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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly three decades since a 19-year-old woman disappeared from her small New Mexico town, the family with the help of a former friend and filmmaker are still searching for answers. KRQE-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2fq5vdd ) last week that filmmaker Melinda Esquibel began a new investigation into the disappearance of Tara Calico whose case has remained unsolved since she went missing from Belen in September 1988.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Fort Sill Apache Tribe has been awarded $800,000 from the federal government to help build a fuel station on its property in southern New Mexico. Tribal Chairman Jeff Haozous tells the Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/2nktMQw) that details still need to be worked out for the project at Akela Flats, but he believes it will be larger than a similar project the tribe recently started in Oklahoma. That $2.5 million project includes construction of a 4,000-square-foot convenience store and a gas station.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal oversight panel reports that Los Alamos National Laboratory workers producing a shell for a triggering device for nuclear weapons violated safety rules in August by storing too much material at one location in a facility for plutonium, a highly radioactive material. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board memorandum said workers at the northern New Mexico site discovered the placement error made by a casting crew three days later when they moved the grapefruit-sized shell again.

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Eastern New Mexico University says it's lowering tuition for out-of-state students next year. The small university said Friday that its board of regents approved the drop in cost and that it will take effect in fall 2018. Currently, out-of-state students pay 203 percent of what in-state students do. That'll be down to 150 percent. The 2016-2017 tuition cost was roughly $6,000 for in-state students and a little over $15,000 for out-of-state students.

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Gallup is getting its own veterans cemetery after a multi-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich along with Rep. Ben Ray Lujan said Friday that the grant of $6.7 million will fund construction. The closest veterans' cemetery is in Santa Fe, some 200 miles away. Lawmakers say a national veterans' cemetery in Gallup will provide more convenient access to 19,000 vets and their families.

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The killing of two opponents of President Bashar Assad's regime has left their family and the wider relocated Syrian opposition community reeling in shock and fearing for their lives.

Police discovered the bodies of Orouba Barakat, 60, and her daughter, Halla, 23, who is a U.S. citizen, on Thursday night in their Istanbul apartment, reportedly after friends and colleagues were unable to reach them for several days.

The study has a depressing name: The Million Death Study.

But its latest set of data, published in the journal The Lancet on Wednesday, is anything but depressing when it comes to the topic of childhood deaths in India.

India has the tragic distinction of being a world leader in childhood deaths. Between 2000 and 2015, the death toll for children under the age of five was 29 million — a fifth of global childhood deaths.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Eastern New Mexico University says it's lowering tuition for out-of-state students next year. The small university said Friday that its board of regents approved the drop in cost and that it will take effect in fall 2018. Currently, out-of-state students pay 203 percent of what in-state students do. That'll be down to 150 percent. The 2016-2017 tuition cost was roughly $6,000 for in-state students and a little over $15,000 for out-of-state students.

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Gallup is getting its own veterans cemetery after a multi-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich along with Rep. Ben Ray Lujan said Friday that the grant of $6.7 million will fund construction. The closest veterans' cemetery is in Santa Fe, some 200 miles away. Lawmakers say a national veterans' cemetery in Gallup will provide more convenient access to 19,000 vets and their families.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Emil John Kiehne to the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Martinez announced the appointment Friday. Kiehne is from Los Lunas and is replacing Judge James Wechsler, who retired. Kiehne is on the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government board and until now has been a partner at a private firm.

Meet Your Friends Who Get Medicaid

Sep 23, 2017

When high levels of lead were discovered in the public water system in Flint, Mich., in 2015, Medicaid stepped in to help thousands of children get tested for poisoning and receive care.

When disabled children need to get to doctor's appointments — either across town or hundreds of miles away — Medicaid pays for their transportation.

Stinson Dean, an entrepreneur from Independence, Mo., is used to taking risks. He buys Canadian softwood framing lumber to sell to lumberyards in the U.S. and says coping with the ups and downs of the market is an inevitable part of doing business.

But when he started the company about a year and a half ago, he laid down a firm rule.

"One of the things I wasn't willing to risk was the health of my family," Dean says.

Berlin's Tegel is a relic of the Cold War period when each sector of the divided city had its own airport. After German reunification, it was decided that Berlin needed a new international airport on its outskirts, called Berlin Brandenburg, or BER.

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