Video: Morning News September 12th, 2014

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – President Obama meets in private with members of Congress today, pitching his plan to spend $500 million to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels in an effort to destroy the terrorist group, ISIS.  Even Republican House Speaker, John Boehner is calling on his colleagues to support the president in this effort.  Secretary of State John Kerry remains overseas this morning, trying to garner support from countries there in forming a global coalition to defeat ISIS.

The Old Town Salsa Fiesta is this weekend, and includes both salsa the food, and the dance style. The Fiesta is from noon to eight Saturday.  More than 40 contestants are signed up for the Best Salsa competition. There will also be dance lessons offered during the Fiesta.  For all the details, check on links here on KRQE.com.

There’s a career fair in the Metro area today. From 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., representatives from 54 companies with hundreds of openings are participating in the career fair. It’s at the Workforce Connection office at 501 Mountain Road NW. Dress for success bring your resume, and good luck.

There’s plenty of fun to be had today and this weekend at the New Mexico State Fair. Today, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is hosting a rodeo. The featured country band, The Henningsens play at the rodeo tonight at 7 p.m. tomorrow the State Fair Parade launches from the Fairgrounds at 8:30 a.m. Sunday is Mexican Extravaganza day with a Mexican Rodeo and concert at 4 p.m.

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