 am
Wed July 23, 2014

House GOP: Send National Guard, Speed Deportations

House Republicans want to send National Guard personnel to the nation's southern border to speed removal of unaccompanied young migrants.

The recommendations Wednesday from a working group established by House Speaker John Boehner put the House on a collision course with the Democrat-controlled Senate.

A Senate bill would spend $2.7 billion to address the border crisis but doesn't include any of the policy changes embraced by the House GOP.

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The Two-Way
7:53 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Book News: Booker Prize, Now Open To U.S. Authors, Longlists 5 Americans

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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All Tech Considered
7:34 am
Wed July 23, 2014

A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We're Gone

A proposed law might determine what happens to our online accounts when we die. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.
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Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions — precious stones, gilded weapons, and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won't get buried with us. Our archived Facebook messages, old email chains, and even Tinder exchanges will hover untouched in the online cloud when we die.

Or maybe not.

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The Two-Way
7:01 am
Wed July 23, 2014

White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza

Palestinians walk through the rubble of damaged houses minutes after they were hit in an Israeli strike, in Gaza City on Wednesday.
Khalil Hamra AP

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 7:53 am

A top White House adviser says any cease-fire agreement between Israel and Palestinians must include the demilitarization of Gaza.

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, White House adviser Tony Blinken said "that needs to be the end result."

"There has to be some way forward that does not involve Hamas having the ability to continue to rain down rockets on Israeli civilians," Blinken said.

Steve then asked if this means the U.S. endorsed Israel's demand that Hamas give up its weapons.

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The Two-Way
6:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Dutch Day Of Mourning, As Remains Of Some MH17 Victims Come Home

A woman lights a candle near flowers and candles placed in honor of three citizens — a mother, her 17-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son — who were among the victims of flight MH17 in Delft, Netherlands on Wednesday.
Phil Nijhuis AP

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 8:19 am

Update at 10:17 a.m. ET. Planes Land:

In its first national day of mourning in more than half a century, the Netherlands came to a standstill as two planes carrying the remains of some victims who died after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine, came home.

King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima and Prime Minister Mark Rutte waited at the Eindhoven airport along with relatives of the 193 Dutch residents .

Our Original Post Continues:

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Regional
6:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

New Mexico Medicinal Cannabis Producers Say Reforms Need To Address Access and Security Issues

Mandy Denson is the Co-owner of Compassionate Distributors dispensary, Ruidoso- she says the New Mexico medicinal program needs to be more conscious of challenges posed by federal prohibition.
Credit Simon Thompson

Mandy Denson co-owns Compassionate Distributors dispensary in Ruidoso. She says when medicinal marijuana was approved in New Mexico and dispensaries started setting up shop they were mainly in the northern part of the state.

“Our portion of the state in southeastern New Mexico is very poor I grew up in Roswell so I am familiar with the general demographics ". She says.

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Shots - Health News
5:58 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It

Fun hikes offer health benefits for kids of every shape and size.
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Kids can be cruel, especially about weight. So you might think overweight or obese children know all too well that they're heavy — thanks to playground politics. But that's not necessarily so, according to government data covering about 6,100 kids and teens ages 8-15.

About 30 percent "misperceived" their weight status (underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese), according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. (The CDC bases those categories on body mass index, adjusted for gender and age.)

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