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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After serving in the state House for more than four decades, State Rep. Nick Salazar says he plans to retire at the end of his current term. The Albuquerque Journal reports Salazar is New Mexico's longest-serving lawmaker and is among the 10 longest-serving members of any legislature in the country. The 88-year-old Democratic lawmaker from Ohkay Owingeh in the Espanola area was first elected in 1972 and has won 23 elections in a row ever since. He represents a district that includes parts of Rio Arriba, Mora, Colfax and San Miguel counties in northern New Mexico.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The sheriff of New Mexico's most populous county will not require his deputies to use body cameras because he says the media would use the footage to unfairly criticize the officers. Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales told KOAT-TV in a story published Tuesday that the video "gives a lopsided, one-sided story, which I think is a disservice to the whole community." His stance has drawn criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union and the New Mexico Foundation of Open Government.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three people have been indicted for murder and other crimes in the killing and mutilation of an Albuquerque man. Prosecutors say Chase Smotherman and Mariah Ferry face charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy, kidnapping and evidence tampering. The Albuquerque Journal reported Tuesday a third person, Mitchell Overhand, has been charged with evidence tampering and conspiracy. Albuquerque police say 41-year-old John Soyka was missing for more than a month when his body was located in September.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico mother is facing child abuse charges after her two children tested positive for methamphetamine. Las Cruces police say 27-year-old Marissa Gomez was arrested last week in Silver City following an investigation that was spurred by a welfare check conducted on the two children in early October. Gomez has addresses in both Las Cruces and Silver City. It's not clear if she has an attorney. Authorities say Gomez indicated to an officer that people who visit her have smoked meth in the apartment she shares with her 8- and 2-year-old daughters.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three people have been indicted for murder and other crimes in the killing and mutilation of an Albuquerque man. Prosecutors say Chase Smotherman and Mariah Ferry face charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy, kidnapping and evidence tampering. The Albuquerque Journal reported Tuesday a third person, Mitchell Overhand, has been charged with evidence tampering and conspiracy. Albuquerque police say 41-year-old John Soyka was missing for more than a month when his body was located in September.

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Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, apologized to his constituents in a statement Wednesday for a lewd photo of him that was published anonymously Tuesday on Twitter. The congressman said that he sent the photo to a woman he was in a consensual relationship with while separated from his second wife.

"I am sorry I did not use better judgment during those days. I am sorry that I let my constituents down," the statement read.

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Myanmar says it has struck a tentative deal with neighboring Bangladesh for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled across the border amid a brutal military crackdown.

The Yam That Deserves To Win The Internet

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It didn't exactly break the Internet, but there is no denying that it's an eye-catching photo: a smiling man holding a yam that is about 3 feet long.

"That's the biggest one I've seen from that particular species," says Paul Wilkin, the head of natural capital and plant health at the United Kingdom's Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Ever since Lucy Nabiki Takona was a young girl growing up in a village not far from the Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya, she knew she wanted to have a career in education.

So when her father told her at age 14 that she would have to drop out of school to marry the son of her father's friend, she ran away. It took her three days to walk through the bush to her aunt's house.

Some major changes may be coming to how the U.S. government collects data about the country's racial and ethnic makeup.

The Trump administration has been considering proposals to ask about race and ethnicity in a radical new way on the 2020 Census and other surveys that follow standards set by the White House.

"Do Indians celebrate Thanksgiving?"

I am asked this question at least once every fall. Which, by the way, is too many times.

The answer is that my family (though I can't speak for the other 5 million Indigenous people in America) doesn't. Not the "brave-pilgrims-and-friendly-savages" version of the holiday, anyway. Twenty or 30 of us might gather under the same roof to share a meal. We'll thank the creator for our blessings.

But that could be true of any Thursday night in a Wampanoag house.

Republicans have been selling their tax overhaul plan as a major booster for the U.S. economy. In fact, they have argued that it would grow the economy so much that cuts would largely pay for themselves.

But on both counts, top economists are doubtful.

In a new poll from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, 38 economists from schools including Yale, MIT and the University of California-Berkeley weighed in on contentious points about the GOP tax plans.

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