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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southern New Mexico on the Rio Grande north-northwest of El Paso, Texas. Irrigated farming and the nearby White Sands Missile Range are important to its economy. Population: 86,300.

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  • n. a town in southern New Mexico on the Rio Grande


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  • She'd definitely make the trek to Las Cruces, which is only about 40 or so minutes away.

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  • Jereme Johnson, an honorable mention All-American who set single-season records for batting average (.472) and on-base percentage (.553), is a lock in the outfield, but additions such as Las Cruces freshman Luis Quinones could split time in the infield and outfield.

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  • The spiritual leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen born in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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  • The spaceport's budget depends on attracting at least 140,000 paying tourists a year to its remote site—nearly two hour's drive from the southern New Mexico city of Las Cruces and about four hours from Santa Fe—to watch takeoffs and browse interactive exhibits.

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  • Rick Scibelli, Jr. for The Wall Street Journal Emilio Gutierrez lives with his son in Las Cruces, N.M., as he awaits a ruling on his asylum request.

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  • After being released, the two moved to Las Cruces, N.M., an hour's drive from El Paso.

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  • Mr. Moore, 21 years old, of Las Cruces, N.M., was arrested at his residence early Tuesday.

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  • Many years ago I was stationed at an Army post in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and I came away with a memory of it being the only state with an official question: "Red or Green?"

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  • I am currently studying the world-shaking work on storytelling in organizations by Dr. David Boje, who teaches at the College of Business at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M.

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  • Fast forward to this October, when Mr. Branson and his children Sam and Holly christened Spaceport America, which advertises itself as "the world's first purpose built commercial spaceport" and is located about 55 miles north of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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