Want to Win $5 Million? Get Vaccinated, New Mexico Says.

As states scramble to persuade people to get coronavirus vaccines, New Mexico announces one of the biggest cash awards as an incentive.

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How New Mexico Became the State With the Highest Rate of Full Vaccinations

New Mexico, which has one of the highest poverty rates in the U.S., is a vaccination pacesetter thanks to decisive political decisions, homegrown technology and cooperation.

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Biden Picks Xavier Becerra to Lead Health and Human Services

The selection of Mr. Becerra, the California attorney general, is a surprise. If confirmed, he will face a daunting challenge in leading the department at a critical moment in the pandemic.

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Virus Response Fueling G.O.P. Bid to Retake New Mexico Seat

A district flipped by Democrats is suddenly in play again as Republicans mobilize opposition to pandemic measures, signaling the tenuous hold Democrats have on some seats they picked up in 2018.

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Who’s in the Running to Be Joe Biden’s Vice President?

Here are 12 women who are under serious consideration by Mr. Biden, and why each might be chosen — and might not be.

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Inside Biden’s Vice-Presidential Search: Who’s on the List and Where It Stands

The search committee is conducting interviews and seeking private documents, and prospects like Val Demings and Keisha Lance Bottoms are getting a closer look as political currents influence the search.

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Why a Biden Victory Hinges on Picking the Right Running Mate

The Democratic nominee needs someone to energize the party’s coalition and balance the ticket.

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For a City Already in a ‘Death Spiral,’ What’s After Lockdown?

In Farmington, N.M., the economy was already struggling. Now everyone knows someone who is out of work because of the coronavirus. Very few say they know anyone who got sick.

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A Red Corner of a Blue State Fights to Reopen

In Farmington, N.M., the economy was already struggling. Now everyone knows someone who is out of work because of the coronavirus. Very few say they know anyone who got sick.

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New Mexico Invokes Riot Law to Control Virus Near Navajo Nation

The lockdown in Gallup, on the edge of the country’s largest Indian reservation, comes in response to a worsening outbreak.

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Why Biden’s Choice of Running Mate Has Momentous Implications

Mr. Biden has hinted that he might serve only one term if he wins. That would set up a woman as the front-runner for 2024 and perhaps define the Democratic agenda for the next decade.

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How New Mexico Flattened the Coronavirus Curve

It has two things missing elsewhere: political leadership and a strong health system.

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