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    The Navajo Nation and a group founded by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and actor Robert Redford said Thursday they have agreed on a plan to manage thousands of wild horses on the reservation and keep the animals from being sent to slaughter houses.

  • High court stays case over New Mexico investments

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  • Broker Marc Correra pleas in tax evasion case

    A politically connected financial broker at the heart of a state investment scandal paid nearly $329,000 to New Mexico on Monday to resolve a state tax-evasion case.

  • Panel OK's proposal to overhaul school oversight

    Democratic lawmakers pushed ahead Friday with a proposal to overhaul New Mexico's oversight of education by reversing a decision by voters a decade ago that gave the governor more influence over public school policy.

  • ** FILE ** Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican. (Associated Press)

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  • **FILE** Jim DeMint (Associated Press)

    Reported Israel-led missile attack in Syria is sign of growing regional tension

    Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Sunday that Israel's reported airstrike outside of Damascus early Sunday is "sending a signal" to Iran, Hezbollah and possibly the United States "that the situation right in the Syrian area is getting very, very tense."

  • Google's Schmidt urges Internet openness in NKorea

    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Thursday it's up to North Korea to shed its self-imposed isolation and allow its citizens to use the Internet and connect with the outside world, or risk remaining way behind other countries.

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  • AP Exclusive: Richardson pressing NKorean test ban

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  • Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, back row left, and former Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson, back row right, look at North Korean soldiers working on computers at the Grand Peoples Study House in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

    Richardson pressing North Korean test ban

    Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Wednesday that his delegation is pressing North Korea to put a moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests and to allow more cell phones and an open Internet for its citizens.

  • Tech delegation pressing NKorea Internet openness

    A private delegation including Google's Eric Schmidt is urging North Korea to allow more open Internet access and cellphones to benefit its citizens, the mission's leader said in the country with some of the world's tightest controls on information.

  • AP Exclusive: Google exec in NKorea openness call

    A private delegation including Google's Eric Schmidt is urging North Korea to allow more open Internet access and cellphones to benefit its citizens, the mission's leader said Wednesday in the country with some of the world's tightest controls on information.

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