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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. MDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden is endorsing the Democratic contender in New Mexico's gubernatorial race. Congresswoman and candidate for governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday announced Biden's endorsement and said she is proud to protect the legacy of the administration of President Barack Obama. She is competing against Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce as Gov. Susana Martinez prepares to leave office.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Hours of testimony, reams of documents and the concerns of ranchers and others are being weighed as New Mexico regulators consider clearing the way for a $2 billion power line project to funnel wind and solar energy from New Mexico and Arizona to the rest of the American Southwest. A five-day hearing before the Public Regulation Commission wrapped up Tuesday, but it will likely be September before a final decision is made.

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say three men who escaped from an eastern New Mexico county jail have been arrested after a standoff at an apartment. The Clovis Police Department says an anonymous tip Tuesday led officers to the apartment where they eventually arrested 28-year-old Victor Apodaca, 31-year-old Aaron Clark and 24-year-old Rick Sena. Before their arrests, the inmates were last seen Friday walking north from Curry County Adult Detention Center.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Taking children away from their parents isn't unprecedented in American history. During times of war and unrest, the government has cited various reasons to split up families, detain children or allow others to do so. For example, children of slaves could be sold by owners at will. After the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre, U.S. authorities forced Native American families to send children to boarding schools. And during the early 1900s, states sometimes put children from poor families in orphanages.

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