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New Mexico: State in the United States
New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern region of the United States of America; its capital is Santa Fe, which was founded in 1610 as capital of Nuevo México, while its largest city is Albuquerque with its accompanying metropolitan area. It is one of the Mountain States and shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. New Mexico is also bordered by the state of Texas to the east-southeast, Oklahoma to the northeast, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua to the south and Sonora to the southwest. With an estimated population of 2,096,829 as of the July 1, 2019, U.S. Census Bureau estimate, New Mexico is the 36th largest state by population. With a total area of 121,590 sq mi (314,900 km2), it is the fifth-largest and sixth-least densely populated of the 50 states. Due to their geographic locations, northern and eastern New Mexico exhibit a colder, alpine climate, while western and southern New Mexico exhibit a warmer, arid climate.

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Welcome Back: 2-Time Escaped Convict Nabbed After 46 Years On The Lam [Video]

Welcome Back: 2-Time Escaped Convict Nabbed After 46 Years On The Lam

An escaped convict shot and wounded a rookie Denver police officer in October of 1971. He was caught and convicted in 1973, but escaped from prison again the following year. Newser reports his second..

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People Are Drinking Hand Sanitizer And Dying As A Result [Video]

People Are Drinking Hand Sanitizer And Dying As A Result

People are getting sick and even dying after swallowing hand sanitizer, reports CNN. Four died and others have suffered impaired vision or seizures, the CDC says. Hand sanitizer is everywhere and is..

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"I Am Become Death": 75th Anniversary of the First Nuclear Explosion [Video]

"I Am Become Death": 75th Anniversary of the First Nuclear Explosion

“Now, I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.” It is the 75th Anniversary of the detonation of the first ever nuclear bomb. On 16 July 1945, the ‘Trinity’ nuclear test plunged humanity into..

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Drinking Hand Sanitizer Leaves Three Dead, Three In Critical Condition, One Blind [Video]

Drinking Hand Sanitizer Leaves Three Dead, Three In Critical Condition, One Blind

In New Mexico, three people have died, three are in critical condition, and one is permanently blind after drinking hand sanitizer. According to CNN, they were poisoned by methanol, which is a common..

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Man shot in New Mexico protest over sculpture [Video]

Man shot in New Mexico protest over sculpture

[NFA] Activists blamed members of a heavily-armed volunteer militia for instigating violence after demonstrators tried to pull down an Albuquerque monument. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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“It was like unfinished business,” the former Denver officer said of finding the fugitive, who had been living under an alias in New Mexico for decades.
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New Mexico oil boom towns hope worst is over

In Artesia, one in 5 workers were directly employed by oil and gas companies. Businesses that provide services for the industry have also seen revenues dry up.
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Man who escaped from Colorado prison 4 decades ago was living in New Mexico under fake name, FBI says

Luis Archuleta was arrested by FBI authorities in New Mexico where he had been living for almost four decades under another name.  
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New Mexico officer facing second-degree murder charges in chokehold death of Antonio Valenzuela

Las Cruces Police Officer Christopher Smelser is now facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of Antonio Valenzuela.
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Coronavirus updates: Nevada, New Mexico renew restrictions; Kentucky requires masks starting Friday; Oregon reports largest daily case count

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Rudolfo Anaya, a Father of Chicano Literature, Dies at 82

His coming-of-age novel “Bless Me, Ultima” reframed the way many in New Mexico viewed their own history, even as school districts tried to ban it.
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3 Die in New Mexico After Drinking Hand Sanitizer, Officials Say

A spokesman for the state’s Health Department said the cases were related to alcoholism.
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These are America's best small cities, according to BestCities.org rankings

Reno, Nevada, edged out Naples, Florida; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Savannah, Georgia in a study rating small American cities.
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New Mexico restaurant vandalized with racist slurs and white supremacist messages

Local authorities in Santa Fe, New Mexico, launched a hate crime investigation after vandals attacked a restaurant with white supremacist messages and racial slurs.
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Shooting charge dropped against suspected New Mexico shooter

