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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to fund detox and substance abuse treatment centers for the homeless with money from the state's liquor excise tax is scheduled to go before the state Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee on Monday.

The proposal from Sen. George Munoz, a Gallup Democrat, could appropriate about $40,000 every month to McKinley County if it passes. The allocations for substance abuse services for the homeless would begin in July.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say alcohol and speed were factors in a single-vehicle accident that left a car's driver and two passengers dead and two others injured.

Officer Tanner Tixier said investigators determined that 27-year-old David Bowie was "showing off" and driving over 100 mph before the car blew through a stop sign and crashed into a field early Friday morning.

Tixier said the passengers killed the crash were 28-year-old Sondra Evans and 36-year-old Teashieva Slowman.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Albuquerque women face child abuse charges after authorities say a 3-year-old girl suffering from hypothermia was found face down in a tub of cold water.

The suspects — 49-year-old Adelle Rigbsy and 18-year-old Tiffany Desvigne — have been arrested, and The Albuquerque Journal reported Saturday they are each being held on a $25,000 cash-only bond.

The girl was taken to a hospital where she was treated for hypothermia on Jan. 29 after authorities found her in the bathtub.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal has been approved by the state Senate's Public Affairs Committee that would increase the necessary qualifications needed to for sheriff in any New Mexico county.

Senate Democrats say there are currently no minimum qualifications outlined in state law for holding a sheriff's office.

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico Oil and Gas Association president has been named interim city manager of a troubled New Mexico border city.

The Sunland Park city council voted 4-3 during a heated meeting to hire former New Mexico State University regent Bob Gallagher to a $56,000 six-month contract. Under the terms of the deal, Gallagher will work two weeks per month.

The vote comes as two Sunland City councilors face legal problems stemming from separate arrests.

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Outrage Over Egyptian President's Red Carpet Arrival

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi rolled up with his motorcade over a massive red carpet to the opening of a social housing project, sparking outrage about apparent wastefulness in a country suffering from high levels of poverty.

According to local media reports, the red carpet was rolled out in 6th of October City, a suburb of Egypt's capital Cairo.

Forget about the conventional wisdom that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) rarely takes place outside of Africa and the Middle East. Recalibrate that to 30 countries on several continents, according to a new statistical analysis by UNICEF that calculates that at least 200 million females today have undergone some form of the procedure.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to fund detox and substance abuse treatment centers for the homeless with money from the state's liquor excise tax is scheduled to go before the state Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee on Monday.

The proposal from Sen. George Munoz, a Gallup Democrat, could appropriate about $40,000 every month to McKinley County if it passes. The allocations for substance abuse services for the homeless would begin in July.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say alcohol and speed were factors in a single-vehicle accident that left a car's driver and two passengers dead and two others injured.

Officer Tanner Tixier said investigators determined that 27-year-old David Bowie was "showing off" and driving over 100 mph before the car blew through a stop sign and crashed into a field early Friday morning.

Tixier said the passengers killed the crash were 28-year-old Sondra Evans and 36-year-old Teashieva Slowman.

Former President Bill Clinton levied an extended criticism of Bernie Sanders at a campaign stop in which he took issue with "sexist" attacks against his wife.

In the stretch run before the New Hampshire primary, the former president accused Sanders' supporters of slinging vitriol toward Clinton's female supporters, citing the tale of one female blogger who was bullied online.

At more than 1,100 feet long, it's large enough to hold more than 6,100 people — but on Sunday, a 168,000-ton Royal Caribbean cruise ship was tossed around by a winter storm that damaged the craft and left four people with minor injuries.

Photos sent by passengers aboard the Anthem of the Seas show high winds, turbulent seas and leaning decks.

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