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Susana Martinez

Faith holds at New Mexico churches targeted by small blasts

A New Mexico church service was set to start when the mailbox exploded near the office entrance. Unshaken in faith, the congregation of Calvary Baptist in Las Cruces headed to the parking lot, set up folding chairs and listened as the pastor drew from the story of David and Goliath. The explosion that sent the mailbox flying 100 feet over a woman's head was the first of two om Sunday that caused minor damage to two churches in Las Cruces — the second-largest city in New Mexico near the border of Mexico and Texas. No one was injured in the blasts at Calvary Baptist and Holy Cross Roman Catholic, but authorities said the explosive devices could have caused serious injuries if...