Regional
12:19 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

A Big Primary Election In Texas

 

Establishment Republicans fell to tea party insurgents in Indiana and Nebraska. Could the same happen in Texas?

Political insiders nationwide will be watching Tuesday when long-serving Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst squares off with tea party favorite Ted Cruz.

Both are seeking the Republican nomination to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

It could be another incarnation of Indiana voters rejecting Senate veteran Richard Lugar, and Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer upsetting two better-known U.S. Senate candidates.

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Regional
12:18 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

A New Mexico Congressional Race Filled With Controversy

 

One candidate was living with a woman accused of trying to bilk $3.2 million from a Santa Fe hospital. Another had 11 arrest warrants issued again him in recent years for traffic tickets. A third has a history of falling behind on her property taxes.

A tight three-way race is bringing out some of the worst about candidates for the June 5th Democratic primary for Albuquerque's 1st Congressional District seat.

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Movies
12:00 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

A Selective Preview Of Summer Movies

Pixar's Brave follows the independent and courageous Merida (voice by Kelly Macdonald).
Pixar

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 1:01 pm

Forget the calendar. With The Avengers, Battleship, and Men In Black already battling aliens at the multiplex, Hollywood's summer has arguably been under way for weeks.

No doubt, the tent-pole blockbusters — Ridley Scott's Prometheus, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Bourne Legacy, and the rest — will offer plenty of entertainment value, but there are a couple of hardy, resourceful little girls you might want to attend to, too.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (June 27)

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Regional
12:00 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Monday BusinessWatch

Every Monday at 7:51am on Morning Edition, Fred Martino covers the week's top local business stories with Las Cruces Sun News Business Editor Brook Stockberger.  Subscribe to our podcast on the right side of this page so you never miss a segment.

All Tech Considered
11:46 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Vintage Spy Plane Gives High-Tech Drone A Run For Its Money

The Air Force's U-2 spy plane first took flight in August 1955 and has been in commission ever since.
USAF Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 28, 2012 2:01 pm

In the early days of the Cold War, the U-2 spy plane helped the U.S. collect intelligence on Soviet military operations. It was a relatively unknown aircraft until May 1, 1960, when U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashed one in the Soviet Union. (Powers spent nearly two years in Soviet prisons before he was released.)

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U.S.
11:27 am
Mon May 28, 2012

In Sweat Lodge, Vets Find Healing 'Down To The Core'

Veterans make preparations for a sweat lodge ceremony at Salt Lake City's Veterans Affairs center.
Taki Telonidis for NPR

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 5:38 am

Substance abuse. Violence. Even thoughts of suicide. These are some of the problems that many veterans returning home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are struggling with.

Today it's called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, but it has affected veterans going back much farther. While doctors and researchers put enormous efforts into developing new treatments, one group of veterans in Salt Lake City is finding relief in a very old tradition: a Native American sweat lodge.

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Africa
11:09 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Islamist Tops Egypt's Vote Count, But Run-off Needed

Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate, was the leading vote getter in Egypt's presidential election last week. But he did not get an outright majority and will face a run-off on June 16-17 against a former prime minister. He's shown here during a campaign rally.
Fredrik Persson AP

The runoff vote for Egypt's next president will pit the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate against the last prime minister to serve under Hosni Mubarak, according to full official results released Monday by the election commission.

Commission chief Farouq Sultan told a news conference that the Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq, a former air force commander and a longtime friend of the ousted leader, were the top two finishers in the first round of voting held on May 23-24.

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Middle East
9:07 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Ex-Mubarak PM, Islamist In Egyptian Runoff

Originally published on Mon May 28, 2012 10:43 am

In Egypt, Ahmed Shafiq and the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Morsi, will face each other in a runoff election next month. David Greene talks with NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson about what these results might mean for Egypt's future.

Regional
7:44 am
Mon May 28, 2012

NM Veterans Face Higher Unemployment Rate

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Soldiers who have returned to New Mexico in recent years are struggling to find jobs, a trend that's been happening nationwide.

The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/KmZ01X)reports state officials say younger veterans are facing higher jobless rates.

New Mexico Department of Veterans' Services Secretary Timothy Hale says the unemployment rate of the newest veterans consistently runs two percentage points higher than the rate among civilians nationwide.

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Regional
7:43 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Motorists Face Possible Delays From I-25 Work

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Department of Transportation says a nighttime construction project could cause delays this week for motorists on Interstate 25 near Santa Fe.

The agency says northbound interstate traffic will be restricted to one lane starting Tuesday night on part of a hill known as La Bajada.

Pavement is being milled and new asphalt applied on the interstate for about one mile starting at the Cochiti exit south of Santa Fe.

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