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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Staff at Albuquerque Public Schools will not face layoffs or furloughs this year as the district has found other ways to cover a $12.5 million budget cut. The Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/2moQhCS ) that instead of making the money through staff changes, the district is taking $6.65 million out of cash reserves and making up the rest from a number of areas, including substitute teacher funds and staff reductions by attrition. The $12.5 million budget cut came Jan. 31 when Gov.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new proposal would ban alcohol for New Mexico's repeat drunken drivers in what would make for one of the most restrictive DWI laws in the country. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jane Powdrell-Culbert of Corrales is scheduled to be heard by a House committee Thursday. Under the legislation, those convicted of a second drunken driving offense would be prevented from purchasing and consuming alcoholic beverages for a year. A lifetime ban would be imposed after a third conviction.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers would be required to get search warrants before delving into private electronic communications under a measure approved by the New Mexico Senate. Sens. Peter Wirth of Santa Fe and Jim Dines of Albuquerque say the bill would update the state's antiquated privacy laws to cover emails, text messages and other digital information. The bipartisan legislation has support from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico. The proposal would be an extension of a 2014 U.S.

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by parents against the former boys basketball coach at Espanola Valley High School has moved to federal court. Lawyers for the parents of four former players filed papers last week to move the lawsuit against Richard Martinez to U.S. District Court. The lawsuit says Martinez regularly battered one player during the last basketball season and assaulted the father of another player. Martinez's attorney, Sam Bregman, says the former coach did nothing wrong. The parents are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages and attorney's fees.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to resolve New Mexico's state budget crisis (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The New Mexico House of Representatives has approved a proposal to increase state revenues for the coming fiscal year to prevent further state spending cuts. The Democratic majority backed the legislation on a 37-32 party-line vote on Wednesday. Republicans said they favored greater austerity measures and delays to construction projects to shore up the state general fund, among other measures.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Staff at Albuquerque Public Schools will not face layoffs or furloughs this year as the district has found other ways to cover a $12.5 million budget cut. The Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/2moQhCS ) that instead of making the money through staff changes, the district is taking $6.65 million out of cash reserves and making up the rest from a number of areas, including substitute teacher funds and staff reductions by attrition. The $12.5 million budget cut came Jan. 31 when Gov.

Asian Last Names Lead To Fewer Job Interviews, Still

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What's in a name? A lot, according to a new study from researchers at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto. The study found that job applicants with Asian names — names of Indian, Pakistani, or Chinese origin — were 28 percent less likely to get called for an interview compared to applicants with Anglo names, even when all the qualifications were the same.

Days after expanding the fight for of Mosul, Iraq's security forces are pushing further into the strategic city's western portion, focusing on its airport. Thousands of ISIS fighters are believed to be in Mosul, the extremist group's biggest stronghold in Iraq.

From Erbil, Iraq, NPR's Alice Fordham reports for our Newscast unit:

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With a nudge of its robotic arm, astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured a space capsule carrying 5,500 pounds of cargo early Thursday.

"Capture confirmed," NASA TV's announcer stated at 5:44 a.m. ET. The capture took place as the space station and the capsule flew in orbit 250 miles off of Australia's northwest coast.

For nearly a century, people have reported mysterious epidemics of permanent paralysis in rural regions of Africa. In 1990, Hans Rosling a Swedish epidemiologist and pop-star statistician, who died of pancreatic cancer earlier this month, linked the malady to cyanide in the staple crop, cassava.

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new proposal would ban alcohol for New Mexico's repeat drunken drivers in what would make for one of the most restrictive DWI laws in the country. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jane Powdrell-Culbert of Corrales is scheduled to be heard by a House committee Thursday. Under the legislation, those convicted of a second drunken driving offense would be prevented from purchasing and consuming alcoholic beverages for a year. A lifetime ban would be imposed after a third conviction.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers would be required to get search warrants before delving into private electronic communications under a measure approved by the New Mexico Senate. Sens. Peter Wirth of Santa Fe and Jim Dines of Albuquerque say the bill would update the state's antiquated privacy laws to cover emails, text messages and other digital information. The bipartisan legislation has support from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico. The proposal would be an extension of a 2014 U.S.

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