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Caesars ‘optimistic’ on deal with bankrupt unit’s creditors

Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR.O) is “optimistic” of finally reaching a $5 billion agreement with creditors to push its main operating unit out of a long and costly bankruptcy, the Las Vegas-based casino group said …

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Why were two F-117 Nighthawks flying over Nevada?

The Air Force retired the Nighthawk because advances in radar could thwart the F-117s now-dated stealth capabilities. It seemed that the venerable F-117 was destined for …

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Billionaire Elaine Wynn delights in minutiae of education reform

Elaine Wynn is one of the wealthiest women in the United States, has no school-aged children, and could be doing just about anything. But, instead of simply writing checks behind the scenes, she serves as the president of the Nevada State Board of Education, where she delights in the jargon and tedium of slow-burning education reform. Her confidants include the likes of Warren Buffett, Maria Shriver and …

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Report: Mark Davis won’t sell stake in Raiders to Sheldon Adelson

The Las Vegas billionaire drew ire from Mark Davis for expecting to buy a stake in the NFL franchise if it moves to Southern Nevada …

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Investment group offers to purchase Coliseum, keep Raiders in Oakland

A group of investors with ties to NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott is offering to purchase the Coliseum land with the hopes of keeping the Raiders in Oakland …

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George H.W. Bush said to be voting for Hillary Clinton

Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party’s presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family …

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Reid unloads on Trump as ‘liar,’ ‘fraud’ after birther reversal

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid unloaded on Donald Trump after the Republican presidential nominee conceded that Barack Obama was born in the United States while accusing Hillary Clinton of …

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‘I hate palm trees’: The sentimental journey of Harry Reid

The SUV meandered through a quiet middle-class neighborhood until it reached Harry Reid’s former home, a pleasant one-story ranch house with a terra-cotta roof, pink flowers out front and a swimming pool in the back. The Senate minority leader remained …

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Wayne Newton says he wants part of the Raiders if they move to Las Vegas

In a brief street interview, Wayne Newton tells TMZ Sports that if the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas, he’d be interested in buying part of …

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The Clinton foundation you’ve never heard of

The Clinton Global Foundation is out to change the world, but the Clintons’ other foundation has spent more than $20 million on smaller goals: supporting their local firehouse, the Arkansas Ballet, and …

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Wally Backman on Las Vegas 51s resignation: Mets didn’t respect me

Wally Backman insisted Tuesday that he resigned as manager of the New York Mets’ Triple-A affiliate because of a lack of respect and repeatedly getting passed over for …

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Tupac Shakur: 20 years after his death in Las Vegas

It is easy to forget that Tupac Shakur’s career only lasted five years. The rapper released his first studio album “2Pacalypse Now” in November 1991. By September 13, 1996 …

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With staff in place, McPhee confident he’ll bring NHL winner to Las Vegas

They are without a coach, and a roster, and a distinguishable brand, or the requisite prefix to license “Knights,” but the NHL franchise that lies dormant has a team. And they’re fully operational …

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Exclusive: Inside Sheldon Adelson’s plan to build an NFL stadium in Las Vegas

A new NFL season begins today, with a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. But as the season kicks off, a different team is …

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5 things to watch as Donald Trump woos megadonor Sheldon Adelson

While the two billionaires seem to be getting along well, there is still no answer to the big question floating over this relationship: Will Adelson make good on his promise to …

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