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SANTA FE, N.M. — A former New Mexico state senator who is already serving a jail term for public corruption convictions is scheduled to appear in court Monday on separate charges dealing with spending from his campaign account. Phil Griego is expected to enter a plea to perjury and other charges after reaching an agreement with prosecutors. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated by 3 p.m. MST.


—ALBUQUERQUE-POLICE SHOOTING — Albuquerque police say a suspect who was shot by officers after firing a rifle is expected to recover.

—FETAL TISSUE-UNM — The University of New Mexico racked up more than $600,000 in legal bills as it navigated a special congressional committee's investigation into how it procured fetal tissue for research.

—RAPE KIT BACKLOG — New Mexico's most populous city has made some progress to clear its backlog of untested rape kits as state public safety officials are close to erasing their own backlog.


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