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BC-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

December 17, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

CLERGY ABUSE-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ A longtime New Mexico Catholic priest has announced he was a “whistle-blower” who has privately assisted victims of clergy sex abuse. UPCOMING: 400 words. AP Photos.

TRUMP-BORDER WALL

WASHINGTON _ Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties. Without a resolution, parts of the federal government will shut down at midnight Friday. By Hope Yen. SENT: 660 words, AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

_FLU DEATH _ New Mexico is reporting the first death of this year’s flu season.

_FISH SPECIES-DONATION _ The collection of preserved deep-sea fish at Western New Mexico University has expanded to include ones with long teeth and glowing organs.

SPORTS

BKC--NORTHERN COLORADO-NEW MEXICO STATE

LAS CRUCES, N.M. _ Northern Colorado plays New Mexico State at Pan American Center.

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