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 By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Operations at the federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico resumed Friday as managers acknowledged there was radioactive waste in the area where a portion of the underground facility's ceiling collapsed earlier this week.The acknowledgement came a day after the U.S. Energy Department announced there had been a rock fall at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

By GLEN ROSALES, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Any talk of a trap game did not get much attention from No. 23 Boise State in practice this week.The Broncos went out and played against a struggling New Mexico team as if a huge game was not looming on their schedule next week against No. 14 Utah State."This week, it was all about New Mexico," Broncos coach Bryan Harsin said.

Child in 911 recording after shooting: 'Mommy got hit'

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GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A series of 911 recordings show authorities received multiple reports of a shooting that killed four people and injured a fifth at a New Mexico home. One of the calls came from a child who says, "My mommy got hit."The calls reporting the domestic shooting Tuesday in the Navajo Nation community of Tsayatoh were released two days later to the Gallup Independent newspaper in response to a public records request.Authorities say the gunman was among the deceased.

Democrat expected to take US House seat despite challenge

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By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Xochitl Torres Small is expected to take her U.S. House seat in southern New Mexico despite a pending court challenge to inspect certain ballots, the New Mexico secretary of state's office said Friday.New Mexico Secretary of State spokesman Alex Curtas said the office is scheduled to certify results by Nov. 27 that will show, according to unofficial results, Torres Small defeating Republican Yvette Herrell."That is not expected to change," Curtas said.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. Senate resolution has been introduced to designate November as Native American Heritage month.The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Friday announced the resolution sponsored by Sens. John Hoeven, a North Dakota Republican, and Tom Udall, a New Mexico Democrat.

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Over the summer, Washington Post reporter John Woodrow Cox saw an array of items on display at an expo in Orlando, Fla. He and fellow reporter Steven Rich went on to investigate whether any of the technology being promoted and sold really helps save lives.

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On the morning of his 23rd birthday, Leonel Salas is just getting off the fireline after battling the Woolsey fire all night in Southern California.

"[We] can't get any rest while we're on the lines," he says.

He's exhausted after working for 24 hours, but relieved to be at the base camp in Camarillo where there are hot meals, sleeping pods and mobile showers.

Salas and his crew have been on the job for over a week now. When he got the call to head out to the fire he didn't even have the chance to say goodbye to his parents.

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