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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Citing President Donald Trump's policies and comments about Latinos, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus boycotted a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration hosted by Trump. In a letter to the president, caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a New Mexico Democrat, also cited Trump's denial that nearly 3,000 lives were lost in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez was one of the only elected Hispanic officials to attend Monday.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Attorneys general from California and New Mexico are suing the Trump administration over its rollback of a rule aimed at reducing pollution from energy drilling on federal lands. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in California on Tuesday. It came just hours after the U.S. Interior Department announced it was rescinding a methane pollution rule proposed under President Barack Obama.

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - A federal lawsuit says members of a southeastern New Mexico high school soccer team repeatedly sexually assaulted teammates while coaches looked the other way. The Hobbs News-Sun reports the lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque by a parent of a player alleges her son was raped by Hobbs High School soccer teammates shortly after another player was sexually assaulted on a bus.

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - A new photo exhibit is showcasing different barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico based on research by an Ohio professor. "Up Close with U.S.-Mexico Border Barriers" opens Wednesday at the LeFevre Art Gallery on the campus in Newark, 40 miles east of Columbus. The free exhibit features border wall photos and maps.

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