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Lawmakers tackle crime as New Mexico state finances improve

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers and Republican Gov. Susana Martinez are preparing to boost spending on public schools, early childhood education programs and law enforcement as state government climbs out of a financial crisis linked to fluctuations in energy markets. Strategies for reducing property crime and violence, ...

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Police: ‘Dignitaries’ disrupted crime scene after massacre

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say in a new report on the Newtown school massacre that unnecessary personnel potentially contaminated the crime scene by stepping on bullet casings and glass shards before they were collected for evidence. State police released a long-awaited report Friday that reviewed their response ...

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Some children in Houston area get free eye exams, glasses

HOUSTON (AP) — Chaise Perry can’t quite see the words in his favorite “Pete the Cat” books, or those on the whiteboard at the front of his Francone Elementary School classroom. The Houston Chronicle reports the second-grader tried squinting. He sat on the floor, in front of his classmates’ desks. ...

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Murphy taps Asbury Park official as education commissioner

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Incoming governor Phil Murphy has named his pick to be New Jersey’s next education commissioner. Murphy, a Democrat, said Friday at Barack Obama Elementary School in Asbury Park that Lamont Repollet would lead his administration’s education department. Repollet currently serves as Asbury Park superintendent and ...

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Snapchat redesign is a ‘flop’ with users

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many regular users of Snapchat have complained about the service’s changed look Snapchat’s redesign, which was rolled out at the end of last year, has not gone down well with users. The refreshed look pushed out in the UK, Australia and Canada has proved ...

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