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Police shootings, politics, immigration and radiation among top New Mexico headlines in 2014

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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Officers surrounded James Boyd as they tried to talk him into surrendering from his campsite in the Sandia foothills. He told officers he didn't want to come down because he feared police would shoot him.

PHOTO: FILE - In this on March 6, 2014, file photo, Empty nuclear waste shipping containers sit in front of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. Operations were put on hold at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository in early February when a work truck caught fire. Nine days later, a container of waste that had been packed at Los Alamos National Laboratory and placed into one of the storage rooms at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad ruptured. The radiation leak contaminated more than 20 workers and forced the indefinite closure of the facility, leaving the federal government without a place to dispose of tons of Cold War-era waste from locations around the country. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
FILE - In this on March 6, 2014, file photo, Empty nuclear waste shipping containers sit in front of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. Operations were put on hold at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository in early February when a work truck caught fire. Nine days later, a container of waste that had been packed at Los Alamos National Laboratory and placed into one of the storage rooms at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad ruptured. The radiation leak contaminated more than 20 workers and forced the indefinite closure of the facility, leaving the federal government without a place to dispose of tons of Cold War-era waste from locations around the country. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

The standoff dragged on for hours, with Boyd threatening to kill officers at one point. Video from a helmet camera shows him gathering his belongings in an apparent agreement to surrender. Officers then opened fire.

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