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4 runaway teens arrested after armed robbery in New MexicoSANTA ROSA, N.M.

Gov. Lujan Grisham avoid to fight any 'consent decree' on ed

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she wants to avoid long-term court oversight of the state's public education stemming from a landmark lawsuit.Lujan Grisham told reporters on Monday that her administration will mount a vigorous legal defense and is against any consent decree involving the state's education system.A judge ruled last year that New Mexico's public education system violates the state Constitution when it comes providing for at-risk students.The newly elected Democrat took office pledging she would not appeal the decision.

University of New Mexico to partner in moon rock studies

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers at New Mexico's flagship university are among nine teams selected by NASA to study pieces of the moon that have been carefully stored and have remained untouched for decades.The University of New Mexico says it will share in a total of $8 million that has been awarded to the teams.Thomas Zurbuchen is with NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C.

Liberal New Mexico lawmakers see friction with moderates

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By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general said Monday his office is investigating a nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities find work as advocates are suing over what they describe as "sweatshop jobs."Hector Balderas said his office is looking into allegations that Adelante Development Center is underpaying employees. The review also will examine the practice statewide and could include other providers that offer similar services."This is a vulnerable population and they deserve additional protections.

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The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee said he will step down amid allegations of corruption into the successful bid for Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympics.

Tsunekazu Takeda, 71, is a former Olympic equestrian jumper who competed at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics. He is also the chair of the International Olympic Committee's Marketing Commission.

He maintains his innocence, and intends to serve out the rest of his 10th term as president, resigning in June. He'll also step down from the IOC.

Authorities are looking into whether the suspect in last week's terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand was inspired by an emerging, European-based breed of white nationalism. The identitarian movement, formed in France in 2016, broadly believes that white people in Europe and North America are being displaced by non-European immigrants.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev says he will resign the post he has held for nearly 30 years, abruptly announcing the end of an era that began in 1990. But Nazarbaev, 78, also said he'll keep several key official posts, in a speech that aired on national TV Tuesday.

In the former Soviet bloc, formerly comprised of 15 countries, Nazarbaev is the only long-standing leader to sustain power for three decades. The president of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov died in 2016 after his presidential reign of 26 years.

From the front, the unassuming Nashville building that's home to Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Studio looks like a place more likely to house drab offices than creative labor. In fact, its proprietor confirms a call center once operated inside its walls before he bought the facility and had tracking and control rooms built to his specifications.

As floodwaters begin to recede, Vice President Pence announced in a tweet that he will visit Nebraska on Tuesday to take stock of the devastation.

His visit comes as 74 cities, 65 counties and four tribal areas have declared states of emergency in Nebraska, according to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.

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