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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth. Comments at the hearing overwhelmingly sided against state revisions to a set of standards developed by a consortium of states and the National Academy of Sciences. Of the 55 initial speakers, none backed the standards.

EUNICE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a former bookkeeper for the Eunice Public Schools has been arrested on suspicion of embezzlement and fraudulent use of a credit card. They say Kristen McLean has been booked into the Lea County Detention Center. It was unclear Monday if she has a lawyer yet. State Police didn't immediately release details about the charges against McLean or when they alleged offenses occurred. After an initial inquiry was completed by the Eunice Public Schools, they requested the State Police for assistance.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified an Espanola woman who was killed in a car crash in Santa Fe that also left her husband hospitalized with critical injuries. Santa Fe County Sheriff's officials say 71-year-old Lucy Fresques died in a hospital from injuries suffered in last Friday's crash on U.S. 84/285 near the Buffalo Thunder Resort. They say 74-year-old Robert Fresques remains at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys for Republican Steve Pearce are seeking a preliminary injunction to tap nearly $1 million in political contributions he collected while in Congress to use in his gubernatorial run. They argued during a hearing in federal court Monday that New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, a Democrat, is misinterpreting a state law that limits campaign contributions and is effectively violating Pearce's constitutional rights.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's public education secretary is defending new proposed science standards that have been widely criticized for deleting or omitting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the earth. State education official are holding their one and only public hearing Monday to gather comments on the proposed standards. In a public message published Sunday, Public Education Secretary-designate Christopher Ruszkowski says the new standards will give teachers and families flexibility and local control around science materials, curriculum and content.

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There was a time when the National Rifle Association was known primarily for promoting gun safety and advocating for gun ownership for hunting and home protection.

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Speaking in Philadelphia, where he was being honored with the Liberty Medal by the National Constitution Center, McCain did not mention the president by name, but his words appeared aimed at Trump and his administration.

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Lighter winds were helping firefighters both in the air and on the ground to contain the majority of the biggest fires and rain forecast for later in the week would further boost their efforts, NPR's David Schaper reports from Santa Rosa.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth. Comments at the hearing overwhelmingly sided against state revisions to a set of standards developed by a consortium of states and the National Academy of Sciences. Of the 55 initial speakers, none backed the standards.

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