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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The water utility that serves New Mexico's largest metropolitan area has agreed to lease water to the federal government to keep the stretch of the Rio Grande that flows through Albuquerque from going dry. With little moisture last fall and winter and spotty rain this summer, water managers are closed to running out of irrigation reserves that are stored in the state's reservoirs. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.


CLOVIS, N.M. — A Las Vegas casino executive is proposing a new racetrack and casino in eastern New Mexico with a "moving grandstand" that will allow an audience to travel alongside running horses. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Navajo voters have a record number of candidates to choose from in Tuesday's presidential primary election, with a field of 18 candidates vying to be among the two who will advance to the November general election. The candidates have touted plans for economic development and securing water rights, providing services to veterans and the elderly, and bringing younger Navajos back home. By Felicia Fonseca. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.


PHOENIX — Immigration authorities coerced dozens of parents separated from their children at the border to sign documents they didn't understand, according to a complaint expected to be filed Thursday. By Astrid Galvan. SENT: 610 words, photos.


— MISSING STUDENT-IOWA: For years, the young man from Mexico presented himself as a legal U.S. resident and reliable worker at a family dairy farm in small town Iowa, his employer said. But Christhian Bahena Rivera is now accused of illegally living and working in the U.S. on fraudulent documents, of being a predator who kidnapped and killed a beloved young woman, and to some, the monstrous face of a lax immigration system. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 1,060 words, photos, video.


BANDELIER MONUMENT-VANDALISM: Rangers at Bandelier National Monument are asking for the public's help as they investigate vandalism at one of the park's historic sites.

— CLOVIS LIBRARY SHOOTING-ANNIVERSARY: Officials in Clovis will hold a moment of silence Tuesday on the one-year anniversary of a fatal shooting inside a city library.

— TODDLER LEFT ON BUS: A New Mexico family is suing a school district after parents say their 3-year-old son was left on a school bus for five hours.



FORT YATES, N.D. — Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving travels to the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota to be honored by the tribe. Irving, whose late mother was once part of the tribe, expressed his support during the tribe's protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos, video. Developing from morning ceremonies.


DENVER — San Diego's Joey Lucchesi makes his fourth career start against Colorado on Thursday to close out a three-game series. The Rockies counter with lefty Kyle Freeland, who's 7-2 with a 2.22 ERA in 11 starts at home. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game time is 3:10 p.m. EDT.


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