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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. MDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A previously undiscovered copy of a historic treaty signed by Navajo leaders and the U.S. government that allowed the tribe to return to its homeland in 1868 will go on display later this year. Navajo Vice President Jonathan Nez says relatives of a peace commissioner involved in the process 150 years ago found the document in a trunk in the family attic. It was still bound with the original ribbon.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Las Cruces police say a teen is dead after being shot and that investigators believe the youth was shot while a passenger in a car involved in a pursuit and exchange of gunfire between occupants of two vehicles. Police Department spokesman Dan Trujillo says 17-year-old Jovon Solomon died at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, after being shot Monday evening.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico education officials are proceeding with a proposal that would require public schools to administer improvement and intervention plans and in some cases hold back students who have literacy skills below grade level. Education Secretary-designate Christopher Ruszkowski is proposing the new rules that focuses on reading proficiency based on a state assessment and would apply to students in kindergarten through third grade.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The staff for New Mexico Democratic congressional candidate Debra Haaland has joined an upstart national labor union for election-campaign workers. The Campaign Workers Guild announced Monday it had secured a union contract with Haaland's campaign that outlines minimum pay, working conditions and benefits for employees. Haaland says she embraced the idea of unionizing when approached by staff members.

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