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AP-NM--New Mexico News Coverage Advisory, NM

July 11, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Mexico. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 505-822-9022 or apalbuquerque@ap.org

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART ENTREPRENEURS

SANTA FE, N.M. Nobel laureate and financier to the poor Muhammad Yunus is taking his campaign against the concentration of wealth to the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where artisans from dozens of countries are encouraged to think like entrepreneurs. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version, photos.

IMMIGRATION-THE FLIGHT HOME

GUATEMALA CITY — Donelda Pulex Castellanos stepped off the airplane in Guatemala holding her 6-year-old daughter’s hand and burst into heaving sobs. They’d been separated for two months after they were caught crossing the U.S. border illegally. The first families who had been separated under the “zero tolerance” policy were sent back to Guatemala Tuesday. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2 p.m. MDT, photos.

WITH:

— HOMELAND SECURITY-CENTRAL AMERICA: U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is creating an office within the department to help the governments of Central America and Mexico get information about reunifying families following their separation by the Trump administration. By Colleen Long. SENT: 400 words.

— BORDER PROTECTION-DE BLASIO: U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio illegally crossed from Mexico into the U.S. while visiting the Texas border near El Paso in June. SENT: 420 words, photos.

ALSO:

— PENSION SHORTFALL: Member of a legislative committee are taking stock of mounting liabilities at New Mexico’s two major public pension funds in the wake of a downgrade of the state’s credit rating.

— ALBUQUERQUE-FIERY CRASH: Albuquerque authorities say a man was killed in a fiery crash in which his motorcycle lodged under a tractor-trailer rig, causing gas tanks to rupture and explode on westbound Interstate 40 early Wednesday.

— LESSER PRARIE CHICKEN: A grouse that has been the focus of an ongoing legal battle over whether it warrants federal protection has seen its numbers increase by nearly 30 percent over the past year.

— FBI-ALBUQUERQUE OFFICE: An FBI official most recently assigned to the agency’s headquarters is the new head of the Albuquerque Field Office, an office where he first served after beginning his FBI career 22 years ago.

SPORTS:

BBN--DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER — Diamondbacks RHP Shelby Miller (0-3, 9.00) makes his fourth start Wednesday night since returning from Tommy John surgery. He will face Colorado RHP German Marquez (7-8, 4.92), who is 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA with 14 strikeouts and no walks in his last two starts. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

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