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Trump's 'Mexican' label against judge brings up slur history
by Russell Contreras - June 18, 2016 - 3:40pm
Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump referred to a U.S.-born federal judge as a "Mexican" and saw a backlash, even from other Republicans.
Holly Holm: Albuquerque 'supportive' in road to championship
by Russell Contreras - November 20, 2015 - 2:26pm
As the city of Albuquerque plans a "homecoming celebration" for new UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm, the New Mexico native said Friday that her hometown played a role in her road to capturing the belt...
Nun who stood up to Billy the Kid moves up sainthood path
by Russell Contreras - November 13, 2015 - 1:12pm
An Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools is moving up the path toward possible sainthood.
Study: Caffeine trade thrived in ancient America
by Russell Contreras - September 10, 2015 - 5:00pm
More than 1,000 years before Starbucks, caffeine was an international market mover, with ancient civilizations trading holly and cacao-based chocolate beverages between what is now modern-day Mexico, the Southwest,...
Police: 2 boys confess to preschool pumpkin heist
by Russell Contreras - September 13, 2014 - 5:00am
Two juvenile suspects have confessed to picking clean a pumpkin patch that was cultivated by New Mexico preschoolers, police said Friday.
Bataan March survivor Elias Saavedra dies at 96
by Russell Contreras - June 6, 2014 - 9:11am
Elias Saavedra, one of the last survivors of the Bataan Death March in World War II, died Wednesday. He was 96.
Police: 4 people stabbed at US church
by Russell Contreras - April 29, 2013 - 12:51pm
A man jumped over several pews at a New Mexico Catholic church and stabbed several members in the choir area just as Mass was ending Sunday, police said.
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