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Dean Heller won’t rule out run for governor in 2018

Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), the top target for Senate Democrats in the 2018 midterms, isn’t ruling out running for …

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UFC champion Conor McGregor issued California boxing license

Conor McGregor’s career looks set to take another intriguing twist after reports emerged on Wednesday night that the UFC superstar has been issued a boxing license in …

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Outline emerges of Oakland stadium deal to keep Raiders

With the clock ticking, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is betting big that a combination of $600 million in private money from Ronnie Lott’s investment group …

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Traveling for Thanksgiving? Study says Nevada drivers among nation’s worst

The millions of people who take to the nation’s highways for Thanksgiving should keep a sharp eye out for Texas and Louisiana license plates: A study from a car insurance group says …

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Caesars bankruptcy heads to showdown with U.S. watchdog

The U.S. government’s bankruptcy watchdog objected on Monday to a Caesars Entertainment Corp subsidiary’s proposal to exit Chapter 11, threatening to derail a largely consensual plan to …

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Kovalev vs. Ward in rematch? Here’s why it’s complicated

Unbeaten Andre Ward’s come-from-behind, unanimous-decision victory Saturday night to claim three light-heavyweight belts from previously undefeated Sergey Kovalev was a bout that realized the hype and hopes …

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Roger Goodell says ‘ideal scenario’ would be to keep Raiders, Chargers in place

The San Diego Chargers may join the Rams in Los Angeles and the Oakland Raiders could relocate to Las Vegas, but the “ideal scenario” would be for …

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George Strait announces 4 weekends of Las Vegas shows in 2017

George Strait will return to Las Vegas in 2017 for a limited run of very special dates at the T-Mobile Arena, giving fans an all-new show in …

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Adelson, Wynn, Ruffin join Donald Trump’s inauguration team

Billionaire casino moguls Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn have joined President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and will help raise the millions needed to pull off …

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Trump advisers eye reviving Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump

The long-stalled plan to stash radioactive waste at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain is set to be revived with the arrival of President-elect Donald Trump in Washington and the departure of the project’s most ardent Senate opponent, Harry Reid. Two people familiar with Trump’s transition planning say the issue is actively being discussed by …

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Report: NFL doesn’t want Raiders in Las Vegas

Not to be lost in the Chargers’ stadium situation is its effect on Oakland and the Raiders’ plans to possibly relocate to Las Vegas. While there is momentum from political leaders in …

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KKK announces Trump ‘victory’ parade in North Carolina

While one report of Ku Klux Klan activity in North Carolina following Donald Trump’s election as president was debunked, the real KKK has announced a rally in the state …

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Arizona Wildcats’ Ray Smith, a Las Vegas High grad, retiring after 3rd ACL injury

Las Vegas High graduate Ray Smith is retiring from basketball after tearing his ACL for …

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The Chinese billionaire behind Faraday Future just got a grim reality check

A new memo from Chinese tech billionaire Jia Yueting shows him finally recognizing how overambitious he’s been with his mysterious electric and autonomous car startups Faraday Future and LeEco. Worryingly …

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Ex-Harrah’s executive: I know Trump. Don’t vote for him

I got to know Donald Trump reasonably well in the 1980s — and I will not be voting for him. Thirty-four years ago, I was a senior vice president for Harrah’s and was given the …

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