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World Jul 11Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship
Swashbuckling entrepreneur Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday, beating out fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos.
Politics Jun 22WATCH: U.S. official to address legacy of Indigenous boarding schools
The unprecedented work will include compiling and reviewing decades of records to identify past boarding schools, locate known and possible burial sites at or near those schools, and uncover the names and tribal affiliations of students, she said.
Nation May 05Families, advocates mark day of awareness for Indigenous victims of violence
From Washington to American Southwest Indigenous communities, top government officials, family members and advocates are gathering as part of a call to action to address the ongoing problem of violence against Indigenous women and children.
Nation Mar 29New Mexico sues U.S. over proposed nuclear waste storage plans
New Mexico is suing the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission over concerns that the federal agency hasn’t done enough to vet plans for a facility to store spent nuclear fuel in the state.
Nation Mar 24People downwind of first atomic blasts renew push for U.S. compensation
Some lawmakers and residents from western states have been urging Congress to expand a compensation program for years, and advocates say the latest push takes on added weight because it's set to expire next year.
Science Feb 10Audit raises concerns about wildfire risks at U.S. nuclear lab
Los Alamos National Laboratory is the birthplace of the atomic bomb and has experienced hundreds of millions of dollars in losses and damage from previous wildfires.
Nation Jan 13Navajo Nation, New Mexico reach settlements over 2015 mine spill
The Navajo Nation and the state of New Mexico have settled with mining companies to resolve claims stemming from a 2015 spill that sent wastewater rushing downstream from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado.
Education Aug 17Virus clusters erupt at U.S. universities as semester begins
From the dorms at North Carolina to the halls of Notre Dame, officials at universities around the U.S. scrambled on Monday to deal with new COVID-19 clusters at the start of the fall semester.
Science Apr 03Cleanup of U.S. nuclear waste takes back seat as virus spreads
Fallout from the global coronavirus pandemic is resulting in more challenges as the nation's only underground repository for nuclear waste finished ramping down operations Wednesday to keep workers safe.
Economy Feb 20New Mexico sues Google over collection of children’s data
Google disputes the allegations, saying the service allows schools to control account access and requires they obtain parental consent when necessary.