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  • Bond forum turns into rally

    Though there were only 13 people in the audience, mostly public officials or former educators who showed up at a forum designed to educate the public about a key educational issue Los Alamos residents will soon be voting on. 

    Los Alamos Public Schools Dr. Gene Schmidt was among those most enthused. 

    “This was a pep rally,” Schmidt said. “The nice part about that is it reaffirms my belief that people are excited about education. These people are all ‘yes’ votes, yet they still showed up to say ‘we want to vote yes.’ ”

  • LANL pulls Chinese components from computers

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory has replaced numerous Chinese components in all of its computer systems over security concerns, according to the Reuters News Agency. 

    The parts in question are network switches manufactured by H3C Technologies. Network switches are used to manage data traffic.

    Reuters learned of LANL’s concerns through a Nov. 5 letter written by the acting chief information officer at LANL to the Department of Energy’s national nuclear security administration’s manager for safeguards and security. 

    NNSA did not respond to a request for comment.

    The letter detailed how an unidentified network engineer at LANL alerted authorities that the devices were being installed on the networks, and that there may be some already installed on the networks. 

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  • Alabama Wins Second Straight BCS Championship
  • Today in History for January 8th
  • 10 things to know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

    1. NOMINEE FOR DEFENSE A POSSIBLE TRAILBLAZER

    If confirmed, Chuck Hagel would the first enlisted soldier and first Vietnam vet to head the Pentagon.

    2. CARNAGE IN COLO. MOVIE HOUSE RECALLED DURING HEARING

    "After I saw what I saw in the theater — horrific — I didn't want anyone else to die," says one officer who ferried the wounded to a hospital.

    3. CHURCH SEES RISK IN VENEZUELA

    Uncertainty over Chavez's health makes for a potentially dangerous and violent situation, Catholic leaders warn.

    4. A RAY OF HOPE IN HEALTH CARE

    Americans kept their medical spending in check for three years in a row.

  • Teen Accused of Plotting to Bomb Classmates

    An eastern Alabama high school student faces an attempted assault charge after authorities say he planned to use homemade explosives in a terrorist attack on fellow students at his school.

  • Today in History for January 7th
  • 10 things to know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Monday:

    1. WHO MAY FACE A CONFIRMATION FIGHT

    Obama nominates Chuck Hagel for defense chief, but Republicans say they'll oppose the former GOP senator and Vietnam vet.

    2. HOW ASSAD CASTS HIS REGIME AFTER THIS WAR

    The Syrian leader lays out a peace plan that keeps himself in power.

    3. WHAT NEW FISCAL CHALLENGE CONCERNS MCCONNELL

    The top GOP senator suggests a crippling default on U.S. loans may be possible without deep spending cuts.

    4. AURORA SHOOTINGS HEARING TO GET UNDER WAY

    The suspect in the Colorado movie theater killings returns to court for what might be the closest thing to a trial victims and their families will see.

  • Defensive Struggle Looms in BCS Championship