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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 and cultural center 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; its other neighboring states are is 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 a population around two million, New Mexico is the 36th state by population. With a total area of 121,592 sq mi (314,920 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.


U.S. Attorney General Barr touts fugitive arrests

Attorney General William Barr was in Albuquerque, New Mexico Tuesday to announce the arrests of nearly 330 fugitives suspected of violent crimes. Officials said the arrests are part of a program..
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New Year's Peach Drop not happening this year in Georgia, New Mexico lawyer to challenge Trump in New Hampshire, and more
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Videos for New Mexico

Why Some American Oil Fields Are Standing Idle [Video]Why Some American Oil Fields Are Standing Idle

Lea County, New Mexico, is the No.2 oil-producing county in the United States. But according to Reuters, equipment that should be generating one business owner $700,000 a month is standing idle. That's..

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A balloon fiesta in the Albuquerque sky [Video]A balloon fiesta in the Albuquerque sky

Hundreds of hot air balloons filled the sky above Albuquerque, New Mexico on Monday for day three of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Dozens of hot air balloons take part in annual US festival [Video]Dozens of hot air balloons take part in annual US festival

The annual nine-day fiesta in the US state of New Mexico is one of the most photographed event in the world.

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Hot air balloons float in New Mexico skies at annual fiesta [Video]Hot air balloons float in New Mexico skies at annual fiesta

The annual event kicked off on Saturday, but balloons were mostly tethered to the ground because of fog.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Trump Tries To Turn New Mexico Red [Video]Trump Tries To Turn New Mexico Red

President Trump wants to turn New Mexico Republican Red in 2020. The strategy centers on wooing Hispanics in the state. New Mexico has voted for a Republican presidential candidate only once since..

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Democratic governors: Trump's emergency declaration "political punting"

Democratic Govs. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico and Jay Inslee of Washington discuss President Trump's national emergency declaration at the border.
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U.S. border patrol officer kills suspected undocumented immigrant

A suspected undocumented immigrant was shot and killed in Sunland Park, New Mexico on Monday after he fired at the U.S. patrol officers who were investigating a possible illegal border crossing,..
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Space capsule blasts off during abort engine test in New Mexico

Boeing tested the abort engines for its Starliner crew capsule at the Defense Department's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The test sent the unmanned capsule to a height of more than 4,000..
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Art collective Meow Wolf

What is Meow Wolf? An art collective founded in Santa Fe, N.M., whose name came from words picked out of a hat, and which puts on immersive exhibitions that tantalize audiences with vivid visuals and..
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Expanding school lunch programs

Today more than 30 million schoolchildren benefit from the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Truman in 1946. For many students, it may be the only nutritional meal they get - and some kids..
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Nature: Snow geese

We leave you this Sunday Morning with the sights and sounds of snow geese at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg
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Florida's long fight with Georgia over water to Apalachicola Bay and its oysters heads back to court in New Mexico

Florida lawsuit alleges Georgia is hoarding a regional water system and now Florida's oyster crops are dying.  
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New Mexico’s ‘Little Texas’ Booms, Igniting Battles Over Oil Windfall

A frenetic oil boom is revealing a sharp divide between the region producing the oil and those deciding how to spend the wealth.
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Some Lab Chimps May Never Retire to a Sanctuary

A panel of veterinarians has determined that 44 chimpanzees at a New Mexico facility are too ill to be moved to a new home.
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'Broken system' starves U.S. oil boom of immigrant workers

New Mexico oil man Johnny Vega laid out his predicament as his crew hoisted pipes from a well during the biggest oil boom in U.S. history.
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Injuries reported in New Mexico balloon fest

Authorities say several hot air balloon travelers received medical treatment Monday after two hard landings at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. (Oct. 7)  
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Hot air balloons finally rise at New Mexico fiesta

Hot air balloons at the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta took flight on day two of the nine-day long event. There was no official balloon launch on Saturday, opening day, because of..
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A ‘Chilling Message’: Trump Critics See a Deeper Agenda in California Feud

From Pennsylvania to New Mexico, the collateral damage to other states is mounting as President Trump wages a regulatory and environmental war on California. 
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Out here in New Mexico, life and death flow at the pace of the vulnerable Rio Grande

In the West, people know where their water comes from. They see firsthand how droughts, changes in water use impact people and endangered species.
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Minnesota, New Mexico to adopt California vehicle emissions rules

Minnesota and New Mexico, in a rebuke to the Trump administration, plan to join 10 other states in adopting both of California's tough rules on tailpipe emissions and zero-emission vehicles.
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2-year-old New Mexico child dies in hot car; 42nd death nationally in 2019

A 2-year-old child died Tuesday after being left in a car in Hobbs, New Mexico -- the 42nd case nationally in 2019, according to KidsAndCars.org.
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Attack on Saudi Arabia included projectiles fired from Iranian territory, sources say

U.S. officials are blaming Iran for an attack on Saudi Arabia, but President Trump seems to be lowering any expectations of a fierce U.S. response. The president told supporters in New Mexico that he..
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From Warren and Trump, Two Versions of Corruption

In New York, Senator Elizabeth Warren described a government compromised by the influence of the wealthy. President Trump, in New Mexico, denounced a “failed liberal establishment.”
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Little Haiti, Corn Pop, Capote and Lee: News from around our 50 states

VR tech to show uranium’s impact on Navajo in New Mexico, Utah man seeks to help more people in wheelchairs go hunting, and more
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Trump Tries to Woo Hispanic Voters at Rally in New Mexico

