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XGR-PET FOOD FEE

SANTA FE, N.M. — Two New Mexico legislators are proposing a special tax on pet food to raise money for spay and neutering fees for dogs and cats, but critics are concerned the additional fee could be passed on to consumers and deter pet food companies from doing business with New Mexico. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, AP Photos.

RANCHING STANDOFF TRIAL

LAS VEGAS — A U.S. judge who declared a mistrial last month could end the much-watched criminal prosecution of a Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities. Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro's decision on Monday is sure to echo among states' rights advocates in Western states where the federal government controls vast expanses that some people want to remain protected and others want open for grazing, mining and oil and gas drilling. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 690 words, AP Photos.

ALSO:

— ALBUQUERQUE-POLICE SHOOTING: Authorities say a man has been killed in a shooting involving Albuquerque police.

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