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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI is reporting rising rates of property and violent crime in New Mexico that is largely propelled by increases in the state's most populous city Albuquerque. The agency's Crime in the United States report released on Monday shows that violent crime and property crime increased by 6.8 percent and 6.2 percent across the state between 2015 and 2016. Albuquerque saw violent crime increase by 15.5 percent and property crime rise by 13.3 percent.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has received almost $27 million from the U.S. Energy Department as part of a settlement reached over a radiation release that forced a nearly three-year shutdown at the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository. State officials and the agency inked the agreement in early 2016 over dozens of permit violations stemming from the mishap at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad two years earlier. At the time, the total $74 million settlement was the largest ever negotiated between a state and the Energy Department.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State analysts say New Mexico's child protection system is straining to keep pace with an increase in abuse and neglect cases, despite more public spending. An analysis published Tuesday by the nonpartisan Legislative Finance Committee shows the protective services program for children in state custody has failed to meet seven out of eight performance goals. For the fiscal year ending in June, the program missed benchmarks for reunifying children with parents in under a year, the number of children returning to foster care and the speed of adoptions.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An investigation shows an Albuquerque police officer was driving approximately 67 mph in April when his cruiser slammed into a car that was carrying a 6-year-old who died in the collision. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Officer Johnathan McDonnell had emergency lights and sirens on and was able to brake, but still collided with Antoinette Suina's car. Both drivers had green lights. Suina didn't see any cars coming when she started to make a turn. An investigator wrote that he didn't believe either driver should be criminally charged.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is seeking the resignation of a member of the Albuquerque Public Schools education board concerning her prior role as executive director at a charter school that is under scrutiny for the alleged embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Balderas on Monday wrote to Analee Maestas to say she no longer qualifies for her position on the education board in light of concerns regarding the misuse of public funds at La Promesa Early Learning Center. Maestas has said she was unaware of any wrongdoing at La Promesa.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI is reporting rising rates of property and violent crime in New Mexico that is largely propelled by increases in the state's most populous city Albuquerque. The agency's Crime in the United States report released on Monday shows that violent crime and property crime increased by 6.8 percent and 6.2 percent across the state between 2015 and 2016. Albuquerque saw violent crime increase by 15.5 percent and property crime rise by 13.3 percent.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has received almost $27 million from the U.S. Energy Department as part of a settlement reached over a radiation release that forced a nearly three-year shutdown at the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository. State officials and the agency inked the agreement in early 2016 over dozens of permit violations stemming from the mishap at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad two years earlier. At the time, the total $74 million settlement was the largest ever negotiated between a state and the Energy Department.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State analysts say New Mexico's child protection system is straining to keep pace with an increase in abuse and neglect cases, despite more public spending. An analysis published Tuesday by the nonpartisan Legislative Finance Committee shows the protective services program for children in state custody has failed to meet seven out of eight performance goals. For the fiscal year ending in June, the program missed benchmarks for reunifying children with parents in under a year, the number of children returning to foster care and the speed of adoptions.

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Republicans are once again waving the white flag on health care.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he is pulling the Republican health care bill because it does not have the votes.

Rather than endure another embarrassing vote that sees his caucus come up short, the senators agreed in a closed-door meeting to shelve the bill.

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