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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An expert believes a former New Mexico deputy had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal driving limit the night he allegedly killed his partner. Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/2rAcTE5 ) psychologist Cecile Marczinski gave her testimony at Tai Chan's retrial on Thursday. Chan is accused of murder in Jeremy Martin's 2014 death. Marczinski says she calculated Chan's blood-alcohol level from that night by using receipts, witness statements, his body weight and an accepted scientific formula.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities have accused two men and a woman of operating a sex trafficking ring in Albuquerque. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Cornelius Galloway, 28-year-old Matthew Woods and 43-year-old Danielle Galloway were indicted on charges of commercial sex trafficking, commercial sex trafficking of a minor and conspiracy. Woods also has been indicted for attempting to recruit a victim. Cornelius Galloway allegedly ran the sex trafficking organization that started last October.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez says she's confident agreements will eventually be reached with Democrats as New Mexico looks to solve a budget crisis. The governor's office says Martinez met Friday with Democratic leadership from the House and Senate. They discussed restoring funding for higher education, but there appears to still be an impasse over taxes. The governor reiterated that she won't support any stand-alone tax hikes but that she's hopeful lawmakers will start talking about overall tax reform.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials in a southern New Mexico county have found a century-old document inside a box of unarchived records that sheds light on the death of the Old West lawman who gained fame for killing Billy the Kid. Dona Ana County officials say the 1908 coroner's jury report refers to the investigation of the death of former Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett. Historians long-looked for official documents assigning blame for Garrett's mysterious shooting.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces says a late-night shooting at a residence left three men wounded. Police say two of the men are hospitalized in critical condition after being shot multiple times Thursday night and that the third wounded man's injuries aren't life-threatening. Police spokesman Dan Trujillo says circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation but he says police aren't seeking any suspects at this time. Identities weren't released.

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Weekly Standard: Reagan Had The Right Idea

Jul 29, 2011

Fred Barnes is the executive editor for The Weekly Standard.

What would President Reagan do in the debt limit battle? That's unknowable, but we do know what his goal would be: get the best deal possible under the circumstances. Reagan never let the perfect or the unattainable keep him from achieving the good.

Reagan spent the 1980 campaign promoting a 30 percent, across the board tax cut on individual income. It would be phased in over three years, starting in 1982.

Boehner's Bill In Limbo As GOP Tries To Regroup

Jul 29, 2011

The House Republican leadership was in overdrive Friday trying to wrangle tea party conservatives into passing a debt-ceiling bill, picking up where they left off after failing to garner enough support to bring it to a vote the night before.

The Man Behind The Lilliputian Stripper

Jul 29, 2011

Jack Segal made his living booking novelty acts from the 1940s to the 1960s in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. There were more than 500 hotels and resorts in the region.

"He employed performers that the other agents would never use or couldn't even find, like the lilliputian stripper, blind xylophone player," Jack's son, Mort, tells his sister Joan Feldman while visiting StoryCorps in New York City.

Jack also had dog acts and the hotels would complain sometimes.

How A Park Helped One Town Weather The Recession

Jul 29, 2011

During the worst of the recession, new development ground to a halt and small businesses closed their doors on many Main Streets throughout the country.

That wasn't the case in Greenville, S.C. And while it seems improbable that a city would thrive during the recession, Greenville's mayor credits a mix of good luck and good fundamentals.

'Our Own Little Rockefeller Center'

The "nickel tour" of Greenville, population 58,000, starts at a window on the 10th floor of City Hall.

The brutal twin attacks in Norway last week by self-proclaimed Christian crusader Anders Behring Breivik have reignited an immigration debate in what had appeared to be the most serene multicultural society in Europe.‪ Norway's long-standing reputation as a welcoming haven for immigrants is being tested as its Muslim population grows.

Many immigrants live in the Oslo neighborhood of Greenland. There are a few indigenous Norwegians, but they rush by.‪ Many women shopping at grocery stores wear the hijab.‪

The government of Bahrain has invited a renowned international legal scholar to investigate what went on during mass protests in February and March, and the brutal crackdown on the largely Shiite opposition that ensued. More than 30 people died, hundreds were detained and beaten, and thousands were fired from their jobs.

The commission is headed by Cherif Bassiouni, an Egyptian-born legal expert who has investigated war crimes and human rights violations in the Balkans, Rwanda, Afghanistan and, most recently, Libya.

When the clock ticked closer to a scheduled House vote on Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the debt ceiling last night, Boehner realized he did not have enough support from the Republican Party's right wing. He stalled, went into closed-door meetings, then called it a night. The votes that were supposed to happen are expected Friday instead — one day closer to default.

The Arctic tundra has been relatively thunderstorm-free for 10,000 years. But conditions are changing in the far north, and in 2007 a lightning strike caused the biggest wildfire ever recorded on the North Slope of Alaska. The tundra is normally a carbon sink, but scientists report in the journal Nature that that single fire released more carbon into the atmosphere than the entire Arctic tundra absorbs every year.

The military commander of Libya's rebel forces, Gen. Abdel Fattah Younis, was killed Thursday just before arriving for questioning by rebel authorities.

Last night, the House of Representatives postponed a vote on its debt ceiling bill.

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