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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.
Nation Sep 27Joe Wilson, skeptic on Iraq War intelligence, dies at age 69
Wilson died of organ failure in Santa Fe, said his former wife, Valerie Plame, whose identity as a CIA operative was exposed days after Wilson's criticism of U.S. intelligence that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was attempting to purchase uranium.
Nation Jun 21Justice Department asks federal judge to remove 20-day detention limit on immigrant families
The Department of Justice asked a federal judge to change the rules regarding the detention of immigrant families who enter the country illegally, seeking permission to detain them for longer than 20 days in an effort to keep children with…
Politics Jun 19Democratic attorneys general urge end to border separations
A coalition of Democratic attorneys general demanded Tuesday that the Trump administration end a "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.