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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the death of Navajo Code Talker and state Sen. John Pinto (all times local):3:40 p.m.Navajo Nation officials are expressing their sadness and condolences over the death of New Mexico state Sen.

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The Latest: Governor: Navajo lawmaker was American heroSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is paying tribute to deceased Navajo Code Talker and state Sen.

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Man faces life in prison for child sexual abuse convictionsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a San Felipe Pueblo man faces life in prison after being convicted by a jury of two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.The U.S. Attorney's Office for New Mexico says a life sentence is mandatory for 48-year-old Tyrone Coriz because he had a previous federal conviction for a sex crime in 1992 involving a different victim.Federal court jurors in Albuquerque convicted Coriz in the latest case on Wednesday.

  • FILM-COMEBACK TRAIL

Big names headed to New Mexico to film 'The Comeback Trail'SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman soon will be on their way to New Mexico to start work on "The Comeback Trail."The feature film will begin shooting in early June in Albuquerque, Tojajilee and other locations. Work is expected to last about a month and will include more than a dozen New Mexico actors and about 300 extras.Directed by George Gallo, the film is about two movie producers who owe money to the mob.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A woman who oversees regulatory compliance at a private medical practice in southern New Mexico has been named to the state's fledgling ethics commission.Republican House minority leader James Townsend announced Thursday his appointment of Judy Villanueva of Carlsbad to the seven-member commission.A news release says Villanueva previously held administrative posts at Texas Tech University and El Paso Community College. Townsend credits Villanueva with being fair and thorough.

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Back in 2016 came a big announcement from the Treasury Department.

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UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: The United States currency is in for the first changes in a long time.

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It involved several bills, most notably, the 20. President Andrew Jackson's face would be replaced by that of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Here's then-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talking about the decision on "PBS NewsHour."

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At the turn of the 20th Century, millions of African Americans moved from the rural South to the country's Northern cities in search of a new beginning. That time of discovery, awakening and Renaissance came to be known as The Great Migration.

New York commuters have reason to cheer: the Subway Brake Bandit apparently has been apprehended, authorities announced on Friday.

Brooklyn resident Isaiah Thompson, 23, allegedly spent months furtively yanking emergency brakes on city subway trains at least 40 times, prompting as many as 700 trains, along with their riders, to be delayed.

The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved a gene therapy for a rare childhood disorder that is now the most expensive drug on the market. It costs $2.125 million per patient.

But for those patients lucky enough to get it, it appears it can save their lives with a one-time treatment.

Three-year-old Donovan Weisgarber is one of those patients. When he was born he seemed perfectly healthy. But within weeks, it became clear something was terribly wrong.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

Back in 2016 came a big announcement from the Treasury Department.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: The United States currency is in for the first changes in a long time.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

It involved several bills, most notably, the 20. President Andrew Jackson's face would be replaced by that of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Here's then-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talking about the decision on "PBS NewsHour."

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "PBS NEWSHOUR")

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