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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by the U.S. Department of the Interior and Pojoaque (poh-WAH'-kay) Pueblo in a dispute over a gaming compact with New Mexico. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/2q7sclV ) Sunday that the court blocked the department from taking any action in the dispute, which is between the pueblo and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's administration. The two parties disagree about the amount of money the tribe should have to hand over to the state from its gambling operations.

BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys general from 20 states and the District of Columbia are faulting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for rolling back Obama-era guidance they say is helping protect student loan borrowers. In a letter sent Monday, Democratic attorneys general Maura Healey of Massachusetts and Lisa Madigan of Illinois called on DeVos to restore the memos instituted by the federal Education Department last year under President Barack Obama.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Asserting that Hispanics are routinely kept from key positions, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce wants to know why its outgoing CEO has not been named to the board of New Mexico's largest university. In a letter sent last week to Sen. Linda Lopez, the business group asked why she failed to hold a confirmation hearing for Alex Romero. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez nominated Romero in February to the University of New Mexico's Board of Regents. But the nomination has been held up by the Senate Rules Committee, which is chaired by Lopez.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man awaiting trial in state court in the 2015 fatal shooting of an Albuquerque police officer and already sentenced to 20 years in prison on federal weapons convictions now faces even more time behind bars. A federal judge on Monday sentenced Davon Lymon to 18 years in prison to be served consecutively to the 20-year-old sentence that Lymon received April 5. The latest sentence comes on heroin trafficking and firearms convictions. The previous federal sentence was for convictions for possession of a stolen gun and being felon in possession of firearms.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico is halting a stipend program for teachers who host student assistants in their classrooms due to budget reasons. The Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2oo7XEf) Monday that the university's College of Education recently announced it would temporarily stop payments to student teachers who help mentor and prepare UNM students pursuing education careers. The stipend program offers student teachers $50 or $100 each. The program costs less than $10,000 per year.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Asserting that Hispanics are routinely kept from key positions, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce wants to know why its outgoing CEO has not been named to the board of New Mexico's largest university. In a letter sent last week to Sen. Linda Lopez, the business group asked why she failed to hold a confirmation hearing for Alex Romero. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez nominated Romero in February to the University of New Mexico's Board of Regents. But the nomination has been held up by the Senate Rules Committee, which is chaired by Lopez.

Editor's note: This post is about chefs and they can be quite coarse when they talk. Don't be surprised by a little foul language.

In these acrimonious times, many restaurants are treading the fine line between hospitality and politics. Anxiety-inducing though it might be, restaurants have found themselves in this awkward position before.

Just ask Jeremiah Tower, one of America's most influential chefs, who faced a similarly sticky situation four decades ago.

The U.S. Treasury Department has announced sanctions on 271 individuals it says are scientists working on weapons development for Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The new sanctions are a response to the deadly April 4 chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun, an attack the U.S. government accuses Assad of carrying out against civilians.

After high school, Staff Sgt. Kimi wanted to go to art school, but she didn't have the money. So she joined the military.

Intelligence analysts like Kimi work with drone pilots and others in the Air Force to guide decisions about where to deploy weapons in the fight against ISIS and al-Qaida. (The U.S. Air Force won't release her last name because of the high-security work she does).

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A new lawsuit filed Monday by a suspended Fox News host accuses the network and senior executives of arranging to have her private communications spied on as part of a campaign of intimidation.

Dani Shapiro's new memoir, Hourglass, opens on a scene from a marriage: On a winter's day, Shapiro looks out a window of her old house in Connecticut, and spots her husband. Now pushing 60, he is standing in the driveway in his bathrobe, his pale legs stuffed into galoshes, aiming a rifle at the woodpecker, who for months has been jackhammering holes into the side of their house.

When I ask friends how they're doing, "tired" is often part of the response. A 2015 YouGov.com poll found 38 percent of Americans were poorly rested at least four days of the week. Research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from a few years earlier found that 15 percent of women and 10 percent of men said they were "very tired or exhausted" most days or every day of the week.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man awaiting trial in state court in the 2015 fatal shooting of an Albuquerque police officer and already sentenced to 20 years in prison on federal weapons convictions now faces even more time behind bars. A federal judge on Monday sentenced Davon Lymon to 18 years in prison to be served consecutively to the 20-year-old sentence that Lymon received April 5. The latest sentence comes on heroin trafficking and firearms convictions. The previous federal sentence was for convictions for possession of a stolen gun and being felon in possession of firearms.

Former President Barack Obama on Monday gave his first public address since leaving office, moderating a panel with young people on community engagement while dancing around the turmoil surrounding his White House successor.

"So, uh, what's been going on while I've been gone?" Obama deadpanned at the beginning of his opening remarks at the University of Chicago.

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