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Can Billy the Kid ever RIP? N.M. uses him to promote tourism

Wild West gunslinger Billy the Kid was shot and killed in southern New Mexico 130 years ago, but state officials still can't seem to let him rest in peace. Full story

Rare Billy the Kid photograph sold for $2.3 million

The only authenticated photograph of infamous Wild West gunslinger Billy the Kid was auctioned off to Florida billionaire William Koch for an $2.3 million on Saturday night. Full story

Billy the Kid image sells for more than $2M

What is believed to be the only surviving authenticated portrait of Billy the Kid went up for auction in Denver on Saturday and sold for $2.3 million. Full story

Billy the Kid tintype up for auction in Denver

The iconic portrait of Billy the Kid that led to the mistaken belief that the outlaw was lefthanded is going up for sale this weekend. Full story

Billy the Kid denied pardon in N.M.

   New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will not pardon famous gunslinger Billy the Kid for the killings of three lawmen, citing an unclear historical record of the case.

E-mails, letters favor pardon for Billy the Kid

More people say they favor a pardon for Billy the Kid than oppose the idea after Gov. Bill Richardson's office set up a website and e-mail address to take comments on a possible posthumous pardon for one of New Mexico's most famous Old West outlaws. Full story

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The only authenticated photograph, the famous Upham tintype, of Billy the Kid up for auction at Brian Lebel's 22nd Annual Old West Show & Auction in Denver
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The only authenticated photograph, the famous Upham tintype, of Billy the Kid up for auction at Brian Lebel's 22nd Annual Old West Show & Auction in the Denver Merchandise Mart in Denver, Colorado June 25, 2011. The 130-year-old tintype photograph is considered the most recognizable photo of Billy

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Potential bidder Mike Jensen peers closely at only authenticated photograph of Billy the Kid up for auction at Brian Lebel's 22nd Annual Old West Show & Auction, in Denver

Potential bidder Mike Jensen peers closely at the only authenticated photograph, the famous Upham tintype, of Billy the Kid up for auction at Brian Lebel's 22nd Annual Old West Show & Auction, in the Denver Merchandise Mart in Denver, Colorado June 25, 2011. The 130-year-old tintype photograph is c

The infamous 19th century Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid
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: This reproduction of a circa 1880 photograph obtained November 12, 2010 from the Library of Congress shows the infamous 19th century Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid, who could yet get an official pardon in a long-awaited decision. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson reaffirmed December 29, 2010 tha

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TO GO WITH AFP STORY US-HISTORY-POLITICS Tourists John and Doris Jenkins from Arizona, leave a store selling Billy the kid merchandise in Lincoln, New Mexico on October 21, 2010. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson reaffirmed December 29, 2010 that he plans to make a decision before he leaves offi