A New Mexico prosecutor on Wednesday dropped a shooting charge against an Albuquerque man suspected of shooting a protester and called for further investigations after allegations the protester was..
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Militia at violent New Mexico protest linked to white supremacy, domestic terror: mayor

Members of a heavily armed New Mexico militia blamed for sparking violence at a protest where a demonstrator was shot are trying to "prop up" white supremacy and may be connected to domestic terrorism,..
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From Columbus to Confederates, Anger About Statues Boils Over

From Virginia to New Mexico, protests over police brutality have brought hundreds of years of American history bubbling to the surface.
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Man arrested in shooting during New Mexico protest

A 31-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting that happened as protesters in New Mexico's largest city tried to tear down a bronze statue of a Spanish conquistador outside the Albuquerque Museum,..
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New Mexico man charged in shooting after militia clash

Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, said on Tuesday they arrested a former City Council candidate and charged him with shooting and critically wounding a protester seeking the removal of a statue of a..
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New Mexico man charged with shooting at conquistador protest

Albuquerque police have arrested a former city council candidate and charged him on Tuesday with shooting and critically injuring a protester in a group that was calling for the removal of a statue of..
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Man shot in New Mexico protest over conquistador sculpture

A man was shot and wounded on Monday during a protest near a museum in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, police said, where demonstrators were reported to be trying to tear down a sculpture of a..
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New Mexico culture center removes conqueror statue

Authorities removed a bronze statute of a Spanish conqueror from a cultural center in northern New Mexico on Monday amid a new wave of criticism of the memorial as an affront to indigenous people and..
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New Mexico Takes Down Statue of Its Conquistador

The agitation against honoring Juan de Oñate reflects a tension that has long festered between Native Americans and Hispanics over Spain’s conquest of New Mexico more than four centuries ago.
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Someone Found the Buried Treasure That an Art Dealer Hid in the Rocky Mountains

Forrest Fenn, a New Mexico art collector, created the hunt in 2010. This weekend he said someone had found the chest he had buried with gold nuggets, coins, gems and artifacts.
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Biden swept all seven of the states holding presidential primaries Tuesday – Maryland, Indiana, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Montana and South Dakota.
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Teresa Leger Fernandez Beats Valerie Plame in New Mexico House Primary

Ms. Leger Fernandez, a progressive who emphasized her long history in the district, overcame a well-funded challenge from Ms. Plame and defeated several other Democratic rivals.
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Virgin Galactic spaceship makes first glide flight

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New Mexico orders city lockdown near Navajo country over 'frightful' virus spread

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New Mexico high school wrestler pins down suspected kidnapper at convenience store

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New Mexico Agrees to Revamp Its ‘Broken’ Foster Care System

In a legal settlement set to be announced on Thursday, New Mexico said it would overhaul its foster care system, in what advocates said could serve as a national model.
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New Mexico governor issues statewide stay-at-home order

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday issued a statewide stay-at-home order asking residents to remain in their houses to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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As people in San Francisco shelter in place and New York City was warned to prepare for a similar measure, some 40 people met in New Mexico for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting on Wednesday amid White..
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New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Thursday sued Alphabet Inc's Google search engine, alleging that its educational software collects young students' personal information without the..
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Valerie Plame is celebrating her C.I.A. past in a race for a congressional seat. But as she finds herself cast as an outsider, she’s running into trouble.
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Burger King will soon start testing the Impossible Croissan'wich in markets including Albuquerque, New Mexico; Montgomery, Alabama; Lansing, Michigan.
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Leader of Right-Wing Border Militia Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

The head of a group that detained migrants at gunpoint in New Mexico faces up to 10 years in prison.
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Police in New Mexico are investigating the Christmas Day shooting deaths of four family members in a suburban Albuquerque home as a triple murder and suicide, authorities said on Thursday.
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After a dramatic mission that saw a failure to reach the proper orbit, Boeing's Starliner successfully landed in White Sands, New Mexico, on Sunday.
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