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PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. (AP) - President Donald Trump's budget plan calls for saving $10 million by selling wild horses captured across the West without a guarantee from buyers that the animals won't be resold for slaughter. Advocates say the change would gut nearly a half-century of protection for wild horses and could send thousands of mustangs to foreign slaughterhouses for processing as food. They say Trump is kowtowing to livestock interests who don't want the mustangs competing for precious forage across rangeland

UPHAM, N.M. (AP) - More than a dozen payloads from public schools and other educational organizations around Colorado will be aboard one of the rockets to be launched from Spaceport America during a competition next month. The schools are teaming up with United Launch Alliance and Ball Aerospace for the June 24 launch at the spaceport in southern New Mexico.

FIRESTONE, Colo. (AP) - The company that owns a gas well linked to a fatal home explosion in Colorado says it will permanently shut down that well and two others in the neighborhood. Anadarko Petroleum announced the shut-down Wednesday in Firestone, where an April 17 explosion killed two people. Investigators blamed the explosion on unrefined, odorless natural gas from a severed 1-inch (2.5-centimeter) pipeline.

DENVER (AP) - Colorado recorded four accidental shootings involving children under 12 from 2014 through 2016, including two that resulted in charges against someone. Nationwide, there were 152 accidents in which children under age 12 either killed themselves or were mistakenly shot and killed by another child. Research by the USA TODAY Network and The Associated Press found that about half of those deaths led to a criminal charge.

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