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TOP STORIES:

EDUCATION LAWSUIT-NATIVE AMERICANS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It's being billed as a landmark ruling that could reshape New Mexico's education system and how it gets funded. And some advocates say Native American students are among those who could benefit the most as the state has been tasked by a district judge to follow through with promises first made by state lawmakers 15 years ago to increase academic and cultural achievement among Indian students. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 450 words.

SOUTHWEST HEAT

PHOENIX — California's power grid operators called for cutbacks in electricity usage as parts of the U.S. Southwest braced Tuesday for another day of scorching heat. With triple-digit temperatures expected throughout the region, the California Independent System Operator Corp. urged people to ease off blasting the air conditioner or using the washer or other appliances on Tuesday and Wednesday during times of peak power usage. By Anita Snow. SENT: 490 words, photos.

FIRE LOOKOUTS

BOISE, Idaho — You might think fire lookouts on remote craggy peaks scattered across the U.S. West are little more than quaint reminders of an era before satellites, smartphones and jet-propelled retardant bombers. You'd be wrong. Turns out, fire lookouts with their combination of lofty views and good old-fashioned human observation continue to play a crucial role in the nation's front-line efforts to stop wildfires. By Keith J. Ridler. SENT: 920 words, photos.

IMMIGRATION-NORTHERN BORDER

DERBY LINE, Vt. — There's growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous border with Canada. U.S. officials say the numbers are relatively small, but the efforts are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Officials say the increase is partly driven by ease of entry of Mexicans into Canada, for which no visa is required. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

ALSO:

— OIL AND GAS-CARLSBAD CAVERNS: Federal land managers have opted for more time to study the potential effects of oil and gas operations near Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southeastern New Mexico.

— CHILDREN IN HOT CAR: A trial date has been set for two former New Mexico daycare owners charged with leaving two children in a hot car last year.

— OFFICER ASSAULT-PLEA: A New Mexico man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer following a traffic stop.

— GRANTS-POLICE TURMOIL: A city in western New Mexico has been hit with resignations from its police departments.

SPORTS:

BBO--ASTROS-ROCKIES

DENVER — With their seven game win streak over, the Colorado Rockies return home for a two-game series with reigning World Series champion Houston on Tuesday. Lefty Tyler Anderson starts for the Rockies against Houston's Gerrit Cole. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. EDT.

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