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No pardon for Billythe Kid

The rehabilitation of Billy the Kid lies dead in the dust. In one of his last official acts — or non-acts — before leaving office, New Mexico‘s governor refused to pardon the Old West outlaw Friday for one of the many murders he committed before he was gunned down in 1881. Gov. Bill Richardson cited ambiguity surrounding the pledge of a pardon 130 years ago as the reason. “I felt I could not rewrite history,” Richardson told The Associated Press, hours after announcing his decision on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on his last day in office. The prospect of a
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Some governors plan toned-down inaugural affairs

CHICAGO (Reuters) – With the economy showing signs of life but millions of Americans still out of work, some newly elected or re-elected governors are keeping their inaugural parties simple, ranging from blue jeans to barbecue. Read the full story at Reuters
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NJ governor rips storm-response critics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted Democratic political opponents Friday for criticizing his absence from the state during the snowstorm that pounded the northeast over the Christmas holiday. Read the full story on CNN
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