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NEW MEXICO

INMATE-WRITING PROGRAM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A nonprofit organization is helping inmates at jails across New Mexico express themselves through poetry, spoken word and journaling. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.

ICYMI: COMPOUND SERACH-CHILDREN REMOVED

SANTA FE, N.M. — Prosecutors on Friday charged the father and stepmother of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found at a ramshackle compound in northern New Mexico with child abuse charges that can carry a penalty of life in prison. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 610 words, photos.

IMMIGRATION-ANKLE MONITORS

EL PASO, Texas — Federal authorities' shift away from separating immigrant families caught in the U.S. illegally now means that many parents and children are quickly released, only to be fitted with electronic monitoring devices — a practice which both the government and advocacy groups oppose for different reasons. By Colleen Long, Frank Bajak and Will Weissert. SENT: 1,520 words, photos.

ALSO:

— DELIVERY BRAIN DAMAGE-LAWSUIT: A jury has awarded a New Mexico couple $74 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving a son left with brain damage.

— MEAT CLEAVER ATTACK: A New Mexico man is facing charges after police said he used a meat cleaver in a fight over an eviction.

SPORTS:

BBN--CARDINALS-ROCKIES

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies host St. Louis in game two of three of their series on Saturday night. The Cardinals will throw John Gant, and the Rockies German Marquez. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8:10 p.m. ET.

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