The president said he had great support among Latino Americans because of his hard line on stopping migrants and drugs from crossing illegally into the U.S.
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Trump to hold rally in New Mexico — live updates

The president is trying to boost his support in a state he lost by eight points in 2016
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Former New Mexico priest gets 30 years for child sexual abuse

A former Roman Catholic priest who fled to Morocco before he was returned to the United States and convicted of sexually abusing an altar boy in New Mexico in the 1990s was sentenced on Friday to 30..
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Country singer blamed for "senseless" crash that killed her and teen

Country singer Kylie Rae Harris caused a three-vehicle crash in northern New Mexico that left her and a 16-year-old girl dead​, authorities said
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A visit to a New Mexico airplane boneyard

Roswell, New Mexico, is the last destination for jet planes that are being retired. Kris Van Cleave hitches a ride on the last of American Airlines' MD-80 fleet as it makes its final flight.
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Rising country music singer Kylie Rae Harris dies at 30

Kylie Rae Harris, a North Texas single mother and country music star on the rise, has died in a car accident near Taos, New Mexico. She was 30. CBS Dallas reports.
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Country singer Kylie Rae Harris dies in New Mexico car crash at age 30

Country singer Kylie Rae Harris, 30, died in a New Mexico car crash.
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The Hospital Treated These Patients. Then It Sued Them.

Most hospitals do not frequently take patients to court over medical debt. But since 2015, Carlsbad Medical Center, in New Mexico, has filed lawsuits by the thousands.
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What's next for Epstein's Zorro Ranch in New Mexico

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said he concluded that the state has the legal authority to retake the 1,200 acres of state land on Zorro Ranch associated with land-lease contracts
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Strange knock on the door shocks military family

This soldier gave his family such a huge shock at their new home in New Mexico, that we'll forgive the bad language.  
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New Mexico official orders cancellation of Jeffrey Epstein land leases

New Mexico's attorney general on Thursday called for the cancellation of state land leases to Jeffrey Epstein as his office investigated allegations the late financier sexually abused girls and women..
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Let it burn: U.S. fights wildfires with fire, backed by Trump

It was the kind of fire that has terrified communities across the drought-ridden U.S. West in the past few years: a ponderosa pine forest ablaze in the mountains of New Mexico filling the air with..
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Man accused of force-feeding meth to cat used kitten in extortion attempt, court docs show

A New Mexico man accused earlier this year of force-feeding a cat methamphetamine has now been charged with extortion.  
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Work on more border fencing starts in New Mexico

Work crews in Arizona and New Mexico are forging forward with construction on taller border fencing funded through President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration. (Aug. 23)  
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"There is a story to be told in New Mexico," official says of Jeffrey Epstein ranch

In New Mexico, a high-ranking official says she's on a "mission for justice" over Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex abuse. The state commissioner of public lands has given investigators hundreds of pages..
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Federal agents haven't raided Epstein's New Mexico ranch

Days after Jeffrey Epstein apparently hanged himself in jail, agents raided his private resort in the Virgin Islands. But they haven't checked out Epstein's ranch in New Mexico. Mola Lenghi explains..
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Jeffrey Epstein wasn't on New Mexico sex offender registry because of legal loophole

There's new scrutiny of Jeffrey Epstein's conduct in New Mexico. The disgraced financier allegedly sexually abused girls at his ranch in the state. Mola Lenghi joined CBS News to talk about the latest..
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Loophole dropped Epstein from New Mexico sex offender registry

The Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse investigation is intensifying in New Mexico, where authorities once took him off the state's sex offender registry. Exclusive photos show Epstein's $17 million ranch in a..
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Epstein wasn't on sex offender list in New Mexico, site of his $17M ranch

A legal loophole enabled him to be removed from the list; Epstein is accused of abusing girls at the ranch in 1996 and between 2007 and 2010
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U.S. Can Block Migrants Seeking Asylum, but Only in Some States, Appeals Court Rules

The ruling is a partial victory for the Trump administration because it allows a stricter set of rules to go into effect, but only in New Mexico and Texas.
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New Mexico man choked a cat, fed it meth, abused his girlfriend, police say

Aaron Spaulding was already facing multiple felony counts from a domestic incident when he was charged with animal cruelty.  
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Epstein investigation expands into private island and New Mexico

New Mexico officials told Epstein, despite being a Level 3 sex offender, did not need to register as one
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Back-to-school sales tax holidays: Florida, Virginia among states giving families a break

Nine states have tax holidays the first weekend in August: Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia.
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Migrant man dies at New Mexico Border Patrol station

The 32-year-old migrant man from El Salvador went "medical distress" while being processed at the Border Patrol Station in Lordsburg, New Mexico.  
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32-year-old man who recently crossed border dies at facility

A Salvadoran consulate official said the man was traveling with his 11-year-old daughter, who is alive and in a New Mexico shelter
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Rosario Dawson missed boyfriend Cory Booker’s debate

Cory Booker's debate night was missing one major person – girlfriend Rosario Dawson. She confirmed on Twitter that she was busy filming in New Mexico.
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Seesaws Straddle the Mexico Border, and Smiles Shine Through

The playground equipment was inserted through the steel slats in a section of border wall in Sunland Park, N.M.
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Artist installs seesaws at U.S.-Mexico border wall

Kids in Sunland Park, New Mexico were able to seesaw with kids in Anapra, Mexico
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'This one's on God,' hungry dine and dasher tells Sonic server in New Mexico

Woman allegedly tells Sonic server, "this one's on God," before she grabs the meal she ordered and dashed to a park, where police later found her.
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