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  • CAMPAIGN FINANCE-JUDICIARY

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Under a bill aimed at reducing reliance on private campaign donations in the judiciary, New Mexico could become the first state to offer public campaign financing to candidates seeking to serve as judges in general jurisdiction courts that handle the bulk of criminal and civil-law trials. The bill from Democratic Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth of Santa Fe and allied Sen. Katy Duhigg of Albuquerque is headed toward a likely Senate floor vote this week.

  • New Mexico reports 183 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 183 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths. The latest numbers increased the state's totals to 186,922 cases and 3,808 known deaths since the pandemic began. Bernalillo County, which includes metro Albuquerque, had 54 of the latest cases.

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  • Today in History 

Today is Monday, March 8, the 67th day of 2021. There are 298 days left in the year. 

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On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a Boeing 777 with 239 people on board, vanished during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, setting off a massive and ultimately unsuccessful search.

  • New Mexico reports 183 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 183 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths. The latest numbers increased the state's totals to 186,922 cases and 3,808 known deaths since the pandemic began. Bernalillo County, which includes metro Albuquerque, had 54 of the latest cases.

  • JUVENILE KILLED-HOMICIDE CASE

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Valencia County Sheriff's officials say deputies are investigating the death of an 11-year-old boy as a homicide case. They say deputies responded to multiple 911 calls around 3 p.m. Saturday about a disturbance. Deputies found the body of the boy in the front yard of a property in a Monterey Park neighborhood. The name of the boy hasn't been released.

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The Jan. 6 insurrection exposed major Capitol security failures, and a review by a task force led by retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré is urging Congress to revamp its security apparatus by adding hundreds of new police officers, creating a quick reaction force and installing a new fencing system.

Honoré and other members of the task force will host three bipartisan briefing sessions for lawmakers on Monday at the Capitol to discuss their findings and draft recommendations.

The CDC has issued new guidance for vaccinated people, giving the green-light to resume some pre-pandemic activities and relax precautions that have been in place.

Specifically, people who are fully vaccinated can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing masks or social distancing. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they have gotten the second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines (or two weeks after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

Updated at 11:35 a.m. ET

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill postponed the start of Derek Chauvin's trial in the killing of George Floyd on Monday, after an appeals court ordered him to reconsider his original decision to dismiss a third-degree murder charge against the former Minneapolis police officer. The decision came as a pool of potential jurors waited to start the selection process.

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt has announced he will not seek another term next year, making him the latest in a string of long-serving Senate Republicans to decline a reelection bid.

"There's still a lot to do and I look forward to every day this year and next year as I continue to work for you in the Senate," Blunt said in a video he shared on Twitter on Monday.

Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife, Asma, have tested positive for the coronavirus after experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms, his office said Monday.

The couple received PCR tests after experiencing minor symptoms consistent with the virus, according to an official statement from the presidential office, as reported by the state-controlled SANA news agency. Both are in "good health and in a stable condition," the statement said.

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