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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Five defendants initially arrested by local authorities during a raid at a ramshackle compound in a remote part of New Mexico will make their first appearance in federal court on firearms and conspiracy charges as state prosecutors plan to seek a grand jury indictment on charges related to the death of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found at the compound. Court documents filed in federal court Friday reiterated many of the same claims that state prosecutors had alleged in their stalled case. By Mary Hudetz. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version. Developing from 9:30 a.m. MDT hearing.


HOBBS, N.M. — A Virgin Mary sculpture in a New Mexico Catholic church that appears to be weeping is reportedly crying again. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The candidates for Navajo Nation president have until end of business Tuesday to announce their running mates. Current Vice President Jonathan Nez and former President Joe Shirley Jr. were the top two finisher's in last week's presidential primary. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, longer version.


— FACEBOOK DATA CENTER-SOLAR: New Mexico's largest electric provider is seeking expedited approval from regulators to build two new solar plants to help power Facebook's planned data center in central New Mexico.



DENVER — Giants rookie RHP Dereck Rodriguez (6-2) has a 2.47 ERA heading in his start Tuesday against Colorado. He's also holding hitters to a .207 average. Rockies RHP German Marquez (11-9, 4.11) is coming off a start in which he had 13 strikeouts for the Rockies. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 6:40 p.m. MDT.


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