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  • October 16, 2013  

    Large herds of wild horses roam the American Southwest, but overpopulation is putting a strain on resources and threatening the livelihood of farmers and ranchers. In New Mexico, some argue the solution is to reopen horse slaughterhouses in the U.S., but opponents say the practice is inhumane. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2013  

    NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien visits the nation’s most active explosives testing facility in New Mexico to learn more about what makes a pressure cooker bomb — like those used at the Boston Marathon — tick. Investigators often use the center to test theories and find new ways to defend against future attacks. Continue reading

  • August 23, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, Mitt Romney unveiled his energy plan in New Mexico, which aims for complete energy independence in the U.S. His plans calls for increased oil and gas drilling, including offshore of Virginia and North Carolina, two states where drilling is currently banned. Continue reading

  • June 29, 2012  

    President Obama traveled to Colorado to assess the damages wreaked by record-breaking wildfires. One person has died in the fires and more than 300 homes were destroyed. Continue reading

  • June 18, 2012  

    In other news Monday, more than 1,700 firefighters battled heat and high winds trying to corral a record-breaking fire in northern Colorado. The blaze grew to 91 square miles over the weekend forcing new evacuations. Also, President Obama’s choice for ambassador to Iraq has withdrawn. Continue reading

  • June 15, 2012  

    Almost a week after the High Park wildfire began west of Fort Collins, Colo., the flames still rage out of control. Meanwhile, in New Mexico, fires have burned almost 60 square miles. Tom Bearden reports from northern Colorado, where a dry winter, high winds and a tiny insect are making it hard to contain the flames. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2012  

    Since it was started early Saturday by a lightning strike, the High Park wildfire has consumed more than 60 square miles in Colorado — damaging or destroying more than 100 homes. Meanwhile, crews in southern New Mexico battled a 54-square-mile fire near the town of Ruidoso. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • April 23, 2012    

    Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series profiling the views of ordinary Americans and their experiences — good, bad or indifferent — with the health care reform law. To capture the essence of the opinions expressed, the stories … Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012  

    While a third of senators are on the ballot this November, six races should indicate where control of the Senate is headed. Part of a new series called the Senate Six, Ray Suarez and Christina Bellantoni outline what’s at stake in races in Montana, Virginia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico and Wisconsin. Continue reading

  • December 20, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, a snowstorm howled across the Great Plains for a second day, killing at least six people. High winds and heavy snow closed major highways in five states. Also, Egyptian troops and riot police raided Cairo’s Tahrir Square in a new bid to evict people protesting military control. Continue reading

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