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BC-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

March 30, 2019

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Mexico. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 505-822-9022 or apalbuquerque@ap.org

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

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TOP STORIES:

CLERGY ABUSE-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ A priest who was captured in Morocco after fleeing the U.S. decades ago is facing a federal trial on charges that he sexually abused a New Mexico boy in the early 1990s at an Air Force base and veterans’ cemetery. The trial of 80-year-old Arthur Perrault is set to begin Monday in Santa Fe with jury selection. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words.

TRUMP-MIGRANT CHILD DEATH-FACT CHECK

WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the circumstances of a 7-year-old migrant girl’s death as he seeks to steer any potential blame for it away from his administration. Trump, after mockingly painting asylum seekers as a “con job” in a rally the previous night, asserted on that Jakelin Caal Maquin was given no water by her father during their trek to a remote border area and that the dad acknowledged blame for his daughter’s death on Dec. 8. Those assertions are not supported by the record. By Calvin Woodward. SENT: 640 words with photos.

ALSO:

_ GUN CONTROL-NEW MEXICO: Recall effort targets three Aztec officials amid gun debate

_ OIL BOOM-LEASE SALE: Disputed oil, gas lease sale brings in $15 million

SPORTS:

ROCKIES-MARLINS

MIAMI _ Tyler Anderson, hoping to improve on last year’s 7-9 record, is scheduled to start Saturday for the Colorado Rockies against the Miami Marlins. By SANTOS PEREZ. UPCOMING: 650 words. Game scheduled to begin 6:10 p.m. ET

COYOTES-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ Despite giving up a late lead, Colorado still wound up ahead. Nathan MacKinnon’s shootout goal lifted the Avalanche over the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night and they tightened their grip on the second Western Conference wild-card berth. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

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