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In Brief - News - June 21, 2013

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The Associated Press

Murder victim has ties to Vegas
ALBUQUERQUE — Authorities say one of two men found fatally shot at an Albuquerque home apparently shot himself after calling 911 to say he’d just shot the other man.
Responding officers found both men dead, each with a gunshot wound to the head.
Police say Henry Aragon, 58,  called 911 late Monday. He said he’d shot 38-year-old Antonio Trujillo, who also lived at the home. Aragon was heard yelling at Trujillo not to die.
Trujillo had ties to Las Vegas, having graduated from Robertson High School in 1993.
According to police, an initial investigation indicates both men were drinking and that they argued after Trujillo came home from work.
Police say a neighbor was present when Aragon shot himself and had been pleading with Aragon to give him the gun.
Aragon referred to Trujillo as his son-in-law but police say Trujillo wasn’t married to Aragon’s daughter.

State gets $12M education grant
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico will receive an additional $12.5 million in federal money over four years to improve early childhood education.
The governor announced the grant on Tuesday.
The money is on top of $25 million the U.S. Department of Education awarded the state last year through the national “Race to the Top” competitive grant program.
Martinez said the money will be used to help improve early reading skills of students and ensure children are ready to learn when they enter elementary school.

New Mexican hires editor
SANTA FE — An investigative reporter with The New York Times will be the new editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican.
The newspaper announced Monday that Ray Rivera will succeed Rob Dean, who retired earlier this month after 21 years as editor.
Rivera, 47, is a former senior general assignment reporter and sports editor for The New Mexican.
He also has worked at the Washington Post, Seattle Times and Salt Lake Tribune and formerly was a senior general assignment reporter and sports editor for The New Mexican.
The newspaper says Rivera will be relocating to Santa Fe with his wife and three children and plans to begin work next month.