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OIL BOOM-NEW MEXICO
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A shake-up has resulted from a recent decision by New Mexico oil and gas regulators to ease restrictions on well locations for a Texas-based company operating in one of the nation’s oldest producing basins. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.
OIL PIPELINE-PROTESTER INJURY
BISMARCK, N.D. — A New York City woman who suffered a severe arm injury protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota two years ago is suing law enforcement even though she does not yet have evidence that might help her prove law officers were to blame. The pipeline is operated by a Dallas-based company. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 250 words.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators have approved the $150 million expansion of the Roosevelt Gas Plant in McKenzie County, though they ordered Houston-based Kinder Morgan to minimize noise and light pollution for neighboring landowners. The plant processes 50 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. A Kinder Morgan subsidiary plans to build another plant at the same location to process another 150 million cubic feet per day. It’s to begin operating in a year. UPCOMING: 250 words.
TIJUANA, Mexico — Many among the more than 5,000 Central American migrants in Tijuana were urgently exploring their options amid a growing feeling that they had little hope of making successful asylum bids in the United States or of crossing the border illegally. Most were dispirited on Monday, a day after U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to turn back some migrants who had breached the border. They saw the clash and official response as hurting their chances of reaching the U.S. There was a steady line outside a shelter at a tent housing the International Organization for Migration, where officials were offering assistance for those who wanted to return to their home countries. By Christopher Sherman. SENT: 770 words, with photos, video.
— LINCOLN PRIZE-BUSH — Former President George W. Bush of Dallas will receive a prestigious leadership prize from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation during a ceremony next year in Chicago. With photo.
— FATAL STANDOFF-HOUSTON — Police in Houston say a man is dead after a shooting with officers on the city’s west side.
— REL--VATICAN-CALIFORNIA BISHOP — Pope Francis has named Monsignor Daniel Garcia, currently an auxiliary bishop in Austin, Texas, to take over as bishop of Monterey, California.
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EXCHANGE-DRESS FOR SUCCESS
SAN ANTONIO — Dress for Success Executive Director Robbye Floyd calls it the “transformational mirror.” It’s where women see their self-image renewed by the type of stylish, professional ensemble they need to rock a job interview or get through the time before the first paycheck. The San Antonio Express-News reports a mirror in another room reflects the same for men referred to a newer and less-known program called Career Gear. It got its start in 1997, when then-law student Nancy Lublin used a $5,000 inheritance to team up with nuns to collect high-quality clothing donations to help low-income women land a first job or return to work. The program was launched in a Manhattan church basement. By Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News. SENT: 810 words, pursuing photos.
Former Texas coach Mack Brown is North Carolina’s new football coach in a second stint with the Tar Heels. The school officially announced the move in a news release Tuesday morning. Financial and contract terms were not immediately available, though the school has scheduled a news conference for later Tuesday with Brown, athletic director Bubba Cunningham and Chancellor Carol Folt. Brown replaces Larry Fedora, who was fired Sunday after seven seasons. he 67-year-old Brown coached the Tar Heels from 1988-97, with his last two teams finishing in the top 10 nationally. He went on to spend 16 seasons at Texas, where he won the national championship for 2005. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 520 words, with photos. Will be updated.
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