New Mexico drops Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day
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New Mexico has officially gotten rid of Columbus Day, replacing the holiday with Indigenous Peoples' Day.

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill Tuesday to replace the holiday honoring the Italian explorer with a day celebrating members of the indigenous community, her office confirmed. The holiday will still be a legal public holiday and fall on the second Monday of October.

Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, said in a statement Wednesday that she was "proud" to legalize the new...

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